|Albuquerque, founded in 1706, is
one of the oldest inland cities in the U.S.
Elevation is 5,314 ft., the highest metropolitan
city on the American mainland.
Albuquerque is the Hot Air Balloon Capital of
the U.S. The city hosts the largest international hot air balloon competition
in the world and draws crowds of more than 1.5 million people.
Albuquerque is more than 162 sq. miles and home
to around 550,000 people. It’s the 38th largest city in the U.S. in terms
The sun shines an average of 310 days a year.
Year-round average temperatures range from 42° to 77°.
Sandia Peak Tramway stretches 2.7 miles along
the Sandia mountains. It is the longest single span tram in the world.
Sandia Crest offers a panoramic view of more than 11,000 sq. miles.
Nine national monuments are located within a day’s
drive of Albuquerque.