In the Sandia foothills, located on Albuquerque’s eastern edge, you’ll find the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway. It rides high above New Mexico’s beautiful terrain and offers stunning views. The ride is about 15 minutes long and is a popular year-round attraction for tourists who aren’t afraid of heights.
If you want to get outside, the Elena Gallegos Open Space the perfect destination. It’s home to the Elena Gallegos Picnic Area and Albert G. Simms Park. Visitors can experience a range of outdoor fun, with stunning views of the Sandia Mountains, Jemez Mountains, Mt. Taylor, and the Tijeras Arroyo. The park offers horseback riding, picnic areas, biking, and hiking.
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Albuquerque has something for everyone, and your weekend trip will be anything but dull. Visit some of the places listed above, and you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable weekend.