Here’s Why You Need to Visit the Sandia Peak Tramway

New Mexico is bursting with unique attractions and landmarks that make it stand out from all other vacation destinations!  See this gorgeous area at its finest by taking a ride on the Sandia Peak Tramway in Albuquerque, NM.  You’ll be able to observe breathtaking views of this state out West while also enjoying some of the other activities it offers.  Discover everything there is to know about the Sandia Peak Tramway to help you start planning your getaway today.

3 Reasons Why You’ll Love the Sandia Peak Tramway

  1. Incredible Views

You’ll be treated to some of the most stunning panoramic views you’ve ever seen as you rise above the magnificent Sandia mountains of New Mexico during your trip on the Sandia Peak Tramway.  During this 2.7 mile ride, you’ll also be able to gaze upon sights of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment, surrounded by a brilliant blue sky.  Keep in mind that each trip from dock to dock takes about 15 minutes and the temperature at the peak of the tramway can drop down to 30 degrees cooler than at the base of the mountains.  

  1. Fun Activities

This popular attraction offers much more than panoramic views of New Mexico.  Hiking on Sandia Peak favorite activity; numerous trails wind up and down the mountains of this area.  The Tramway Trail leads right out of the lower Tramway terminal and connects with several other trails to create the perfect route for exploring this scenic region.  The New Mexico Ski Hall of Fame and New Mexico Ski Museum are located in the station at the base of the mountain, commemorating the history and culture of skiing in New Mexico.  The New Mexico Ski Hall of Fame is designed to honor those who have been influential in the development of skiing and snowboarding in this area, while the New Mexico Ski Museum displays various artifacts and memorabilia related to winter sports that have been collected over time.  Before the end of your visit, make sure you stop by the Sandia Peak Tramway gift shop to purchase a souvenir to commemorate your fun trip!

  1. Delicious Dining

The Sandia Peak Tramway offers some great spots nearby to enjoy an amazing meal after your exciting ride.  The High Finance Restaurant and Tavern gives visitors the unique opportunity to dine two miles above the ground!  Enjoy a tasty steak, burger, sandwich, or cocktail while you admire the fantastic views.  Another excellent option is Sandiago’s Mexican Grill found at the base of the tramway; serving authentic Mexican food amidst the beautiful Sandia Mountains, this is a wonderful place to order your favorite Mexican specialty.

For even more fun in this one-of-a-kind town, make sure to also visit the Albuquerque Biological Park!

Come stay with us at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town!

Complete your trip to Albuquerque by staying in the most convenient accommodations around.  The Bottger Mansion of Old Town is a historic bed and breakfast that provides all of our guests with comfortable rooms in a charming and peaceful environment.  Don’t miss your opportunity to take the trip of a lifetime; check our availability online so you can book your stay today.  

To learn even more about the many things to do in Albuquerque, download our free Vacation Guide!

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