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    • Santa Fe, New Mexico

      Photograph the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis de Assisi

      Along the downtown Santa Fe plaza, you will run into an obvious architectural beauty. It's the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis de Assisi. It's placed perfectly in the plaza where the sunset will make the massive structure glow or have interesting shadows cast off its facade. The cathedral itse...
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    • County Road A027, New Mexico

      Drive the Lake Valley Back Country Scenic Byway

      Highway 27 stretches from Highway 26, west of Hatch, to Hillsboro, NM. where it merges with NM 152. From there drive east to Interstate 25 near Lake Caballo where the scenic byway ends. It is a winding road with nice mountain views and a ghost town that is well worth a stop. Lake Valley ghost tow...
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    • Silver City, New Mexico

      Drive the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway

      93 mi
      Drive the 93-mile Scenic Trail from Silver City to Pinos Altos on Hwy 15  where you can stop to visit the Buckhorn Saloon and old Opera house. From there, drive Hwy 15 through the Gila National forest to the Gila cliff dwellings where you can stop for some hiking. Hwy 15 is very narrow and windin...
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    • Tijeras, New Mexico

      Sandia Crest Trail

      26.24 mi / 5528 ft gain
      This point-to-point hike took me about 11.5 hours to complete, however I consider myself to be in decent hiking shape and was moving at about 2.5 miles per hour for the majority of the hike. I would give yourself ample time if you want to complete this in 1 day or you can back country primitive c...
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    • Red River, New Mexico

      Sledding in Red River

      If you’re looking for an alternative winter activity to indulge your need for gravity sports, you may take the time to rent a sled from Sitzmark’s for $5 and head over to the library to take your chance at reviving your childhood spirit! Heading to the library at the east end of town, you can fin...
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    • Santa Fe, New Mexico

      Trail Run the Dale Ball Trails

      22 mi / 500 ft gain
      The Dale Ball Trail system, covers a wide swath of terrain between Santa Fe County, the City of Santa Fe, the National Forest, and The Nature Conservancy with a 22 mile network of trails in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Located a short distance from downtown Santa Fe, it is the...
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    • Silver City, New Mexico

      Photograph La Capilla at Sunrise

      0.25 mi / 100 ft gain
      In the last 1800's when Silver City was a booming mining town the quickly growing hispanic population of the Chihuahua Hill neighborhood built a small chapel aka "La Capilla" as a center of community activities including pilgrimages and the Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  When the statue it c...
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    • Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Hike Embudito Canyon

      4.2 mi / 1204 ft gain
      This is a hiking area in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. This route is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked loop up Oso Ridge and down Embudito Canyon.  There is plenty of room to park at the Embudito Trail Trail head, on the eastern side of Albuquerque. From the parking lot, take the center trai...
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    • Red River, New Mexico

      Hike Colombine Trail

      8.5 mi / 1935 ft gain
      This moderate trail is accessed from the Columbine campground on Highway 38. It will be on your right side when traveling east from Questa. Drive to the back end of the campground, where there are several spaces for parking. The moderate version of this hike will travel about 4 miles south into t...
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    • Taos County, New Mexico

      Ski Red River Ski Area

      The resort itself, sits right in town, with 6 lifts. Two of the lifts come down to the river and access various parts of the town, it’s a place that makes you remember what skiing used to be like.  The mountain has roughly 170 acres of skiable terrain, and appeals to those of all abilities. The u...
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    • Gap Road Southeast, New Mexico

      Hike Windmill Canyon

      3.5 mi / 1200 ft gain
      This trail starts as a jeep road off Gap Road. Eventually it turns into just a hiking trail. The climb is moderate and has some very nice views along the way. Some of the cliff are quite impressive. Nice plants also can be seen. This is BLM property so BLM rules apply.
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    • Catron County, New Mexico

      Hike the Catwalk Trail

      1 mi
      Great hike along a canyon above Whitewater river. You descent to the river bed when there is no high water. There is a picnic area and a place to relax along the river. Walking on the planks is quite fun.
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    • Deming, New Mexico

      Hike the Lovers' Leap Trail

      1.1 mi / 790 ft gain
      This a short but steep trail to a saddle in the mountains with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and valleys below. The rock formations are quite impressive. If you like solitude and quiet this is the place to go. Lots of cacti and juniper trees. If you are lucky you will be able to se...
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    • Dell City, New Mexico

      Hike up Alamo Mountain

      4 mi / 1500 ft gain
      There is actually not a trail. You will have to scramble up the mountain. There are good views of some very nice petroglyphs and great views of the Otero Mesa from the top.
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    • Tularosa, New Mexico

      Visit the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

      0.5 mi
      The site is North of Tularosa, NM and is easily accessible. There is good parking and the trail is not very difficult to walk. There are many petroglyphs to be admired. There are good views of the Tularosa basin and the Sacramento mountains. It is best not to go in the summer as it is very hot an...
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    • La Senda de Medio Trailhead, New Mexico

      Hike La Senda de Medio Trail

      5 mi
      If you find yourself in Taos for the weekend, the La Senda del Medio trail is a perfect hike to add to your adventure. About 20 minutes south of town and located in Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, this trail follows the Rio Grande for 2.5 miles and connects 5 different campgrounds. The tr...
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