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Old 03-25-2016, 09:27 PM   #11
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:33 PM   #12
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Another Albuquerque balloon festival addition...there is a kayak/canoe outfitter in Bernalillo (Quiet Waters Paddling) that takes groups down the Rio Grande EARLY in the mornings of mass ascension days. The balloons go right over you at sunrise and many perform a "splash and go" by touching their gondola in the river and taking off again. One of these maneuvers was so close to us the dripping basket "rained" on us on its way back up! I'll also second the Gila Cliff Dwellings, a great couple of days WAY in there on a dead end road. As long as you're in NM that time of year, ride that Cumbres Toltec steam railroad, one way from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO and take the bus back. The aspens and river views are amazing, and the open air car with the mik'ed up history/geology/wildlife knowledgeable docent is fantastic!
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:45 PM   #13
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It depends on what you are interested in. There are lots of archeologic site and modern day pueblos to visit in NM. Coming down from Mesa Verde a great ruin to see is Aztec Ruins in Aztec NM...you can go into the Great Kiva. If you are into ruins, then Chaco Canyon is in the area but is about 15miles on a really rough and sometimes impassable road...weather conditions and your tolerance for washboard roadways would dictate that decision...and it would eat up a few days.
Bisti is hard to get into with a trailer, but your tow vehicle would be fine.
Taos and Taos Pueblo are worth visiting. The pueblo quite dramatic and is still occupied and tours are available - there is a tour fee and a camera fee.
Near Santa Fe and Los Alamos is Bandelier National Monument - cliff ruins carved into volcanic tuff...a wonderful little park with a very nice campground.
Pass by Valle Grande on Hwy 4 for spectacular views.
Just east of Santa Fe is Peco National History Park - ruins of large pueblo and mission church built on top of the pueblo.
In the Albuquerque area, there is Petroglyphs National Monument and the Pueblo Indian Cultural Center. About an hour west of Albuquerque is Acoma Pueblo..where you can go up to the ancient pueblo - which is still active and used for feast days. Then walk back down to the visitor center on the rock trail that was used to hand carry water up to the mesa.
Heading west from Acoma, there is El Malpais National Monument and then El Morro National Monument which has a small, nice campground and features prehistoric and early Spanish inscriptions on the rock face with pueblo ruins on top. Just west of there is Zuni Pueblo.
If you are into astronomy, the VLA (Very Large Array) 60 or so miles west of Socorro on US 60.
Bosque del Apache (just off I-25) about 20 miles south of Socorro is the Bosque del Apache...a world class birding refuge which should start to be seeing migratory birds by September.
Silver City is a neat town to visit and there are campgrounds nearby - City of Rocks State Park is a nice place to park. (Most NM state parks are good to camp at - usually have power hookups and water and a dump station, along with restrooms and maybe showers.)
The road to Gila Cliff Dwelling is not suitable for trailers but it is easy to get to from Silver City with your tow vehicle.
White Sands is quite dramatic - a nice cg not too far away is Oliver Lee State Park.
Brantley Lake State Park is a place to camp for visiting Carlsbad.

There are lots of places to visit and we would be happy to answer questions or expand on areas of interest.
Forgot about road to Gila cliff dwellings we were in a camper and a van second time . They advise no trailers but it is pretty neat though . Pat
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:52 PM   #14
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we LOVE Magdalena NM.

semi ghost town... has art, good food, nice folks.

great small history museum in a train box car.

If you want to take an ATV tour of the outsides of some mines..... hire Dewey. He lives up on the side of Kelly Mine and area. Very nice guy, and very smart.

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Old 03-25-2016, 11:00 PM   #15
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Prepare for lots of drive time. New Mexico's highlights are spread out. A few of my favorites:
  • Taos Pueblo and Taos, NM
  • Trampas, NM
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Bandelier and the Valles Caldera
  • Acoma Pueblo
  • Bosque del Apache wildlife refuge
  • Las Cruces area
  • White Sands
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:07 PM   #16
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And then there's Faywood (for hot spring-fed soaking) and City of Rocks SP. Both near each other, and about halfway between Deming and Silver City.
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:48 AM   #17
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Alamogordo has New Mexico Museum of Space History that is worth seeing. And then there is this: International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell.

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I remember driving across New Mexico in November, 1969 in my 1966 Mustang, my mother was crammed in the back seat, my father and I shared the driving on the way to Alameda, Ca my next duty station. I40 was only completed in sections, the majority was still Route 66 and we stopped in a town, I think it was Santa Rosa, NM for the evening. We went to a diner to eat and had a wonder Thanksgiving Dinner, mexican style. Very memorable. It was all of our's first time out west, experiencing the scenery. That night we went to the movies and watched "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice".Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) - IMDb
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I remember driving across New Mexico in November, 1969... I40 was only completed in sections, the majority was still Route 66 and we stopped in a town, I think it was Santa Rosa, NM for the evening. We went to a diner to eat and had a wonder Thanksgiving Dinner, mexican style...
We haven't eaten in Santa Rosa lately (because our destination is the home of friends near Santa Fe) , but can recommend Joseph's. (It was very good when we ate there, and their parking lot stays full, which is always a good sign.)
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I remember driving across New Mexico in November, 1969 in my 1966 Mustang, my mother was crammed in the back seat, my father and I shared the driving on the way to Alameda, Ca my next duty station. I40 was only completed in sections, the majority was still Route 66 and we stopped in a town, I think it was Santa Rosa, NM for the evening. We went to a diner to eat and had a wonder Thanksgiving Dinner, mexican style. Very memorable. It was all of our's first time out west, experiencing the scenery. That night we went to the movies and watched "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice".Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) - IMDb
In 1973 I drove from Austin, Tx to Alamogordo and back by myself in my dad's 68 Mustang to spend a week visiting cousins, who had a ranch a few miles from White Sands. I was 18 and a couple of weeks from starting school at TAMU.
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