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Albuquerque

Take to the skies in a balloon or tramway over this desert paradise

Albuquerque, the Land of Enchantment’s largest city, is the hub of the state. Each October, city skies are full of bold blues, imperial reds and vibrant yellows. The event is the world-famous Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the largest hot-air balloon event in the world.

Sandia Peak Tramway, the world's longest tramway, runs 2.7 miles to the 10,300-foot summit.

Owned and operated by the 19 Indian Pueblos of New Mexico, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center focuses on the history of traditional Pueblo culture. Streets around the central plaza of Old Town are lined with 300-year-old adobes. These structures contain assorted artwork, jewelry and specialty shops, and boutiques and galleries. Petroglyph National Monument on the West Mesa contains up to 15,000 ancient rock carvings created around 1300 A.D.

A pleasant alternative to I-25 between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, Turquoise Trail passes through several small mining towns on the eastern flank of the Sandia Mountains.

For More Information:
Visit Albuquerque
800-284-2282
www.itsatrip.com

New Mexico Tourism
505-827-7400
www.newmexico.org