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Driving the Turquoise Trail from Albuquerque to Santa Fe

Is it the journey or the destination that matters most?  The scenic route from Albuquerque to Santa Fe (better known as the New Mexico Turquoise Trail) lets you enjoy both.  The route takes you past scenic views of Sandia Crest, through old mining towns like Golden and Cerillo, and into the artist enclave of Madrid. Whether you’re …

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The Magnificent Bandalier National Monument

Less than an hour from Santa Fe is a natural wonder and archaeological site of the Ancestral Pueblo people.  Today, this protected area within the Frijoles Canyon is known as Bandelier National Monument, a day trip that doesn’t get nearly enough mention. Bandelier National Monument In fact, I nearly never went there.  My parents and I had …

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