Eastside Albuquerque

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 The Eastside of town encompasses the foothills of the Sandia Mountains which offer great outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking. The Sandia Peak Aerial Tram will take visitors from the base to the peak of the mountain on a spectacular ride.

At a Glance: Eastside

Distance from Airport 13.00 Miles/20.92 KM

Los Altos Golf Course
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
Hinkle Family Fun Center
Elena Gallegos Open Space
Sandia Peak Aerial Tram

Activities Golfing, Hiking, Bicycling, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, In-Line Skating, Arcade, Go-cart racing
Highlights Sandia Peak Aerial Tram, North America’s longest aerial tram; Elena Gallegos Park 640-acre open space area


Outdoor Activities 

The Eastside is a gateway to outdoor activities in and around Albuquerque throughout the year. The area leads all the way to the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, where you can board the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway for a scenic ride to the top of the 10,378 ft. summit. Sandia Peak is a popular destination for skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in the winter, and biking and hiking in the summer. The foothills of the Sandia Mountains are perfect for picnicking and hiking. You can take a leisurely walk or challenge yourself to climb the La Luz trail from the foothills to the peak.

Museums and Attractions 

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is America's official museum of nuclear science and history and is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Kids will love a trip to the Hinkle Family Fun Center, where you can all race go carts, play laser tag or miniature golf, or play games in the arcade. 

Restaurants and Dining 

There are many, many dining options in this large section of the city, from French bakeries to Mexican taquerias, brick oven pizzerias and Vietnamese cafes. Lodging options are similarly diverse.