“Archeologists have discovered evidence that the ancient Sonoran Desert people who built the Casa Grande also developed wide-scale irrigation farming and extensive trade connections which lasted over a thousand years until about 1450 C.E.” …
Carlsbad Cavern includes a large cave chamber, (The Big Room), a natural limestone chamber almost 4,000 feet (1,220 m) long, 625 feet (191 m) wide, and 255 feet (78 m) high at the highest point. It is the fifth largest chamber in North America and the twenty-eighth largest in the world. …
They do a good job at Carlsbad. But the most interesting thing I learned was the existence of the much larger and more impressive Lechuguilla Cavenearby.
The Tramway provides access to a ski hill on the other side of the mountain.
In summer this is a terrific way to access hiking and mountain biking trails.
Still … I’m glad I saw it. Highly recommended.
Sandia is wrongly advertised as the “longest in the world”.
The entertaining cable car announcers grudgingly concede that Dajti Ekspres cable car in Albania is longer.
And I’ve been to Merida, Venezuela. That series of four aerial tramways – reopened April 2016 – goes 1640 – 4765 meters making it the highest tourist aerial tramway in the world. It’s 12.5 km long. Far longer than Sandia.