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10 aerial trams with unmatchable views

By: Josh Lew on April 27, 2014, 12:19 p.m.
Sandia Peak Tramway

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Sandia Peak Tramway, New Mexico

This 2.7-mile tramway travels to an altitude of more than 10,000 feet. Used to reach New Mexico's underrated ski areas during the winter, this tram provides amazing views of the vast desert and the stunning peaks that sit right outside of Albuquerque. Riders can enjoy panoramas of the Rio Grande Valley and the expansive Cibola National Forest (in which Sandia Peak itself is located). The 4,000-foot change in altitude, experienced during the tram's 15-minute journey, has one surprising side effect: a significant temperature change. It can be as much as 30 degrees cooler at the top of Sandia Peak as it is at the tramway's lower terminus.