The Sandia Mountains — named for the watermelon red the mountains turn at dusk – are the predominant geographical feature visible in Albuquerque. The Sandias include Sandia Peak and are situated to the East of the city. The Sandia Peak Tramway runs from the base of the mountain to the peak, and is the longest single span aerial tramway in the world.
SUNSHINE, SUNSHINE, AND MORE SUNSHINE!
The sun shines more than 300 days a year in Albuquerque! Average winter daytime highs are in the upper 40s to low 50s Fahrenheit while dropping into the mid 20s F overnight. The occasional snowfall often melts by the mid-afternoon. Summer daytime highs are normally in the low to mid 90s F while dropping into the pleasant 60s F overnight, and the heat is quite tolerable because of low humidity.
A REMARKABLE CITY
Nestled between the towering Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande Valley, the city of Albuquerque is rich with culture and heritage, breathtaking landscape and equipped with vibrant energy. Year after year people visit the city to enjoy Albuquerque’s quality of life. Albuquerque’s temperate climate and extensive attractions draw skiers, museum-goers, balloonists, and adventure-seekers of all kinds. The proximity to both mountains and rivers and central location along both old Route 66 and, later, Interstate 40 have been attracting people to the area for years. Some have stayed for a few days, some for a lifetime, but nearly everyone who’s ever been here has wonderful things to say about the city.
RELAX AND ENJOY
Known for abundant sunshine and panoramic views under an eternal blue sky, Albuquerque is at the heart of New Mexico’s attractions. Ride the world famous Sandia Tramway for skiing, golf along the Rio Grande, take a wine tour through the oldest wine country in the US, drift over the mesa in a hot air balloon…or simply rest and relax … we can meet your needs with warm southwestern style!
Please enjoy these informative websites:
Albuquerque Visitors Center
City of Albuquerque
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Albuquerque Weather Forecast
The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Petroglyph National Monument
Rio Grande Botanic Garden
Albuquerque Zoo (Rio Grande Zoo)
Old Town Albuquerque
Route 66 & Nob Hill
Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway