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"A trip on the world’s longest 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."

Source: http://www.sandiapeak.com/

Unfortunately for me, the cablecar was closed for maintenance, for several days. That was an expensive $35US taxi ride there & back, to the bus depot!

Albuquerque is over 5,300 feet above sealevel, & is very dry & arid. Average annual rainfall is only about 9.47 inches (237mm). So the fg vegetation is not exactly lush!

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Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9833 W: 991 N: 18661] (94806)
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