What to do and see in Tijeras, United States: The Best Places and Tips

September 19, 2017 Layne Dawes

Tijeras is a village in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 541 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Tijeras

1. Tinkertown Museum

121 Sandia Crest Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047-2415 +1 505-281-5233
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4.5 based on 284 reviews

Tinkertown Museum

A "museum" built out of concrete and 55,000 bottles that houses 20,000 handcarved miniatures.

Reviewed By T9-Orca - Seattle, Washington

This is a decades-in-the-making project of a man obsessed with collecting junk - it sounds like the kind of thing you could easily pass up, but don't - it's really quite interesting and amazing - quirky, yes, but well worth a visit. Whether day-of-the-dead skeletons, or license plates from Panama, this little museum is a throwback to another era. We really enjoyed it. The nominal entrance fee was well worth it, and the gift shop was full of interesting stuff (we came away with a couple of cards, 4 day-of-the-dead coasters and a T-shirt).

2. Cedar Crest Country Cottage and Stables

39 Snowline Rd, Cedar Crest, NM 87008-9437 +1 505-281-5197
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Cedar Crest Country Cottage and Stables

Reviewed By buffalofeathers

Excellent! Have been on many trail rides all over the West....this is at the top of my favorites list... Owners are extremely courteous, friendly and accommodating. Went out of their way to work around our condensed schedule. Beautiful countryside, great value, exceptional proprietor.

3. Singing Road

Route 66, Tijeras, NM
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Singing Road

Reviewed By dreamergirl4686 - South Salem, New York

This is a attraction not to pass up. You should know that the singing road is only on one side of the road so make sure to check the direction before you travel. Surprisingly it came up in Google maps. Be prepared that the the song is slightly out of tune and the rhythm can be off in places. It is definitely worth the drive to hear it

4. Molly's Bar

546 New Mexico 333, Tijeras, NM 87059-7356 +1 505-281-9911
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Molly's Bar

Reviewed By Karen W - Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is a weird little bar with eccentric locals. Great music, outside in the summer, inside in the winter. The only food available is from the pizza trailer next door and yes, they deliver to the bar. A number of movies have been shot here. It's just a funky place but come with your own group or you may feel like an outsider.

5. Sandia Artisans

12418 State Highway 14 N, Cedar Crest, NM 87008-9724 +1 505-407-2166
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Sandia Artisans

Reviewed By Mark D - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sandia Artisans is a wonderful little art gallery offering the work of local painters, sculptors, jewelry makers and more. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful on our visit -- they clearly know their artists personally AND they seem genuinely excited about the art works they have available. If you enjoy the decorative arts, and you like supporting local artisans, this is a great little stop along the Turquoise Trail or on your way to the Sandia Crest!

6. Pino Canyon

Cibola National Forest, Sandia Ranger District, 11776 Hwy. 337, Tijeras, NM 87059 +1 505-281-3304
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5 based on 5 reviews

Pino Canyon

Peaceful hiking trail beginning in the desert and ending in a pleasant saddle with commanding views of the Sandias and surrounding plains to the east.

Reviewed By Kimberly M

Great trail! Moderate hiking with a gradual yet sometimes difficult elevation increase. We started at Elena Gallegos, Pino to the Crest trail, all the way to the Tram. Stopped for refreshments and to refill water. Took Tram to the bottom ($15.00 ticket one way) then another 3 miles back to the car in the Elena Gallegos parking lot. Total miles approximately 15. I would recommend starting by 6 am so the last 3 miles are not in the hottest part of day, or park one car at bottom of Tram one at Elena Gallegos. This was second time I've hiked entire mountain and it will always be one of my all time favorite memories. Take at least 50ml hydration pack plus couple extra frozen water bottles. I highly recommend you enjoy the restaurant and view for a few minutes to savor making it to the top.

7. Piedra Lisa Trail

Cibola National Forest, Sandia Ranger District, 11776 Hwy. 337, Tijeras, NM 87059 +1 505-281-3304
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5 based on 3 reviews

Piedra Lisa Trail

Offers views of some of the Sandias' most spectacular granite formations. Trail leads to ridge called "El Rincon."

Reviewed By Kimberly M

This is a moderately difficult hike. 2k feet elevation gain in 2.2 miles. The trail is very well kept, clearly marked and will have your legs feeling the burn. No need for a stair master with this trailhead close by. Not many have heard of this one nor can you find it on many maps. During the week I only see 5-6 people. Early morning means shade most of hike. Take Tramway to 333, when you get to LaLuz trailhead, keep going straight (north) onto dirt road, continue about two tenths of a mile, the parking lot is clearly marked on your left.

8. Hollywick Farms

503 Frost Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047-9414 +1 505-286-1172
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5 based on 12 reviews

Hollywick Farms

Hollywick Farms is a working alpaca farm located at nearly 7,000 feet in the Sandia Mountains, just off the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway, a short drive from the majestic Sandia Crest , the Sandia Peak Ski Area, the Tinkertown Museum and the historic mining towns of Golden and Madrid. Get up close and personal with our alpacas and shop for luxurious products made from their fiber.

Reviewed By abarker02 - Kelowna, Canada

We met Bill and he gave us a tour of their Alpaca farm. Not only was he very nice but he was very knowledgeable about Alpacas and answered all our questions. A great experience and definitely a stop that we would definitely recommend for all...MoreThank you so much for your review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again if you are ever in the area. Regards, Bill

9. Embudito Trail

Cibola National Forest, Sandia Ranger District, 11776 Hwy. 337, Tijeras, NM 87059 +1 505-281-3304
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Approximately 11 miles in length with an elevation gain from 6,240 to 9,300 feet, this tough trail takes hikers through a variety of landscapes from steep canyons to verdant meadows.

Reviewed By Samuel S - asheville, north carolina

The Embudito Trail seems far less busy than La Luz. It is just as challenging a climb, though. The views are spectacular, and just get better the higher you climb. The side trail to South Peak seems pretty clearly marked. Just after the side trail heads off up the hill, the Embudito dips into a little glen, which is sheltered from the wind, and a nice place for a trail-top picnic.

10. Sandia Peak Tramway

30 Tramway Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122-2018 +1 505-856-7325
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Sandia Peak Tramway

The world's longest aerial tram ride takes visitors 2.7 miles to the 10,000-foot peak of the Sandia Mountains.

Reviewed By Deborahh1953 - Backus, Minnesota

Until 4/12/2018. Check their website for details. Meanwhile - - check out Tinkertown for fun and laughter. It’s on the way to the Sandia Peak. The drive to the peak and views from the top are spectacular!

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