The Tram is open daily from 9am to 8pm except Tuesday, open 5pm to 8pm
Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway

Sandia Peak Tramway

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.

Information Line

Tramway: 505-856-7325
Group Rates for 20 or more: 505-856-6419
Sandia Ranger Station for Info about the Cibola National Forest: 505-281-3304


  • DON'T HIKE ALONE. Bring plenty of water and notify someone of your route and destination. Weather conditions can change unexpectedly in the mountains which may cause the Tramway to close without notice.

  • For more information, contact the Sandia Ranger Station at 281-3304

  • Bikes and pets are NOT PERMITTED on the tramway

  • Tram Ride 15 minutes from dock to dock

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Temperatures at the top of the tramway can be as much as 30 DEGREES COOLER

News & Events

Sandia Peak Ski Area Opening Day December 23rd.  The Beginner Area & Chairlift will be open for skiing & boarding.  Base Area Facilities will be open including the Double Eagle Cafe, Sandia Peak Sports Shop, Rental Shop and Snow Sports School.

No Access via the Tram to the Ski Area at this time.

The Tram is open daily for non-skiers from 9AM to 8PM,except Tuesday it is open 5PM to 8PM.

The Restaurant atop the Tram has been demolished and construction of a new facility to replace it has begun with an anticipated opening of Fall 2018.

No Food service is available at the top at this time.

Sandiago's Grill at the base of the Tram is open daily for lunch & dinner with a spectacular view of the city.

Please be aware that weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains and that certain conditions may cause the Tramway to close without notice.
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