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Sandia Park

As you travel north you'll see the Sandia Mountains and Cibola National Forest, a scenic and recreational paradise full of outdoor activities including bicycling, hiking, horseback riding, climbing and skiing. This beautiful area is home to a diverse collection of animals and plants; and birdwatchers come from around the world to witness the hawk and eagle migrations. From mid November through March three species of Rosy Finch call Sandia Crest home, making the area an ideal destination for bird-watchers. Just outside the community of Sandia Park, along the Sandia Crest National Scenic Byway, you'll find Tinkertown Museum, a collection of one man's life work that includes a handcarved animated miniature western town and a three-ring circus. Follow the Byway also called the "Crest Road", through the beautiful Cibola National Forest. During the drive you'll see incredible vistas and pass through five different life zones.

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East Mountain Centre for Theatre

East Mountain Centre for Theatre

PO Box 1697
Cedar Crest, NM 87008
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(505) 286-1950

Offering quality theatrical performances for all ages as well as after-school and summer educational programs for children.

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Old Schoolhouse Gallery

Old Schoolhouse Gallery

12504 N. Hwy14
Sandia Park, NM 87047
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(505) 281-1250

Fine art gallery featuring works of Neecy Twinem, Hugh Pierson & other local artists.

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Sandia Crest House Gift Shop & Restaurant

Sandia Crest House Gift Shop & Restaurant

701 Sandia Crest Rd
Sandia Park, NM 87048
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(505) 243-0605

Elevation 10,678 feet. Enjoy breathtaking views, eclectic gifts and light dining. Open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM.

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Sandia Peak Ski Area

Sandia Peak Ski Area

Highway 536
Sandia Park, NM 87048
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(505) 242-9052

In winter enjoy Snowboarding and downhill skiing. Six lifts. Certified snow-sports school and rentals available. Open Mid-December thru Mid-March.

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Sandia Peak Summer Chairlift

Sandia Peak Summer Chairlift

Highway 536
Sandia Park, NM 87048
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(505) 242-9052

Enter Cibola National Forest and take a scenic chairlift ride gliding over the lush forest below. The more adventurous can take their own mountain bikes (or rent one) up the chairlift and ride down over 15 miles of trails. Enjoy specialties at the outdoor grill. Weekends & holidays, Open Memorial Day thru Labor Day.

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Sandia Peak Tramway

Sandia Peak Tramway

10 Tramway Loop NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122
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(505) 856-7325

Ride the Tramway - 2.7 miles rising to 10,378 feet with an 11,000 square mile panoramic view.

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Tinkertown Museum

Tinkertown Museum

121 Sandia Crest Road
Sandia Park, NM 87047
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(505) 281-5233

In 2010, Tinkertown was listed as one of the top 10 small museums in America by Fox News and Huffington Post on Trip Advisor. Open 9-6 daily, April-Nov 1st.

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Upcoming Event

Hike to Placer Peak

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Strenuous and outstanding hike to Placer Peak, the highest peak in the Ortiz Mountains at 8,897 feet.
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National Scenic Byway

On June 15, 2000 the Turquoise Trail received designation as a National Scenic Byway from the The National Scenic Byways Program after completing a comprehensive corridor management plan.

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