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An oasis after a long hike

This is located perfectly for hungry hikers who need a lunch break and a bathroom stop. From the... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
New Jersey
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Review for Sandia Crest

It seems that most of the reviews are for Sandia Crest, not the Gift Shop. To be honest, the... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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24 Aug 2018
“An oasis after a long hike”
28 Jul 2017
“Review for Sandia Crest”
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701 Sandia Crest Rd., Sandia Park, NM 87047
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This is located perfectly for hungry hikers who need a lunch break and a bathroom stop. From the tram, it’s about 2 miles and is a good half way point. The view from the outdoor seating area is spectacular but we were more interested in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GikoKadampa
Reviewed 29 July 2017

It seems that most of the reviews are for Sandia Crest, not the Gift Shop. To be honest, the gift shop is lame and you won't find anything besides bespoke crap to buy here. But the crest itself is amazing, well worth the drive!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank humphrmi
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Beautiful View! At dusk is the best! I understand we were there for a holiday! BUT the parents not checking there kids was annoying! Bring cold weather gear if there at night!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Alan A
Reviewed 17 April 2017

What a fantastic vista - my GPS Altimeter was reading 10,650 above sea level. Except no sea in sight. Correction the sprawling sea of Albuquerque easily seen way out and below. We were able to navigate the switch back road to the Sandia Crest just...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank JohnL387
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

At over 10,000 feet elevation the Sandra Crest House was an ideal place to view the rosy finches! We happened to be there when bird banding was occurring & were fortunate to help release the birds! Over the 10 miles of twisty curved paved road...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank cdcozz0656
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing views in every direction. This is a destination not to be missed when visiting ABQ. Great place to get some wonderful pictures.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank KarenW47
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We live near here and go to the top a lot of mornings either in our car or on our motorcycles. The views are spectacular and it is very peaceful. In the morning we have seen coyotes, deer ,turkey and all kinds of birds and...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Sandi M
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I had the most pleasant and unexpected visit to the top of Sandia Crest on the mountain in Albuquerque. I decided to drive up instead of taking the tram, which was recommended by almost everyone. To my surprise the drive was not only a Challenge,...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Marcel L
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Don't want to stand in line for the tram and have sometime and a vehicle. The drive to the other side and up the well maintain road was beautiful. You can even stop at the ski resort for a break, hike, or ride up the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank NSP9454
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Sandia Crest Café which was at an elevation of 10,654. We drove to the summit and enjoyed the awesome views of Albuquerque. They have a small gift shop and café. You need to pay for the pass to park, remember to do this because the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Sharon E
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