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Sandia Peak Tramway

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30 Tramway Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122-2018
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SnowyShasta wrote a review Nov 2020
Portland, Oregon1 448 contributions502 helpful votes
We visited in October, when there were restrictions in place for Covid, meaning the tramway can't run at full capacity (fewer people on each one). These restrictions are understandable, but in our experience they weren't well-managed. We bought tickets in advance, as required, but they were only for a half-day window. We had read that there would be a line to get up, but the fact that it was more than an hour was a surprise. Those who have dinner reservations are apparently given priority, again understandable, but there was little information given to those of us waiting in line. We had hoped to make it to the top to see the sunset, but it was dark by the time we reached, and given that there really wasn't much to do up top, especially since it was freezing. And to make matters worse, the wait to return down was more than 2 hours! With nowhere to go inside, as we didn't have restaurant reservations and the tramway building was used for staging groups of people to go down. Overall we ended up sorry that we had even bothered or paid for tickets. I understand that capacity is required to be limited, but in that case they should sell fewer tickets or put tighter windows on them to reduce lines. It appears that the tramway is now closed completely, but once it reopens, make sure you understand what you're getting into it before you buy tickets.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from JessicaF5225, Public Relations Manager at Sandia Peak Tramway
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your candid review. First, we apologize for the delay in responding. You bring up some great points and we are currently working on better ways to sell the tickets to avoid those backlogs.
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Tom42532 wrote a review Nov 2020
Northville, Michigan149 contributions69 helpful votes
The tram ride was incredible, we were surprised at the length and altitude gain, and the scenery was spectacular. At the top there are modern facilities, a large viewing deck, and hiking trails along the mountain crest in either direction. A very nice attraction.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from JessicaF5225, Public Relations Manager at Sandia Peak Tramway
Responded 23 Nov 2020
Thank you for leaving us such a great review! We are beyond pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to see us at Sandia Peak. Come see us again soon!
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Lindsay wrote a review Nov 2020
Park Rapids, Minnesota8 contributions2 helpful votes
This was a really interesting experience for my husband and I, as we are typically not fans of heights but we actually felt safe the whole time and the views just cant be beat! We got lucky because the winds were low the day we had tickets for (you have to purchase in advance) but heard about stories where the tramway wasnt running because of wind. Also expect to wait in a line since they are restricted as to how many people can ride at once (Covid). There is a store at the "base" so we just took our time with it. The views from the top of the mountain are breathtaking and worth the wait to get there! Bring a jacket because its much colder at the top. Overall a fun time and a great memory of our bravery!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from JessicaF5225, Public Relations Manager at Sandia Peak Tramway
Responded 23 Nov 2020
Lindsay, Thank you for leaving and informative review for our team and our futures guests at the Tram! We are so pleased to hear you still enjoyed the ride even being afraid of heights. We hope you both can come visit us again.
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LindaG423 wrote a review Nov 2020
New Windsor, New York11 contributions7 helpful votes
The State Department of Tourism is a total disappointment and did not tell the truth about the high degree of closings of places to do and see when we visited in September 23, 2020 through October 4, 2020 nor of the restrictions when attempting to visit the Tramway. At NO TIME were we advised about them. Neither their website nor their "New Mexico True" magazine told of any restrictions at all. We had originally planned our trip for Spring 2020, but moved it up to Fall. When I requested a New Fall New Mexico True (Really???) Magazine I received another Spring one, not a Fall. I admit to possibly a bit of stupidity on my part, but because receiving another Spring issue should have been a sure tip-off that they had very little GOOD or TRUE in it. Just more of the same old crap. Really, New Mexico? New Mexico B.S.!!! Anyway, we found out we had had to book in advance (were not told in advance) and we had to have/get proof on being not ill with Covid (again, not told through State Department of Tourism). Really, New Mexico? Never the less, we managed to have a good time despite the lying Department of Tourism because the land itself and the people are enchanting, if not the Powers that Be.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Kaylee Reagan wrote a review Nov 2020
Saint Louis, Missouri40 contributions4 helpful votes
Went for the first time this year around sunset and it was beautiful! However due to covid, if you'd like to go, prepare to wait in line for an hour or so as they have to limit the number of people who can ride on a tram at a time. Tickets have to be bought online 24 hours in advance as well. It can be very cold and windy at the top, especially when you go in the evening. The people who work there are very nice and respectful. The 15 min ride to the top was smooth and also beautiful during that golden hour. However if you'd like to spend more time there, I'd recommend going a few hours before sunset as it gets very dark once the sun is down. Definitely worth the trip to the top!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from JessicaF5225, Public Relations Manager at Sandia Peak Tramway
Responded 04 Nov 2020
Thank yo for taking the time to leave us a great review and good information for our team and future guests to see. Sunset is a magical time at Sandia Peak. We hope you can visit us again soon!
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