The ticket says “World’s Longest Aerial Tramway.” This is how the Sandia Peak Tramway in Albuquerque, New Mexico has been known for. From the Visitor’s Center situated at 6,559 feet (1,999 m), it will take the tramway 15 minutes to ascend to the top elevation of 10,378 feet (3,163 m), for a total travel distance of 2.7 miles. The view from the tram is breathtaking. You will see Albuquerque and about 11,000 square miles (28,000 square kilometers) of the New Mexico countryside.
Prepare for a long queue.
My friend and I went there during the peak summer season. This means, we were in a very long queue just to get our tickets. The waiting in line (down the stairs) felt like forever! This is a view from below the long line.
It takes patience.
The trip to the top.
Stand near the window.
Sunset at Sandia Peak.
There are walkways at the peak.
Take a photo.
It’s somewhere there — where you came from.
It can get chilly.
Care for some fine dining at the peak?
A view of the city at night.
For $20 per person, the Sandia Peak Tramway is a must visit for anyone visiting Albuquerque. Don’t let the heights bother you. You will feel safe inside the tram.
Address: 10 Tramway Loop NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122
Phone Number: 505-856-7325
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See also: My other travel adventures.