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Stops Along The Turquoise Trail

Sandia Peak Tramway

Sandia Peak Tramway 10 Tramway Loop NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122
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(505) 856-7325

A trip on the aerial tramway transports you above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain a distance of 2.7 miles. See some of nature’s more dramatic beauty unfold before you. At sunset the desert skies produce a spectacular array of color, and your vantage point from the observation deck atop 10,378 foot Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest affords an 11,000 square-mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment. Located on the eastern edge of Albuquerque in the Sandia Foothills at the end of Tramway Road. Restaurant at the base and top of the tram.

Tags: Sandia Park, Entertainment/Recreation, Gift Shops, Restaurants, Eating/Drinking, Educational, For Kids, Hiking, Outdoor, Shopping, Skiing

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Madrid Chile Fiesta

Oct 4&5 and 11&12, 2014
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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