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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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Upcoming Event

Madrid Chile Festival

Oct 2-11, 2015
Great live music, roasting of chiles with New Mexican food specials and theatrical events at the Mine Shaft Tavern and Engine House Theatre.
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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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