Tramway Trailhead and Trail 82

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Tramway Trailhead gives access to Tramway Trail 82 (southern terminous). It is located on Sandia Peak Tram property.

Tramway Trail 82 is 2.6 miles long. It begins at the base of the Sandia Peak Tram, runs north and intersects with La Luz Trail 137, creating a connection between the La Luz Trail and the Tram parking area.

Along the way, you will pass Rozamiento Trail 208 and La Cueva Trail 83. Keep moving north.

Toward the end of your hike:

  • If you follow Tramway Trail 82 to the end, you will end your hike in Juan Tabo Picnic area.
  • If you choose to take La Luz Trail 137, at the junction of 82 and 137 you will end your hike in the La Luz Trailhead parking area.
  • If you follow Tramway Trail 82 and choose to drop down onto the La Cueva Trail 83, you will end your hike in La Cueva Picnic area.

Please consult a map, to choose your route, to insure that you end up in the correct parking area.

Please refer to the Sandia Mountain Trails map to plan your course.

  • Cell phone coverage is not guaranteed.
  • It is the recreationist’s responsibility to use a map.
  • Trail(s) open for the following uses: Hiking and Horseback Riding

At a Glance

Fees There is a $2.00 parking fee at the trailhead entry point - please pay at the guard shack. The parking area is in the Sandia Peak Tramway parking lot.
  • If you enter Tramway Trail 82 by way of La Cueva Trailhead (area is unavailable), there is an amenity fee required
  • If you recreate on a regular basis in the Sandias or other national lands you might consider purchasing one of the America the Beautiful Passes or a Sandia Annual Pass at the locations listed below.
Open Season: Open year round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: Click here to Purchase America the Beautiful Passes or contact the locations listed below. **Sandia Amenity Passes can be purchased at locations marked with asterisks.
  • **The Sandia Ranger Station, 11776 Highway 337, Tijeras, NM 87059, 505-281-3304
  • **The Cibola Supervisor's Office, 2113 Osuna Rd, Albuquerque, NM 87113, 505-346-3900
  • The SW Regional Office, 333 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505-842-3898 (does not carry $30.00 Sandia Amenity passes)
  • **REI, 1550 Mercantile Ave NE; Albuquerque, NM 87107  (REI does not carry America the Beautiful Passes)
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


To get to the trailhead for the Tramway Trail 82, take Tramway Blvd to Tramway Road turn east toward the mountain, and follow the signs to the lower tram. Pay the parking fee at the guard shack. The trailhead is located at the northeast corner of the upper parking area.

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