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Sandia Peak Tramway

10 Tramway Loop NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122-2017
+1 505-856-7325
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beautiful at sunset! balloon week!!

We too the tram up about an hour before sunset, then came down after sunset. Spectacular! If... read more

Reviewed yesterday
A can't-miss part of any visit to Albuquerque

This is not a quick visit, but it is definitely worth the time. We came during Balloon Fiesta... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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The world's longest aerial tram ride takes visitors 2.7 miles to the 10,000-foot peak of the Sandia Mountains.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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10 Tramway Loop NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122-2017
+1 505-856-7325
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Reviewed yesterday

We too the tram up about an hour before sunset, then came down after sunset. Spectacular! If you're there during balloon fiesta week, be prepared to wait in line for the tram (we waited 1 hour). Worth it! Also after the tram ride when we...More

Thank sandyinSM
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is not a quick visit, but it is definitely worth the time. We came during Balloon Fiesta weekend, which may have accounted for the crowds, though many other reviewers noted similar waits. We waited in line for tram tickets up the mountain for about...More

Thank sanyamakadi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

During balloon fiesta week it is pretty darned busy. When we approached the ticket area we were told there was a two hour wait in line for the tram. Eight of us decided to eat in the restaurant at the bottom before getting on the...More

1  Thank mosaiclover
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm not usually a Tram fan, but decided to try this on advice of friends and TA reviews. We weren't disappointed. Round trip fare was $25 per person. There is a $2 entrance free. Parking was ample at 0845, crowded by 1015. We arrived at...More

1  Thank md115
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was worth the effort. We were in town for the Balloon Fiesta and because of that there were alot of people there the day we went. It was worth the effort however and we were glad we waited. This is very handicapped friendly and...More

Thank Terry9872
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Tramway rises ~5,000 feet up Mount Sandia, providing fantastic views. There are hikes to be taken at the top and you can stay as long as you like (so long as you catch the last tram down!). When we were there, the restaurant at...More

Thank Grampy_Bob
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful ride and we had perfect timing for the sunset. Positive Terrance was a lot of fun and an informative host. Thank you Terrance for making our trip even more fun.

1  Thank nutzfrmkids
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great experience, driving to the tramway was beautiful scenery and easy to navigate. Ticket salesperson, tram & door operators were energetic and full of smiles. Recommend for a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Thank markwU3268MS
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took an evening ride in the tram and was very excited. They explained it would be a 15 minute ride up and a 15 minute ride down. However, what they didn’t tell us was that there is about an hour and a half wait...More

Thank prism6789
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome views from the tram ride as well as from the peak. The ride each way take a about 15 minutes. Be prepared for cooler and windy conditions at the top.

Thank janet k
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Timothy S
3 October 2017|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
About 15 minutes
28 September 2017|
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Response from Shawn S | Reviewed this property |
Yes the tram will bring you back down to where you started. There is a lace to eat at the top. If I remember they had a pretty nice place and offer sunset dinner packages as well. In the winter this is also a ski resort.
Mark M
22 September 2017|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Including the cablecar up and down, three hours would be a nice outing.