New Mexico - Day 3 - Sandia Peak Tramway, Old Town Albuquerque & Route 66
5 April 2015
After driving back north to Albuquerque, we took the aerial tram up to the top of the Sandia Mountains. At an elevation of over 10,000 feet, the summit still had plenty of snow on the ground and was 20 or 30 degrees cooler than the city below. We went down Old Town Albuquerque (relatively speaking since the city resides at an altitude of over 5,000 feet) to walk around and have lunch before taking a drive on historic Route 66. It's now named Central Avenue and is slightly past its glory days but there are still a lot of cool old hotels and restaurants with old neon signs.