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Sandia Peak Summer ChairliftHighway 536
Sandia Park, NM 87048
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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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Cerrillos E-Bike - Ride the historic hills of Cerrillos. Rentals, Tours & Sales. Call for reservations. "Electrify Your Ride".
Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo - We mine and sell rare Cerrillos Turquoise and mine tours are available by advance reservation. Gift Shop, Minerals, Bottles and Collectibles. Featured on Antiques Roadshow. "Come by & feed the Animals."
Cerrillos Community Church - A Bible based Christian Fellowship. Bible Study, Worship Times on the Internet.
Sandia Peak Tramway - Ride the Tramway - 2.7 miles rising to 10,378 feet with an 11,000 square mile panoramic view.
Sandia Peak Ski Area - In winter enjoy Snowboarding and downhill skiing. Six lifts. Certified snow-sports school and rentals available. Open Mid-December thru Mid-March.
Madrid Old Coal Town Museum - Ghost Town Museum! See mining relics, movies & more! Step onto Engine 769 & ring its bell. Apr-Oct Daily 11-4:30. Winter hours - Sat/Sun.
Mortenson Silver & Saddles - A full service saddle & custom silver shop with a full array of Cowboy Collectibles. Open Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm.
Tinkertown Museum - 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.
El Parasol - Casual dining, excellent taste of Northern New Mexico cuisine. Eat in or Carry Out.
Jezebel Soda Fountain - Experience the original soda fountain from the 1920's. Jezebel's decadent romance with food parlor.
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Annual men's softball tournament at the Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark in Madrid, NM.
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National Scenic BywayOn 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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