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Sandia Peak Tramway

Closed Now: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Beautiful, worth the price...

I went during the winter. Make sure you take a nice jacket and gloves. I was recommended to go... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
june_b0t
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Los Angeles, California
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Beautiful views

It is MUCH colder and windier at the top. Take your coat gloves and a hat if you have them. Also... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jojojan1
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Fort Worth, Texas
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The world's longest aerial tram ride takes visitors 2.7 miles to the 10,000-foot peak of the Sandia Mountains.
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30 Tramway Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122-2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went during the winter. Make sure you take a nice jacket and gloves. I was recommended to go during transit as the views are beautiful. It didn’t disappoint. If you’re want to take a hike make sure you take appropriate shoes. Especially during the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is MUCH colder and windier at the top. Take your coat gloves and a hat if you have them. Also as soon as you get off of the tram at the top we would recommend you go in and get your ticket back down...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jojojan1
Reviewed 6 days ago

We don't visit here often because it is cost prohibitive. We usually advance purchase tickets through our local credit union at a reasonable price and take out of towners up to the top.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BB62kretz
JessicaF5225, Public Relations Manager at Sandia Peak Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for being a loyal rider at Sandia Peak Tram!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The tram ride is a lovely little journey with a fun narration by the car driver. Seeing the surrounding mountains was a beautiful sight with the snow. The views from the top is breathtaking and a wonderful experience. We are so glad we had the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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JessicaF5225, Public Relations Manager at Sandia Peak Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for coming to ride the tram and leave a review for us! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at Sandia Peak Tramway!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tram and Visitor Center at the top give you one of the best views in all of Albuquerque. You can see from south of Albuquerque to Los Alamos and Santa Fe. This is a must for anyone visiting Albuquerque.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tom D
JessicaF5225, Public Relations Manager at Sandia Peak Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving a great review for us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the views as much as we do!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service and truly an exceptional experience. The staff is courteous and knowledgeable. I highly recommend the Sandia Peak Tramway.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jose Luis R
JessicaF5225, Public Relations Manager at Sandia Peak Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are always so happy to hear that our team was a part of a great experience. Thank you for coming to visit us and for leaving a great review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tram offers nice views but the best views are once you arrive at the top. Be prepared to take the short hike to the Sandia Peak observation point and gift shop to truly appreciate the Sandia Mountains and its views. Also be prepared for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JackieK688
JessicaF5225, Public Relations Manager at Sandia Peak Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great advice on the cooler temperatures at the top, specifically during the winter months. Thank you for taking the time to share a review with us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn’t spend long at the top, just wandered about taking in the views whilst the tramway got ready to go back done. Great views though.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RussellERennie
JessicaF5225, Public Relations Manager at Sandia Peak Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming and for taking the time to share a great review for us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the views as much as we do.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will be there too when you ride the tram up to the top of Sandia Peak. On a recent visit to ABQ my sister and family went up to the summit. The view is simply stunning, the trails along the peak are well laid...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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JessicaF5225, Public Relations Manager at Sandia Peak Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing the Sandia Peak Tram while in town! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the views and Positive Terrance as much as we do! If you took any photos while visiting us, share them on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my girlfriend, enjoyed the tram to the top of the peak! Great views all the way to the top. The view is even better at top while eating at the fine restaurant. We both enjoyed ourselves for this mid day trip. It's a must...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 583oscaro
JessicaF5225, Public Relations Manager at Sandia Peak Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing such a great review for us! We are happy that you thought of the tram for a special occasion. We hope you can come back when the new restaurant is complete.

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Jayrae2138
October 21, 2018|
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Response from txice | Reviewed this property |
no have to buy tickets there
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Destination84484
October 5, 2018|
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Response from LoriPaul42900 | Reviewed this property |
The gondola carries between 50 tp 60 visitors. As stated earlier, the closer you can get to the front going up and rear coming down will give you the best overall visibility. Even if the weather is nice below, take a jacket... More
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sonographer
October 1, 2018|
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Response from pflepsep | Reviewed this property |
It is a long hike so plan for most of your day. It gets dark earlier now, and the trail particularly going down can be difficult. The trailhead parking area is a mile or so from the trail so add that to your time. Plan your... More
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NDBeachbum
North Dakota
balloon ride and/or Sandia peak tramway (2 Replies)
My mom and I will be coming to ABQ next week and going up in a balloon ride. She also would like to take the tramway (maybe another day). Is it worth doing both or should we just do the balloon ride? It looks like the tramway and balloon ride start in about the same area or close to each other (on a map?????). Is this correct? On another post I also read to not do the tramway the same day or so close to your arrival because of the altitude? Is this accurate? And wouldn't this be the same...More
November 24, 2007|
Response fromCasaAzul|
The tram ride goes to over 10,000 feet, something a balloon ride won't do. Albuquerque is at 5,000 ft above sea level, so the increase in altitude can be a bit much. If you have a few days, spend one day acclimating to the elevation. Then do the tram. Also, drink plenty of water, and do not drink much coffee or alcohol.
catkeeper
Seattle, Washington
Sandia Peak Tramway--how long is the trip? (2 Replies)
My husband and I have one day to spend in ABQ (tomorrow!) and I wondering how long the tramway trip lasts and whether you recommend it. It sounds fun but if it's going to eat up a ton of time I'd rather do other things. Also, how in the world do you find a schedule? IS there a schedule? ty!
June 15, 2009|
Response fromHathor|
Once you get to the base of the tram, which is about 20 to 25 min from Old Town, it will take you about 20 minutes to travel to the top. Now if the conditions are stormy or windy you can get stuck at the top if the weather persists. I would base your trip on the weather. If the weather is good you can get it done in three hours or less. If the High Finance is open at the top, stop in and have a drink. Also if you want to get some food before you go on the tram there is a restaurant called...More
HenryClay99
Philadelphia
Sandia Peak Tramway - turnaround time (4 Replies)
After arriving at the top of the Tramway,how long is it until your earliest possible return? It appears that the next tramcar would be in about half an hour. Is that right? Will appreciate your help on this.
July 29, 2009|
Response fromNM_Photojournalist|
The Sandia Peak Tramway is capable of carrying passengers to the top, or bottom every 15 minutes over its 2.7 mile ride. There are two cars that meet halfway. This time is for "peak" (no pun intended) use times however, such as during the balloon fiesta. "Normally" there are about 3 cars per hour, but that may be stretched a bit longer at times when ridership is low. During very rare times when winds exceed a certain safety point, there may be longer delays. If you are not eating at the...More