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Ideas for New Mexico trip?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tRidiot, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. Dale00

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    I spent a couple months working at Bandelier National Monument and loved it. Largest range in elevation of any national park: from the Rio Grande up to the caldera of the extinct volcano. Elk, golden trout and pika up high (not sure how much of the high country is open to hiking these days). Nothing compares to hearing the thunder booming down the canyons. Of course it is not the same doing the typical rushed tourist visit to see the park headquarters and museum.

    Los Alamos is next door...interesting history, lots of mysterious labs to drive past and the highest concentration of nerds in the country. ....Whenever anyone is going through Albuquerque I recommend the Atomic Museum....great display about everything "nuclear" - historical and current weapons.
     
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    The El Moro National Monument is unique. Natural water hole with a sandstone cliff that has names and dates from the Spanish exploration from the mid 1500,
     
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    In red River, rent a side by side 4 seater and spend the day taking the trail to goose lake. Absolutely stunning views right at the timberline with alpine meadows.
    Take a lunch and refreshments.
    Take the ski lift in town to the restaurant at the top. It runs year around.
    In the Silverton Co area rent a UTV or jeep and spend the day on mountain trails. You can get up to almost 13000’ altitude at California pass.
    The train from Antonito Co to Chama Nm is very scenic. The last passenger car is the club car where you can purchase beverages.
    The Rio Grande gorge bridge just outside of Taos is a place a lot of folks visit. You can park and walk out on the bridge to take pictures.
     
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  4. tRidiot

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    That sounds awesome, I would LOVE to rent a 4WD and go up in the hills. I'm definitely going to look into some of this!
     
  5. PanhandleGlocker

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    If you go to Taos then Michael’s Kitchen is the best place for Breakfast.
     
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    We were right at 12,000’ at this location. It’s a blast!
     
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    It’s great for breakfast, lunch, etc. Love that restaurant.
     
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    +1 for gooselake. I do it on a utv over a jeep so you can actually pass people somewhat easily.
     
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    I've been known to drive to Taos just to eat at Michael's Kitchen, then drive back! If the dining room is closed (it was last time I was there), get the meal to-go and eat in the park across the street. Lots of picnic tables to use.
     
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    That would be fun. But, if you drive the roads around Red River they're better than the roads I drive in Lincoln county. Pagosa Springs is a nice place to stop while driving through southern Colorado.
     

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