Photo Story: Sandia Tram remains an ABQ mainstayAutumn Sage King | September 6
The Sandia Tram took its first trip up the mountain on May 7, 1966. The construction of the Tram took 24 months to complete and 60 days of testing the cable cars for safety before it was officially open for business. Each car can currently hold 50 passengers — approximately 10,000 pounds. It travels above the Cibola National Forest with cables that are 4,000 feet long, making the trip 15 minutes both ways.