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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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Sandia Crest House - Two Mile High Gift Shop - Elevation 10,678 feet. Enjoy breathtaking views, eclectic gifts and light dining. Open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Shugarman’s Little Chocolate Shop - Organic ingredients and exotic flavors leave you begging for more at this hidden chocolate oasis. Open Wednesday to Sunday 11 am - 5 pm.
Cerrillos Hills State Park - Hike, bike or horseback ride scenic trails. Visit historic mine pits. Programs offered year-round.
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."
Jezebel Soda Fountain - Experience the original soda fountain from the 1920's. Jezebel's decadent romance with food parlor.
New Mexico Public Lands Information Center - One-stop resource for outdoor recreation on State & Federal lands; maps, guidebooks, permits, free information.
The Greenside Cafe - It always tastes better on the Greenside!!! Weekend breakfasts,. Lunch & Dinner everyday. Patio. Beer and Wine.
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.
Cerrillos Community Church - A Bible based Christian Fellowship. Bible Study, Worship Times on the Internet.
Java Junction Coffee & Gifts - Lattes, cappuccino, espresso. Take in the vast array of the mostly New Mexico produced goods, salsas and jellies, t-shirts and hand-painted coffee cups, the assortment is a feast for the shopper.
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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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