A trip on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway transports you above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain a distance of 2.7 miles. See some of nature’s more dramatic beauty unfold before you. At sunset the desert skies produce a spectacular array of color, and your vantage point from the observation deck atop 10,378 foot Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest affords an 11,000 square-mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment. Located on the eastern edge of Albuquerque in the Sandia Foothills at the end of Tramway Road.
Tramway: 505-856-7325 Group Rates for 20 or more: 505-856-6419 Sandia Ranger Station: 505-281-3304
DON'T HIKE ALONE. Bring plenty of water and notify someone of your route and destination.
For more information, contact the Sandia Ranger Station at 281-3304
Bikes and pets are NOT PERMITTED on the tramway
Temperatures at the top of the tramway can be as much as 30 DEGREES COOLER
Forest Service Stage III fire restrictions have been implented. Hiking Trails and Sandia Peak Ski Area Scenic Chairlift & Mountain Biking are closed until the restrictions ar recinded.
The tram is open daily from 9am to 9pm weather permitting. The tram & associated facilities including the Restaurants will remain open during the fire restrictions. Visitors will be confined to the deck area only at the summit until the restrictions are recinded.
Hiking trails are closed.
No smoking or open fires
The New Mexico Ski Museum is open daily and is located at the base of the tram. Drop in and learn about the history of skiing in New Mexico---it's free!
Sandia Peak Tramway voted Best Place to take an out-of-town guest by the Alibi weekly newspaper Best Bird's Eye View in Reader's Digest Best 100 Views