Sandia Crest, New Mexico

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Sandia Crest is the highest peak in the Sandia Mountain Range with an elevation of 10,678 ft. The Sandia Mountains are located east of the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This range is located within the Cibola National Forest and is composed of granite and limestone. The Sandia Crest is located on the western side of the range. Although the crest is populated with a large array of communications towers, the longest aerial tramway in the world carries visitors from the valley floor to a lodge and restaurant on the crest, providing them with extraordinary views along the way and as they take advantage of refreshments at the top.

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"Sandia Peakwith the Rio Grande in the foreground, November 6, 2009" by John Fowler is licensed under CC BY.

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