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Stops Along The Turquoise Trail

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.

Tags: Sandia Park, Entertainment/Recreation, Restaurants, Biking, Eating/Drinking, For Kids, Hiking, Outdoor, Picnic

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Astronomy Adventures - Explore the celestial jewels and woder found in New Mexico's night sky. Telescopes provided. By Appointment.

Tales and Trails Tours - Laurie Frantz: Offering full and half-day tours of the Turquoise Trail. Custom tours available. Call for details, including scheduling and pricing.

Cerrillos Hills State Park - Hike, bike or horseback ride scenic trails. Visit historic mine pits. Programs offered year-round.

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.

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.

Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo - We mine and sell rare Cerrillos Turquoise. Mine tours available by advance reservation. Gift Shop, Minerals, Bottles and Collectibles. Featured on Antiques Roadshow. "Come by & feed the Animals."

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

Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site - "Living with the Land" Free tours, lectures, workshops, demos. Interpretive Center.

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

Turquoise Trail Bakery - Flavorful breads and decadent pastries baked from scratch...everyday! Coffee & Tea. Tues-Fri 7:30am-2:30pm, Sat. 7:30am-3pm.

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Upcoming Event

Safeguarding Abandoned Mines

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Talk by Chris Teske about the Federal program to make abandoned mines safeguarded
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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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