Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sandia Peak Tramway

The Sandia Peak Tramway is the worlds longest passenger aerial tramway.
The Tram is located in the Cibola National Forest of Albuquerque, New Mexico and boasts an average of 275,000 passengers a year. The Tramway was constructed in 1964-1966 and cost 2 million dollars. 

Passengers soar to the top via the western face of the Sandia Mountains. Once at the top passengers step out of the tram to be at 10,378 ft. elevation. 
Once passengers reach the top, they have the options of strolling around the observation paths or even having a bite to eat in the restaurant. One thing is for sure, you'll have great views of the entire city. 

In addition to the great views, you can also spot wildlife. Animals such as eagles, cougars, foxes and various species of squirrels have been spotted. 

If you're visiting Albuquerque this is a must on any "to-do" list! Tram operating hours depend on the season so make sure you check their schedule before visiting. In addition to the restaurant on top of the mountain, there is a gift shop at base. 

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Beautiful! I also like how that little squirrel is just chillin' :)