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Perspective view down cables of Sandia Peak Tramway in New Mexico near Olympus Encantada Apartments



The Views

Yes, let’s talk about the views. The Sandia Peak Tramway takes you up over 10,000 feet in less than 15 minutes, and from the top, you’ll have the best views of Albuquerque and the Rio Grande Valley below. If you’re an aspiring shutterbug, the photo opportunities on top of the Sandias are phenomenal.

The Hikes

Sandia Mountain is criss-crossed with hiking trails for all skill levels. Just looking for some unique day hikes? Ride to the top, find a favorite new trail, then ride down. Or walk down! Or if you are feeling really adventurous, you can hike up and ride down!

The Food

While you’re on top of the mountain, why not have dinner at Ten3, the restaurant that sits 10,300 feet above sea level. Featuring locally sourced Southwestern fare, Ten3 offers one of the most unique dining experiences you’ll have in New Mexico.

The Skiing

During the winter months, the tram can be used to access the Sandia Peak Ski Area, consisting of 35 different runs for all skill levels.

The Events

There’s always something going on at the Tramway. The Sandias are part of the Cibola National Forest, so there’s frequent ranger talks about the history, geology, and ecology of the region. The Tramway can also be reserved for special events, so if you’re looking for a unique wedding experience, the Tramway might fit your bill.

If you’re spending any time in Albuquerque at all, the Sandia Peak Tramway is one thing you need to cross off your bucket list. Check out the Olympus Encantada blog for more information about things to do and places to see in and around Albuquerque, New Mexico.