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Fantastic views from 10,000ft

This scenic highway is well worth the 6 or 7 mile drive up from 6000ft to 10000ft. Forestry... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St. Augustine, Florida
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Winding road travelling up to 10,000 feet. Fabulous views at the top!

$4 per carload vs. $25 per person for the Tram! Once you reach the top at 10,000 feet the views of... read more

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Cibola National Forest, Sandia Park, NM
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This scenic highway is well worth the 6 or 7 mile drive up from 6000ft to 10000ft. Forestry Commission parking at the top for $3 for the day - nice snack cafe and gift shop with hiking trails overlooking Albuquerque below and 80 miles beyond....More

Thank PaulHobso
Reviewed 1 week ago

$4 per carload vs. $25 per person for the Tram! Once you reach the top at 10,000 feet the views of the mountains, forest and city are incredible. Many say sunset is spectaular. I can see how that would be true, however, the thought of...More

Thank tnkrbell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have driven up some mountains in Colorado and other places and this was one of the least scary mountain roads I have ever experienced. The inclines are gentle, the road is reasonably wide, and there are guardrails where there ought to be. Lots of...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Beautiful views of Albuquerque and on a clear day you can see forever. Always cool up at the Crest so be sure to take a jacket.

Thank jrroussy
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

While it is a demanding ride is such a thrill to ride the crest road. We ride it nearly year round on sundays.

Thank Billy B
Reviewed June 9, 2018

We went on a somewhat cloudy day to catch the sunset. After a VERY long, twisty drive, we were underwhelmed at the top. It was not worth our time. Perhaps if the weather is perfect, the views are great, I cannot say. But after a...More

2  Thank sidekickadventurer
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

It’s a long and twisty road to 10,000+ feet but well worth the drive. The view from the top is hard to beat!

Thank Nav1go
Reviewed April 27, 2018

From Albuquerque we seen what looked like tower on the peak of the tallest mountains. We had not idea someone can drive to the same place. We thought we were going to the Tram-way. Little did we know we drove to the top. The drive...More

3  Thank Eric B
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We drove out to the Sandia Crest peak on a beautiful day,sunny and low 70s. After several cool windy days it looked like a perfect day to go. Drove out Central Ave which is historic RT 66. Really not a pleasant drive! Slow, lots of...More

3  Thank marg772
Reviewed April 5, 2018

This was a last minute decision during our stay in ABQ and we are so glad we made this drive! The ride up is very pretty, but when you arrive at the peak, the views are just stunning. At more than 11,000 feet above sea...More

1  Thank JennaC1183
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Samantha G
September 1, 2018|
Response from jrroussy | Reviewed this property |
This summer it has closed a couple of times due to dry weather and can close some in the winter due to road conditions when there are heavy snows.
Lynn M
June 20, 2018|
Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
Yes the roads are accessible. Either day has the same amount of traffic.
dolores b
August 28, 2017|
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Response from coachee1313 | Reviewed this property |
About 35 minutes since the road to the top is loaded with twists and curves