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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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RIBS - Hickory Smoked Pit Bar-B-Q - Serving serious St Louis BBQ on The Turquoise Trail for over 15 years - 22 Beers on tap. Eat In or Carry Out.
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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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