The Tram is open daily from 9am to 9pm during Balloon Fiesta, weather permitting
Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway

Sandia Peak Tramway

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.

Information Line

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. Weather conditions can change unexpectedly in the mountains which may cause the Tramway to close without notice.

  • For more information, contact the Sandia Ranger Station at 281-3304

  • Bikes and pets are NOT PERMITTED on the tramway

  • Tram Ride 15 minutes from dock to dock

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Temperatures at the top of the tramway can be as much as 30 DEGREES COOLER

News & Events

Tram Hours during Balloon Fiesta  October 2-11, 9AM to 9PM weather permitting.

Ski Area Chairlift Rides & Mountain Biking during Balloon Fiesta, Oct. 3-Oct. 12 10AM to 4PM weather permitting.

Please be aware that weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains and that certain conditions may cause the Tramway to close without notice.

Sandia Peak Ski Patrol Ski Swap - October 23-25, 2015 at Expo NM.  For more information visit:

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Sandia Peak Ski & Tram selected by Vacation Home Rentals as the "Best Family Attraction" in NM.

The NM Ski Museum and Hall of Fame has a new website. Check it out at

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