While lots of people have a fear of heights, a lot have just the opposite. Getting high into the sky and touching the clouds is something that humans don't get to experience in everyday life, so finding spots where you can literally rise up 10,000 feet into the air above mountains is always a must. New Mexico is home to the longest aerial tramway in the Americas and you can take a ride up the side of a mighty mountain peak to get the best views ever.

Located in the great city of Albuquerque, visitors from all over can ascend the incredible urban Sandia Peak to get once-in-a-lifetime views.

The tram ride is in fact one of the longest in the entire world, and is the longest in all of the Americas, making the ride extra-long and enjoyable. You can enjoy the ascent up the peak for a peaceful 15-minute ride.

Once you make it all the way up to the 10,378-foot platform on the Sandia Mountains, you'll be greeted by the most awe-inspiring 11,000 square-mile panoramic views.

You can spend your time on the peak enjoying the sights and sounds, or you can go hiking, enjoy a meal at their mountain top Ten 3 restaurant, and even go skiing in the winter season.

The tramway even hosts various events for visitors, from ranger talks to holiday celebrations, making Sandia Peak a place you can visit year-round without the trip ever getting old. 

Though there are tons of exciting things to do once you exit the tram, the ride itself is incredible on its own. The views surrounding the area are impeccable and are definitely worth an Insta pic or two.

When the weather gets hotter in the summer, taking a trip up the incredible tramway is always a good idea since the temperatures tend to be 15-30 colder at the peak than in the city of Albuquerque. 

Round trip tram rides are listed at $25 per adult with discounts for students, military, and seniors.

Sandia Peak Tramway

Price: $25 Round Trip Adult

Address: 30 Tramway Rd., Albuquerque, NM

Why You Need To Go: You can take a ride up the Americas' longest aerial tramway to get some of the most incredible views ever.


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