About The Crest House
Andy and Amy, the owners/managers, and all the staff are glad to welcome you to Sandia Crest House. We’d be happy to answer your questions about the trails, the birds, the items in the shop or life at 10,678 feet!
Yes, we are just over two miles above sea level in elevation. So, if you are feeling a little more tired than usual, it might be the altitude. Take it easy and be sure to drink plenty of water!
Take I-40 east from Albuquerque.
Use Exit 175 to NM 14 north for 6 miles.
Turn left and follow Highway 536 Sandia Crest National Scenic Byway for 14 miles to the summit and Sandia Crest House.
*The Antennas, not the tram.
*Forest service requires a $3 Recreation Amenities Fee in order to park in the Cibola National Forest.