The Longest Tramway In The Nation Is Right Here In New Mexico

The Sandia Peak Tramway in New Mexico spans 2.7 miles. That makes it the longest tramway in the nation. It’s also Albuquerque’s top attraction on Tripadvisor. And for good reason.

Some tramways are like amusement park rides: you line up for hours and are rewarded with a 60-second ride. That’s not the case here. The cars move at 12 miles per hour so the journey lasts for 15 minutes.

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The Tram Cam snaps a picture of the top of the tramway every five minutes.

The Sandia Peak Tramway in New Mexico is located just outside of Albuquerque.

Have you ridden on the country’s longest tramway? Would you want to?

For an instant aerial perspective on New Mexico, check out this footage.

Address: 30 Tramway Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122, USA
The OIYS Visitor Center

Sandia Peak Tramway In New Mexico

May 14, 2020

What is the most scenic view in New Mexico?

The Sandia Peak Tramway certainly provides one of the prettiest views of New Mexico, but there are other places you can visit that have equally as stunning sights. Overlooks such as the Anderson Overlook near Los Alamos, Fajada Butte Overlook near Nageezi, and Sandstone Bluffs Overlook that is part of the El Malpais National Monument all have unique and stunning views. Each gives a different kind of look into the unique landscapes of the Land of Enchantment. You’ll definitely want to bring along a camera when you visit them!

What are the most unique things to do in New Mexico?

There is only one place in the country you can ride the longest tramway, and there are other things in New Mexico that are also one-of-a-kind to the state. Roswell is a good example of a spot that is truly out of this world, with funky UFO-related things all over town. It also has the Roswell UFO Museum. Did you know that New Mexico is home to the world’s largest pistachio? The giant structure is in front of an awesome pistachio orchard, called McGinn’s Pistachio Tree Ranch, where you can also buy (normal-sized) pistachios. It’s located near Alamogordo.

What are the most thrilling attractions in New Mexico?

Riding up the longest tramway in New Mexico can be quite a thrill with those views. If you’re into more extreme activities that are sure to get the blood pumping, this state has some fun options. Whitewater rafting down the Rio Grande Gorge is a blast. If you like trampolines, there is an entire indoor trampoline park called Gravity Park in New Mexico that will give hours of enjoyment and airtime to people of all ages. When it comes to outdoor adventures, there is no shortage of them here, with hikes up above canyons and into deep caves like Carlsbad Caverns. Some of New Mexico’s bridges, like the one over the Rio Grande Gorge, will take you to new heights that only the bravest can handle.

Address: 30 Tramway Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122, USA