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    We enjoyed ourselves exploring Albuquerque and staying at a Passport America park (Hidden Valley) in Tijeras, even if we did get snowed on in the beginning of May. Lots of things to see and places to explore. Very tourist friendly.

    There's a road with a route number of 165 that leads to Sandia Peak from the north. I've never seen a rocky dirt unmaintained closed in winter (until May?) road with a route number but what do I know? Great view from Sandia Peak (elevation 10,678'). Photo taken May 2.

    The Rail Runner train is a good way to go to Santa Fe for the day.

    A unique stop is the Tinkertown Museum. We've never seen a place quite like this. Very reasonable admission.
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    Jim

    Glad you had a nice time in our fair city.

    As far as closing a numbered road goes, New Mexico has almost learned how to conserve cash, without spending more to manage the savings. There are numbered roads in the North going east to west across the mountains that are routinely closed in the winter just to save the cost of keeping the snow removed. People just take another route if they need to cross. Try that in California and see how much crying you get.

    Anyway nice you got to the peak and could see some of our modest but nicely done Tourist Traps. If your ever here during Baseball Season the Albuquerque Isotopes put on quit a show for the $15.00 ticket. The ballpark has been chosen the best in Minor League Baseball for three years running.
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    • #3
      My post needs a couple of corrections/clarifications. The road numbered 165 is the uncivilized route up past Placitas from the north/west side of Sandia Peak. I didn't need a Jeep but I was in 4WD at the top. I should have taken photos of the warning signs about the road conditions and it being closed and all. This road is described unfavorably in the Mountain Directory West book. Hindsight being 20/20 I wouldn't take it after a snow storm again. And don't even think of towing something up it. Funny how it's shown as a solid line in my map book. It was NOT a solid line road!

      The civilized route is 536 past Sandia Park from the south/east. And we made it to Sandia Crest, not Sandia Peak. The Peak is probably higher, as in a peak.

      And we didn't get sucked into the tourist traps in Oldtown.
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      • #4
        You have excited my curiosity. I will now take route 165 up to Sandia Peak. I am here in Albuquerque twice a year to visit family. Thank you for the information.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by ralper View Post
          You have excited my curiosity. I will now take route 165 up to Sandia Peak. I am here in Albuquerque twice a year to visit family. Thank you for the information.
          You're welcome! We did the drive under less than optimum conditions and too late in the day. I was just a little nervous. Four wheel drive can sometimes take you farther before you get stuck. It was an interesting drive. If the road is dry it should be easy.
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          • #6
            Albuquerque Sites

            We think we're going to go ahead and stay just for a week in Albuquerque near the end of October. We are meeting friends in Tucson at the end of that month. We'll be close enough, and it seems a shame to skip it.

            Suggestions for campsites in/surrounding Albuquerque? I've just started looking, but would like some input from those who have already been there.

            Thanks,

            Zerelda
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