A trip on the Sandia Peak 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.
The longest span is between the second tower and the top terminal. This span is the third longest clear tramway span in the world, at a length of 7,720 feet (2,353 m). Mid-span, the cables are 900 ft (274 m) above the mountainside. This span passes over Domingo Baca Canyon, part of which is referred to as TWACanyon. This is the site of the crash of TWA Flight 260 on February 19, 1955, in which the lives of all 16 passengers and crew were lost. While much of the wreckage was removed during construction of the tramway, some still remains on the canyon floor and may be visible to riders of the tram.
Exit 167: Tramway Blvd., take Tramway Blvd. North approximately 9 miles to the Sandia Peak Tramway.
Exit 234: Exit 234 Tramway Road. Follow Tramway Road, East to the Sandia Peak Tramway.
30 Tramway Road NE
Tram RidesAdults = $25.00
Seniors 62+ = $20.00
Active Duty, Retired Military, Current Serving Reserve & Nat'l Guard with a valid & current military ID = $20.00
Students 13 yrs to 20 yrs = $20.00
Children 5 yrs to 12 yrs = $15.00
Children Under 5 years accompanied by adult = FREE!
Adult/Senior with prior Dinner Reservations = $20.00
One Way = $15.00
Grounds Admission (Daily, per car) = $ 2.00
Grounds Admission (Annual, per car) = $20.00
SKI SEASON (Mid December - Mid March)
Round Trip when purchasing Daily Ski Lift Ticket = $15.00
Weekday Ski Tram Special (1/2 Day All Lift & Tramride) = $50.00
Tramway Season Tickets
First Ticket (in Family) = $230.00
Second Ticket (in Family & thereafter) = $200.00
Tram - Ski Season Only = $140.00
- Tax Included - No Refunds.
- Prices Subject to Change Without Notice MC/VISA/AMEX/DISCOVER
- Wheelchair accessible
- Bikes and pets are NOT permitted on the Tramway
- Group Rates for 20 or more: 505-856-6419 / Group rates not available Oct. 1-15