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The Sandia Mountains tower 5,000 feet over the flood plains of the Rio Grande, making a 37,000 acre wilderness area a short drive from Albuquerque.
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

We drove up to the top of Sandia Mountains and took the hike along the top to the Kiwanis cabin. the views were great. the trail is right along the edge of the mountain peak. We drove up from Benillito side and came down the...More

Thank travelerkent
Reviewed June 6, 2017

This is must do when in town. The mountains are just breathtaking and there are many trails for hiking. Just beautiful!!!

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed May 18, 2017

It is worth to drive to the top, view 's are great. You can see over the town and Rio Grande valley. It is much cooler up than town. Lot of hiking trails and picnic places.

Thank mmikko
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! Enjoy the view and snow on top of mountain. Great pictures along the way. You'll love it!

Thank Amy B
Reviewed January 16, 2017

We took the tramway to the top of Sandia Peak and hiked to the Kiwanis Cabin. Great flat hiking, at elevations of 10,000+ FASL. Beautiful views and autumn colors in early October. Be advised it can be cold, cold, COLD. And WINDY!!! Still we enjoyed...More

Thank John H
Reviewed December 27, 2016

Whether you take the tram or drive up the east side, when you get to the top of the Sandia Mountains, you will not be disappointed. Spectacular views in all directions. It is definitely a treat when there is snow, or the evening to see...More

Thank dbinhou7511
Reviewed October 4, 2016

You don’t have to be a hiker to get to the Sandia Crest summit (over 10,600 feet high). Instead a leisurely & VERY scenic drive on a gently curving road toward the Sandia Mountain Visitor Center will take you to a “top-of-the-world” spot where wheelchair...More

1  Thank kjay855
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

So much to do up here. Hiking trails, sightseeing and photo opportunities, picnic areas, and a ski area just to mention a few. You will not be disappointed

Reviewed May 9, 2016

On a drive through to Sante Fe we drove up to the top of the Sandia mountains. The drive up was awesome on the twisting and turning road. Almost at the top was a sign that said the elevation was 11,400 feet. At the top...More

Reviewed October 26, 2015

Hiking or driving, an exhiliarating experience. The ski lodge halfway up is worth a visit, even if you're not skiing - but be sure to check that it's open SandiaPeak.com

Thank lifelongtraveler2015
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