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Welcome to New Mexico The heart of Native American, Spanish and Old West cultures, New Mexico provides experiences found no where else in the world. The foods, wares, art markets, technology, preservation of human involvement and breadth of adventure are unparalleled.

Albuquerque The population and business center for the state is home to Pueblo and Spanish cultural centers, Historic Route 66, museums, casinos and the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

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Santa Fe The oldest capital in the U.S., supports more than 250 galleries, numerous restaurants offering a true culinery experience, venues for performing arts and unequalled shopping.

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Northern Mountains The state’s highest peaks, deepest canyons and hot mineral waters combine with its world renowned art markets and fiestas contribute to its status as a world class destination.

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Indian Country The largest markets for Native American crafts and the ruins of prehistoric peoples highlight the depth of visitor opportunities. Popular outdoor trail systems make it a hub for moutain biking and hiking.

Gallup: Adventure Capital of New Mexico Gallup Pawn Collecting Native American Art Zuni MainStreet Heroes, Villians & Outlaws Forts, Ghost Towns & Famous Buildings Historic Mining Towns Birding Locations

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Brilliant chile ristras grace many New Mexico homes following the harvest of this major New Mexico product. Chile, however, has to share the designation of state vegetable with frijoles since the legislature deemed the two inseparable. Years later, the legislature proclaimed the state question to be “Red or Green?” in reference to the most frequently asked question in restaurants serving New Mexican or Mexican cuisine made with either red or green chile. Photo by Joe Burgess.

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The home to Geronimo and Billy the Kid features the state’s largest lakes, plus bird sanctuaries, wilderness areas touts Southwest New Mexico’s old west heritage as it leaps into commercial space travel and alternative energy.

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Spaniards, Pueblo Indians, Mexicans and western-moving Anglos contributed to a lifestyle of this city located at the junction of Old Mexico and the Old West.

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AUGUST 7-11, 2013 MARK YOUR CALENDAR Ceremonial Indian Dances Contest Pow-Wow Indoor & Outdoor Marketplace Juried Art Show All Native America Rodeo Downtown Parades Native Foods Craft Demonstrations Navajo Song and Dance Ceremonial Queen Selection

New Location at 206 West Coal Avenue, Gallup, New Mexico 87301 Phone: 505-863-3896 • www.theceremonial.com • Email: info@gallup-ceremonial.com


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A land of beauty and contrast from vast pristine wilderness areas to the crystalline dunes of White Sands.

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The brilliant New Mexico sunlight – that incredible painter’s light, and its stunning blue skies create sharp and vivid vistas that keep visitors reaching for their cameras. Heartbeats hasten to the rhythm of a Pueblo drum, while the Very Large Array of radio telescopes listens quietly for signs of life in distant galaxies. A curious lizard scrambles across an ancient ruin and a trophy elk cautiously crosses a high mountain trout stream. Locals never tire of driving the web of New Mexico’s scenic byways and spending days shopping the world’s best markets for art, jewelry and Indian crafts. Beginning with the 11,000-year old Clovis and Folsom-era mammoth hunters, New Mexico has been a melding pot for diversity. The prehistoric Anasazi and Mogollon cultures built fortresses and large communities of multistoried structures. The state’s subsequent pueblo cultures and nomadic tribes were the first confronted by European explorers in the early 1500s. The continued influence of Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and pioneer American cultures remains largely intact and strong, giving rise to New Mexico as America’s Land of Enchantment. Communities across the state celebrate their varied cultural experiences with vibrant fiestas and solemn processions held throughout the year. Experience the state’s challenging ski slopes and white water rapids and visit its forts, ghost towns and Spanish missions. Accept this invitation to celebrate the cultures, the arts and Mother Nature’s wonders from the most welcoming people in the nation. ¡Bien Venidos a Nuevo México!

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Albuquerque LOCATION Albuquerque is located at the junction of I-25 and I-40, nestled between the Rio Grande and the 10,700 ft. bluffs of Sandia Crest.

MORE INFORMATION Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce (505) 764-3700 www.abqchamber.com. Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau (800) 733-9918 www.itsatrip.org. Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce (800) 754-4620 www.ahcnm.org.

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Fiery Foods and BBQ Show 505-873-8680 www.fiery-foods.com/ffshow Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival Spring Show www.riograndefestivals.com Fiestas de Albuquerque and Founders Day Parade 505-768-3556 Spring Indian Art Market. 505-843-7270 www.indianpueblo.org Annual Gathering of Nations Powwow 505-836-2810 www.gatheringofnations.com Southwest Funnyfest. 505-768-3544 www.southwestfunnyfest.com Albuquerque Annual Wine Festival. 505-899-3815 www.nmwine.com Albuquerque Century & Downtown Criterium 800-284-2282 abqcentury.com End of the Trail World Championship Cowboy Action Shooting & Wild West Jubilee. 505-843-1320 www.sassnet.com Youth National Arabian Half Arabian Championship Horse Show. 303-696-4500 www.ArabianHorses.org/YNL Albuquerque Folk Festival 505-710-9641 abqfolkfest.org New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair. 505-884-9043 www.nmartsandcraftsfair.org Independence Day Celebration. 505-768-3556 www.cabq.gov TBA Mariachi Spectacular 505-255-1501 www.mariachispetacular.com The Great Southwestern Antiques Show. 505-255-4054 www.greatsouthwesternantiquesshow.com TBA Salsa Fiesta. 505-822-166 www.cabq.gov/crs New Mexico Wine Festival www.newmexicowinefestival.com New Mexico State Fair 505-265-3976 www.exponm.com Globalquerque! 505-232-9868 www.globalquerque.com Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival Balloon Fiesta Show 505-292-7457 www.riograndefestivals.com Fall Indian Art Market 505-843-7270 www.indianpueblo.org Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. 505821-1000 www.balloonfiesta.com NM Duke City Marathon. 505-880-1414 www.dukecitymarathon.com Veterans Day Ceremony. 505-256-2042 www.nmvetsmemorial.com Weems Gallery ArtFest". 505-293-6133 www.weemsgallery.com Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival Holiday Show. 505-292-7457 www.riograndefestivals.com River of Lights. 505-764-6200 www.cabq.gov/biopark Twinkle Lights Parade. 505-768-3556 www.cabq.gov Annual Holiday Shop ‘n Stroll in Nob Hill. 505255-5006. Annual Holiday Stroll in Old Town. 505-842-8022 www.albuquerqueoldtown.com Luminaria Tour. 505-843-9200 www.cabq.gov/transit

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Albuquerque is New Mexico’s largest city, evolving from a small Spanish settlement on El Camino Real into a modern bastion of technology and clean industry. Albuquerque’s “Old Town” was founded in 1706. The plaza area features dining, galleries and native crafts. Albuquerque’s major museums are located in the Old Town historic district. Central Avenue – Historic Route 66 – runs the full width of Albuquerque and is lined with shopping, dining and entertainment hot spots. Both the downtown and Nob Hill segments boast excellent ethnic restaurants, live music, dancing and theater. The170-acre Albuquerque Biological Park, containing an aquarium, botanical gardens and zoo, is accessed from Central Avenue and located just blocks away from Old Town. Further north, the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park provides hiking and bicycle trails through the cottonwood forest along the river. On the northwest edge of town, Petroglyph National Monument preserves ancient native symbols and artwork scratched onto volcanic rocks. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico have developed into centers for the expression and preservation of the state’s earlier inhabitants. The Gathering of Nations is now the country’s largest powwow, featuring over 3000 Native American dancers and the crowning of Miss Indian World. The world’s longest aerial tramway ascends 10,000-foot Sandia Peak, providing hiking, skiing and dining opportunities as well as incredible vistas of the city and beyond. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the world’s largest production of its kind for hot air balloons.


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EXHIBITIONS 100 Years of State and Federal Policy: The Impact on Pueblo Nations. Showing until February 2013.

Admission: Adults $6, Seniors $5.50, Students $3, NM Residents $4

Saints of the Pueblos.

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Gathering the Clouds. Closes August 31, 2012

Call 866-855-7902 toll free or visit www.indianpueblo.org for more information.

A:shiwi A:wan Ulohnanne, The Zuni World. From October 1, Open 7 days a week. Closed major holidays. 2012 – October, 2013

papers written in honor of Mr. Sando’s work. Nov 11 Honoring Our Veterans. 10am-12pm Nov 14 Coffee and Conversation: “Pueblo Indian Suffrage and the Legacy of Miguel Trujillo”. Free Admission. 5:30-7pm Dec 1,8,15 Ornament making at the Pueblo House Classroom. 12-2pm Dec 8 2nd Annual Pueblo Fiber Arts Guild Show and Sale. 9am-4pm Dec 15, 16 Winter Indian Arts & Crafts Show. 10am – 4pm

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Acoma Pot Lady by Robert Rivera Gourd Art. 13” Tall The Torres Gallery 102 East Water Street Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 986-8914 www.torresgallery.com info@torresgallery.com

Yei Rug 38 x 47, By Navajo Weaver Etta Peacock Richardson’s Trading Co. & Cash Pawn 505-722-4762 222 W. Hwy. 66, Gallup, NM 87301 e-mail: rtc@cnetco.com

Starry Nights Bracelet

Coyote Saves the World by Adrian Wall / Jemez Pueblo Poeh Cultural Center and Museum 78 Cities of Gold Road Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 505-455-5041 www.poehcenter.com www.poehmuseum.com

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Collaborative piece by Aaron Anderson, Navajo Silversmith, Tufa Carver and Lester James, Navajo Inlay Artist. Set consists of a necklace, bracelet & earrings. Individual pieces may be ordered separately. Turquoise, jet, coral and opal set in sterling silver. Beeman Jewelry Design 211 W. Coal Ave. Gallup, New Mexico 505-726-9100 beemanjewelrydesign.com


Catwalk Waterfall, by Michael P. O'Connor 24" x 12" Oil on Canvas Casitas de Gila Guesthouses & Art Gallery 50 Casita Flats Rd. PO Box 325 Gila, NM 88038 575-535-4455 www.casitasdegila.com

Lone Mt. Turquoise set in Silver, Native American Jewelry Chiricahua Desert Museum Gift Shop & Gallery 4 Rattlesnake Canyon Road Rodeo, NM 88056 www.ChiricahuaDesertMuseum.com

created this amazing necklace set using green Kingman turquoise. Tommy's won awards from the prestigious Heard Museum and the Santa Fe Indian Market, and his work is carried by galleries from Sedona to New York. This necklace set is available at: Ellis Tanner Trading Co. 1980 Hwy. 602 Gallup, NM 87305 505-863-4434 www.etanner.com

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Navajo artist Tommy Jackson

Noreen Simplicio Pottery by Noreen Simplicio / Zuni Potter A traditional and contemporary Potter that uses traditional methods to build her pieces with designs reflective of the past. Zuni Visitor & Arts Center 1239 Historic Highway 53. Zuni, New Mexico 87327 www.zunitourism.com 505-782-7238

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Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Cluster Bracelet by noted Artist Robert & Bernice Leekya / Zuni Joe Milo’s Whitewater Trading P.O. Box 104 Van der Wagen, New Mexico 87326 1-888-Joe-Milo www.joemilo.com

Wading, by Roger McKasson Bronze, 26" h x 15" w x 10" d Roger McKasson Studio & Gallery 5 Custie Avenue in downtown Rodeo PO Box 395 • Rodeo, NM 88056 575.557.2467 www.RogerMcKasson.com

“Jingle” Dress by J. DeWolfe / Sioux A winning photograph of a traditional “Jingle” Dress. Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial 206 West Coal Avenue. Gallup, NM 87301 505-863-3896 theceremonial.com

Twins by twin Rocks, by Randy Spencer / Navajo Oil on canvas. Approximate measures 3'6" X 4'6". The artist draws traditional Navajo themes like this one done late 1990s. Ortegas Indian Shop / El Rancho Hotel 1000 E. Hwy. 66. Gallup, NM 87301 505-863-9311 www.elranchohotel.com

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SantaFe

The oldest capital city in the United States

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ATTRACTIONS Canyon Road. East of Paseo de Peralta. Originally a Native American trail into the mountains; now lined with unique shops, art galleries, artists' studios, restaurants and local hangouts. 800-777-2489 or 505-955-6200. EI Rancho de las Golondrinas. South of Santa Fe off I-25. Historical Spanish colonial village, now a living history museum, was a stopping point on EI Camino Real. Call for annual event schedule and tours, 505-471-2261. Hyde Memorial State Park. Eight miles northeast of Santa Fe. Camping, hiking and picnicking. 505-983-7175. www.nmparks.com Loretto Chapel. 207 Old Santa Fe Trail. Houses the miraculous staircase built by a mysterious carpenter believed to have been St. Joseph by the Loretto nuns. 505-982-0092. www.lorettochapel.com Museum Hill. On Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail. Home of the Laboratory of Anthropology, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. www.museumhill.org Museum of Fine Arts. 107 W. Palace Ave. Southwest, historical and contemporary art. 505-476-5072. www.mfasantafe.org Palace of the Governors. 105 W. Palace Ave. 17th century building on the Santa Fe Plaza housing historical exhibits. The oldest continuously used public building in the US. 505-476-5100. www.palaceofthegovernors.org San Miguel Mission Church. 401 Old Santa Fe Trail. Dates back to first Spanish colonization. Rebuilt following Pueblo Revolt of 1680. 505-983-3974 or 988-9504. Santuario de Guadalupe. 100 S. Guadalupe. Mission museum exhibiting Spanish colonial art. 18th century shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe. 505-988-2027.

Santa Fe, the oldest capital city in the United States, became one of America’s premier centers for both visual and performing arts. With more than 250 galleries to explore, you'll be astonished by the depth of the city's artistic endeavors. Canyon Road is home to a mile-long stretch of galleries, and you'll encounter dozens more along any plaza area street. There are galleries in the Guadalupe district and the new Railyard area, a dynamic 50-acre commercial, residential and social district. Santa Fe’s performing arts encompass more than a dozen venues, from historic theaters to outdoor stages, magnificent churches and museum spaces. The Santa Fe Opera continues to bring stars and audiences from around the world each summer and the city hosts various annual music festivals, including chamber, jazz and traditional. Inhabited 13 years before the pilgrims settled Plymouth Colony, Spanish inhabitants were overcome by the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. The Santa Fe Fiesta commemorates the Spanish reconquest of New Mexico and is now the nation’s oldest community celebration. The city has more than ten museums. Innovative art centers add even more to the city's rich artistic lifestyle. The Palace of the Governors chronicles the history of Santa Fe, as well as New Mexico and the region. This adobe structure, now the state's history museum, was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark in 1960 and an American Treasure in 1999. It is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States. Santa Fe can be accessed by American Eagle daily nonstop flights from Dallas and Los Angeles. The New Mexico Rail Runner Express carries passengers between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, with free shuttle service from Albuquerque Sunport.

LOCATION Santa Fe is located at the junction I-25 and US84/285, the historic termination of El Camino Real and the Santa Fe Trail.

MORE INFORMATION Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce (505) 988-3279 www.santafechamber.com Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau (505) 955-6200 www.santafe.org

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Santa Fe Int’l. Folk Art Market at Oct Milner Plaza. 505-476-1197 www.folkartmarket.org Traditional Spanish Market on the Plaza. 505-982-2226 Dec Indian Market on the Plaza. 505-983-5220. Reniassance Rair at El Rancho de las Golondrinas 505-471-2261 Burning of Zozobra and Santa Fe Fiesta. 505-988-7575 Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta. 505-438-8060

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Harvest Festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. 505-471-2261 Santa Fe Film Festival 505-988-7414 Canyon Road Farolito Walk Christmas Eve. Winter Spanish Market 505-982-2226 Christmas at the Palace. 505-476-5100 Farolitos on the Plaza. 800-777-2489

this page, top: Native Americans present their crafts on the portico of the Governor’s Palace, the oldest public building in the U.S. this page, bottom: The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi anchors the downtown plaza area of Santa Fe.


SANTA FE’S OLDEST RESTAURANT SINCE 1905 Located on the historic Santa Fe Plaza you won’t find a better view or atmosphere while you enjoy an authentic New Mexican experience. A favorite among locals and visitors alike, everyone finds what they’re looking for at the Plaza Café!

Breakfast lunch and dinner everyday. 54 Lincoln Avenue. Santa Fe, NM 505-982-1664 santafeplazacafe.com


DINING the Culinary scene in

SANTA FE Osteria D'assisi stands out as an authentic Italian restaurant in Santa Fe assuring us all that Italy never feels too far away. Settled in a historic home in the Santa Fe plaza, the Osteria d’ Assisi dining experience is an invitation to an Italian chef’s home. 58 South Federal Place Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.986.5858 osteriadassisi.com

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Pizzeria Da Lino Just a block from the Santa Fe Plaza behind the Eldorado Hotel and close to the O'Keeffe Museum, Pizzeria Da Lino also offers pasta, salads, and house-made gelato in a charming old-world atmosphere that is both European and yet distinctly Santa Fe. 204 North Guadalupe St Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.982.8474 pizzeriadalino.com


One Award Winning Chef

TWO RESTAURANTS The Compound Restaurant

Zacatecas Tacos + Tequila

A Santa Fe Landmark on Canyon Road

An authentic Mexican Taqueria in Nob Hill, Albuquerque

The Compound Restaurant features seasonal contemporary American cuisine with impeccable service in an historic adobe building designed by Alexander Girard. Offering an extensive list of world class wine, a full bar, picturesque garden patios, elegant dining spaces and private dining rooms for special events, The Compound Restaurant is a destination for a memorable Santa Fe experience.

Chef Kiffin’s latest culinary concept, Zacatecas, is named for a region in central Mexico known for its classic, cross cultural blend of foods and recipes. Zacatecas offers a selection of Mexican specialties with fresh, organic ingredients and a Margarita bar featuring Tequilas, Mezcal, and beer exclusively from Mexico.

Classic lunch menu items include Jumbo Crab and Lobster Salad, The Compound's House Cured Pastrami Sandwich, and Chicken Schnitzel. Classic dinner features include Sweetbreads & Foie Gras, Tuna Tartare topped with Osetra Caviar and Preserved Lemon, Buttermilk Roast Chicken with Foie Gras Pan Gravy, and Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Cèpe O’Brian Potatoes and Foie Gras Hollandaise.

Zacatecas offers all day dining daily. Lunch and dinner menus include gourmet Mexican tacos served on warm Corn Tortillas, Tortas (sandwiches), Antojitos (appetizers), Postres (pastries), and classic Mexican main course dishes. Zacatecas also offers a bar menu featuring Signature Cocktails, South of the Border Specialties, Build-Your-Own Margaritas, and an extensive selection of Tequila and Mezcal to compliment your dining experience.

653 Canyon Road, Santa Fe

3423 Central Avenue (Amherst & Central Avenues)

505.982.4353

505.255.TACO (8226)

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www.zacatecastacos.com

“The Compound Restaurant’s contemporary American cuisine is derived from Santa Fe’s rich heritage of regional and Mediterranean influences. Zacatecas is an extension of culinary traditions from central Mexico. Offering something authentic and new has always been my vision.” — Chef Mark Kiffin, James Beard Award Best Chef of the Southwest


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beers are more ingredient intensive and a lot of high quality ingredients are used.” Touting a classic brew-pub fare and large patios, the brewery’s signature dish is Fish & Chips. The Buffalo Burgers are made with locally-raised animals fattened with grains from the brewing process. Well known for its Alien Amber, Sierra Blanca and Rio Grande Brewing Company in Moriarty utilizes a water treatment system that standardizes the quality of water for its local recipes and duplicates the European brewing waters used in its foreign recipes. Its gold medal Pancho Verde Chile Cerveza earned a 90 rating against all national flavored beers in Draft Magazine. Brewery personnel roast thousands of pounds of green chile peppers and steep them in fermented beer – tasting the brew until achieving perfection. The beers are featured at Albuquerque restaurants including ABQ Brew Pubs and the Rio Grande Brew Pub & Grill. The full menus include award-winning Green Chile Cheese Burgers and a popular Green Chile Mac & Cheese. A newcomer to the Santa Fe scene is Duel Brewing Company. Based on Belgian-style processes, the ales are full bodied and unfiltered. The flagship of its five labels is Titian Ale. Others range from the lighter Bruegel Ale to a 17-percent oldale style product. “We believe that a glass of beer should be an experience for the senses,” state artist/brew masters Ed Sarkis and Trent Edwards. “Our standards are high and like our artwork the beer we brew has to stand up to international standards.” New Mexico Brewers Guild “Beer Ambassador” Christopher Goblet states, “New Mexico’s gifted brewers churn out amazing beers, distinct flavors and barrelaged brilliance. As the nation’s ‘Frontier of Beer,’ our brewers are pushing the boundaries of craft brewing and consumers are the big winners.”

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North-Central New Mexico can be characterized by its world-renowned art markets, challenging ski slopes and white water rafting, unique natural hot mineral waters and quite possibly the best shopping in the universe. The mingling of cultures with vastly different objectives has proven to be one of the region’s strengths. Native American Pueblo populations have preserved their thousand-year-old ancestral drumbeat while forging ahead with twenty-first century economic interaction. Isolated 400-year-old Spanish villages have embraced the influx of America’s top scientific minds. Through its fascinating and often tumultuous history, prairie schooners, railroads and airplanes have allowed the region to keep pace with the nation while opening passages to its endless treasures. It’s the brilliant sunlight and the bluest of skies, however, jagged peaks and ski slopes, rivers tumbling through deep, narrow gorges and colorful sandstone bluffs that continue to attract creative minds and adventurous souls. From the carving of ancient petroglyphs through modern graphic manipulation, the artistic spirit that lightly touches every facet of this land of deep spiritual enchantment captivates visitors from every walk of life. Discover your artistic niche or experience your extreme physical challenge, hand in hand with Mother Nature herself…or just sit back and absorb the exhilarating beauty of New Mexico’s northern mountains.


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Mineral Springs Resort & Spa eemed sacred by Native Americans of Northern New Mexico, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa has been a source of healing for body, mind and spirit for thousands of years. Ojo is one of the nation’s oldest natural health resorts and is the world’s only known hot springs with a combination of four unique, sulfur-free, mineral waters including iron, arsenic, lithia and soda. Enchanting accommodations, a full-service spa, an award-winning chef, daily yoga and 1,100 acres of hiking and mountain biking trails make Ojo Caliente a true health and wellness destination. In recent years, Ojo has enjoyed a stunning series of renovations and enhancements including a new reception building, expanded spa, twelve new Pueblo and Cliffside suites, six of which have private outdoor soaking tubs, plus a cozy Wine Bar and Lounge adjacent to the upgraded Artesian Restaurant. There are eleven newly built Plaza Suites in addition to the eight renovated North Cottages, plus the enhanced Historic

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ATTRACTIONS Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa Suites, cottages, hotel, private homes, full-service spa, restaurant, gift shop, wine bar and lounge, yoga, hiking & biking trails.. The Artesian Restaurant. Serving wine and beer. Menu items to include: Grilled Artichoke, Cowboy Caesar Salad, Chile Seared Sea Scallops, lamb, ribeye, housemade pasta and many southwestern favorites. Wine Bar menu includes Green Chile Fries, Homemade New Mexican Pizzas and Angus, Buffalo and Vegetarian Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries. Don't miss the Mango Trés Leches and Chocolate Cigar desserts! Full-service Spa. Offers a wide array of soothing and restorative therapies including nurturing massage and rejuvenating face and body treatments.

Ojo Caliente is located 24 miles north of Española on US285, featuring centuries old hot springs flowing from four distinct mineral sources.

TOUR From Ojo Caliente, take US285 south and go west on US84 to Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch or east on US84 to return south through Espanola to Santa Fe. To Taos, travel 37 miles northeast on NM 567 through Carson to the paved West Rim Road to US 64, crossing the stunning Rio Grande Gorge Bridge to Paseo del Pueblo Norte and head south into town.

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Hotel and two private homes: Casa de Ojo House and The Adobe House. But it is the legendary waters that truly make Ojo Caliente unique and are considered to be beneficial for a number of health conditions. There are eleven meticulously maintained geothermal mineral pools, including three secluded, private outdoor pools with kiva fireplaces and a seasonal mud pool. The new, private Kiva Pool is centered in the courtyard between the suites and is available exclusively for guests lodging in these rooms. The rejuvenating full-service spa offers a wide array of Native American- and East Indian-inspired therapies including Earth Keeper’s Hot Stone Massage, and Native American Blue Corn and Prickly Pear Salt Scrub that incorporate locally harvested wild crafted herbs and oils. Ojo Caliente which means, “hot eye” was named by Spanish explorers while searching for the Fountain of Youth in the 1500s, noting that the local Native American inhabitants believed the waters “were given to them by their gods.” Lodging rates include entry to all mineral pools every day during your visit including the day you arrive and depart. Ojo Caliente is located just one hour from Taos and Santa Fe.

opposite, from top left: Eleven pools are fed by natural, sulfur-free hot springs supplying four distinct mineral waters. The Cliffside Suites have a private back patio with outdoor soaking tub facing the cliffs. The Artesian Restaurant provides a casual dining experience and charming atmosphere. The detoxifying Mud Pool (open seasonally, May - October) is a popular guest favorite. inset: Iron from this sandbottom pool is believed to be beneficial to the blood and immune system. above: Stunning evening soaks under star-filled skies in the Cliffside Pools. Photos courtesy Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa.

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300 Santa Fe County Road 98, Chimayo, New Mexico 87522 505.984.2100 ranchodechimayo.com

ATTRACTIONS Rancho de Chimayó Hacienda Rancho de Chimayó Hacienda is a restored, century-old adobe country inn with seven lovely guest rooms that open onto an enclosed garden. Each room is appointed with “turn of the century” antiques, private bath, quiet sitting area and cozy fireplace. HACIENDA RESERVATIONS: 505-351-2222 or 888-270-2320 LOCATION: Located on Santa Fe County Road 98 #300 on the scenic “High Road to Taos” MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 11 Chimayó, NM 87522

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Rancho de Chimayó Restaurante This family-owned restaurant is a treasured part of New Mexico’s history and heritage. A timeless tradition, serving world-renowned native New Mexican cuisine in an exceptional setting since 1965. Open 7 days May thru October; 6 days November to April, closed Mondays.


Taos

Ageless Beauty & Mystique The mysticism of Taos, a centuries old melding pot of cultural development, natural beauty and brilliant sunshine, has captivated America’s artists, writers, historians and anyone else who simply want to experience the essence of New Mexico’s enchanted spirit. The multistoried structures of Taos Pueblo, occupied for a millennium, the bold adobe walls of St. Francis de Asis church and the stark contrasts created by the river and its gorge fill portfolios and manuscripts with the jewels of this high desert destination. Cradled by the rugged peaks of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, Taos has become a major hub for both the arts and the ultimate in outdoor experiences. Streets lined with galleries, shops, quaint coffee houses and historic hotels touch the creative spirit within each of us. Huge cottonwood trees, seasonal flowers and crackling fireplaces warm the atmosphere of this high altitude plateau year round. An impressive collection of museums showcase the region’s diverse cultures and multifaceted talent pool. For winter sports, the region includes the adrenaline-charged slopes of Taos Ski Valley, the family-oriented slopes at Red River, Sipapu and Angel Fire and ice fishing at Eagle Nest Lake. High speed lifts, snowmobiles and hot air balloons round out this plein air sketch of a perfect winter getaway.

TAOS CHAMBER EVENTS January Winter Wine Festival April Taos Home & Garden Expo May Taos Spring Arts Celebration Taos Spring Arts & Crafts Fair June Taos Solar Music Festival

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July Fiesta de Santa Ana y Santiago Taos Pueblo Pow Wow August Autumn Run Classic Car Show Taos County Fair September Fall Arts Festival Fall Arts & Crafts Fair October Taos Storytelling Festival Taos Mountain Balloon Rally November Yuletide in Taos Arts & Crafts Fair December Festival of Trees Lighting of Ledoux Christmas Eve at Taos Pueblo

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Summer activities are no less challenging. White water rafting, fly fishing, hiking, biking, horseback and llama treks, and yes, lifts are still running and the nightlife steaming. Live music, excellent food, wine, a round of Las Vegas style gambling and a hot rock massage provide an incredible diversion to sore muscles from the day’s activities.

Retreat style lodging inspires the human spirit… Georgia O’Keeffe stayed here, as well as many other notables, such as, D.H. Lawrence, Ansel Adams, Martha Graham and Carl Jung.

opposite: The Rio Grande cuts a 600-foot gorge through the volcanic flats below New Mexico’s tallest peaks near Taos. above: Taos Pueblo has been occupied continuously for a thousand years.

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RIO GRANDE GORGE HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHTS Taos, New Mexico Pueblo Balloon Company 575-751-9877 • www.puebloballoon.com

ATTRACTIONS Gov. Bent House & Museum. 117A Bent St. Home of first territorial governor. Old family furnishings and frontier artifacts on display. 505-758-2376. Millicent Rogers Museum. 1504 Millicent Rogers Rd. New Mexico art, history and cultural exhibits. 505-758-2462. www.millicentrogers.org Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. 11 miles northwest of Taos. 650 feet above the Rio Grande River. Taos Pueblo. Designated as a World Heritage Site. 505-758-1028. www.taospueblo.com Taos Ski Valley. Ski school rated No.1. Vast system of trails for beginning, intermediate and expert skiers. 505-776-229l. www.skitaos.org

LOCATION Taos is located at the junction of US64, NM68 and NM522 between New Mexico’s highest peaks and deepest gorge.

MORE INFORMATION Town of Taos (877) 587-9018 www.taosguide5.com Taos Chamber of Commerce (575) 751-8800 www.taoschamber.com Taos Convention Center (800) 323-6338 www.taosconventioncenter.com

240 Morada Lane • Taos, New Mexico 87571

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Doc Martin's Restaurant at the Historic TAOS INN Doc Martin's Restaurant is an acclaimed dining establishment located in a registered historic landmark. Doc's is a true Taos tradition, earning multiple awards for over 20 consecutive years accompanied by the fabulous Regional New American fare served. Many guests enjoy Doc's Sunday Brunch special event and holiday menus. Occasions such as wine dinners, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and Mother's Day are not to be missed. 125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, New Mexico 87571 575.758.1977 docmartinsrestaurant.com

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Northwest New Mexico encompasses the largest market for Native American arts and crafts in the world. Successive generations of talented tribal artisans from the Navajo Nation and the pueblos of Zuni, Acoma and Laguna produce the highest quality handmade blankets, jewelry and pottery to be found anywhere. The previous inhabitants of the area were the ancient Anazasi, ancestors of the Pueblo people, who left behind impressive ruins at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument in New Mexico, Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado and Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Arizona. The geologic diversity of the terrain has given rise to major recreational opportunities including trophy fishing, rock climbing, mountain biking and hot-air ballooning. Segments of Historic Route 66 pass through the pueblos of Acoma and Laguna and form the main streets of Gallup and Grants. Scenic Route 53 accesses El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments and the Pueblo of Zuni.

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Dawn ‘til Dusk Mountain Bike Race. Twelve hour endurance race on Gallup’s High Desert Trail System course. 505863-7283 www.dawntilduskrace.com United States Team Roping Championship USTRC Red Rock Park Classic. 505-879-6181 Annual Lions Club Rodeo at Red Rock Park Arena. 505-722-2228 www.galluplions.org Wrangler Junior High Finals Rodeo at Red Rock Park Arena. 505-722-2228 Wrangler Junior High Finals Rodeo at Red Rock Park Arena. 505-722-2228 16th Annual “Wild Thing” Championship Bull Riding at Red Rock Park Arena. 505-722-3839 United States Team Roping Championship USTRC Turquoise Classic. 505-879-6181 Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial at Red Rock Park and various other Gallup venues. 505-863-3896 www.gallupintertribal.com Rehobeth McKinley County Christian Health Care Services Charity Invitational XIII Golf Tournament fund raiser. 505-863-7283 Annual Navajo Nation Fair. 928-871-6478 www.navajonationfair.com Squash Blossom Classic Mountain Bike Race. 505- 979-2402 Annual Shiprock Navajo Fair. 928-871-5801 29th Annual Red Rock Balloon Rally at Red Rock Park. First weekend in December. 505-863-0262 www.redrockballoonrally.com Southwest Indian Foundation and “Reunion of the Masters, Art of the People” award scholarships to student artists in the region through the Children’s Art Scholarship Program. Held the first weekend in December. Hands-on workshops held by the artists on Thursday and Friday. Scholarship winners announced on Sat. 505-722-3730 www.nps.gov/hutr/ www.southwestindian.com Ongoing events Arts Crawl. Local artists featured in downtown galleries and businesses monthly on the second Saturday of the month. 505-722-2228 Crownpoint Rug Auction. Typically held on the second Friday of each month. Viewing of rugs starts at 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Auction begins at 7:00 pm. Crownpoint Rug Weavers Association 505-786-5302 or 505-786-7386 www.crownpointrugauction.com Nightly Indian Dances and Native American vendors at 7:00 pm at the Courthouse Square. Memorial Day through Labor Day. 505-722-2228

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Located on the Arizona border between the Navajo Nation and the Pueblo of Zuni, Gallup is truly the Hub of Indian Country. It is the driving force of Native American markets, commanding attention internationally as the foremost outlet for quality handcrafted jewelry, pottery and blankets. The intriguing handiwork of Mother Nature is also abundant in the region with the colorful bluffs of Red Rock State Park, and the nearby formations of El Morro, El Malpais, Window Rock and Shiprock. Major ruins of the Anasazi Culture dot the region, including Chaco Culture National Historic Park, a World Heritage Site. A multicultural community, Gallup’s downtown and parks are enriched with sculpture and murals and it has preserved its local WPA era artwork. Gallup is the location for the annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial.

above: 1950 Spider Web Turquoise and Silver Squash Necklace. Courtesy of Richardson's Trading Co. opposite: A Plains Indian competes at the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial.

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The Western Refining Red Rock Balloon Rally has been held annually in Gallup, NM since 1981. This three-day event taking place the first weekend in December features a Friday lift off from both the Red Rock State Park and Fox Run Golf Course on Friday morning. A Glow in the Rocks and Indian dances will be held that night at the park. Dawn patrols and Mass Ascensions at the park will take place both Saturday and Sunday. You won’t want to miss the Downtown Christmas Parade on Saturday afternoon during the rally and Balloominaria at Rio West Mall and Castle Furniture that evening.

above: Gallup hosts many annual Rodeos from May to September. Great entertainment - mark your calendars. left: Gallup now has the best mountain biking trails and events in New Mexico. Something for everyone. opposite, top: A woman stops with her two dogs at an overlook in the Zuni Mountains of Western New Mexico. Great areas for year round Hiking. opposite, top right: The official "Kashari" hot air balloon rises above the beautiful Red Rocks during the Red Rock Balloon Rally held each year in December. opposite, right: City owned Rock Climbing Park, west of Gallup is a favorite among locals and tourists alike.


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ATTRACTIONS Chaco Culture National Historical Park a World Heritage Site features a nine mile loop that accesses five different Chacoan sites. Canyon de Chelly National Monument ancient ruins loom silently among the sheer red sandstone cliffs. El Morro and Inscription Rock contains over 2,000 historic petroglyphs and inscriptions carved into the rock. Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site sells old and new Native American art and is host to two auctions each year. www.nps.gov/hutr Outdoor Murals portraying the area’s rich history and diverse cultures turn the downtown district into a museum of art. Pueblo of Zuni known for its craftmanship and skilled artisans is considered to be the most traditional and largest of the 19 New Mexico pueblos. 575-782-5531 www.zunitourism.com Window Rock the ceremonial center of the earth for the Navajo people and capitol of the Navajo Nation.

LOCATION Gallup is located at the junction of I-40, US 666 and NM 602, in the heart of Indian Country, 138 miles west of Albuquerque and 31 miles north of Zuni.

MORE INFORMATION Gallup Visitors and Information Center (800) 242-4282 www.gallupnm.org Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce (505) 722-2228 (800) 380-4989

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Mountain Biking continues to be a popular sport in the Gallup area. Loops on three successive mesas in the High Desert Trail System provide and increase in technical difficulty of terrain. All are well marked. East of Gallup in the McGaffey Recreation area of the Zuni Mountains, the Hilso Trail Head on NM 400 is the start of about 26 miles of designated and marked mountain biking and hiking trails. There are also miles of traditional trails. Farther into the Zuni Mountains is the Twin Springs area, a collection of primitive singletracks, logging railroad corridors and two-track forest roads. They are unimproved and without signs. The McGaffey and Twin Springs trails are normally closed from December until mid-April. For those with a little less agility, but an equal amount of stamina, browsing the galleries and Indian pawn companies of Gallup and locating the numerous murals around the city can also be considered an exciting and challenging adventure.


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Since the 1880s, in addition to being regional social centers and grocery stores for Native American families, trading posts have evolved into marketing firms, quality assurance regulators and financial institutions for Native American products. While making Native American arts and crafts available world wide through international markets and standardized business practices, traders were able to ensure that Native American artists and craftspeople received a fair wholesale price for their products. To do so, however, the artisans often needed financial help to purchase the expensive materials for their handmade products. Traders have used cash advances and short-term loans to keep the artisans in production, while accepting handmade items, called pawn, as collateral for the loans. The items were returned upon repayment of the loan. The pawn system was self-regulating throughout the system’s history, allowing successive family generations of both traders and artisans to continue doing business with each other in an atmosphere of mutual trust. Even though most pawn is returned, over a century’s worth of accumulation makes pawn vaults excellent sources of reasonably priced, top quality handmade items. above: Traders Bill Malone and Ellis Tanner examine a Navajo Concho Belt in the store's Pawn Vault.

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New Mexico’s Premier Balloon Event Since 1981

November 30th, December 1st & December 2nd, 2012

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Wholesale and Retail Southwest Jewelry Rugs ¥ Baskets • Kachinas 14k Gold and Diamonds 612 WestWilson Gallup, New Mexico 87301

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Native American Art While the vast majority of merchants dealing in Native American goods are scrupulously honest, consumers should be aware that a world market in fraudulent imitations does exist. Genuine Native American-made arts and crafts are objects of intrinsic value and enduring beauty that can be collected and treasured over generations. In order to maximize the enjoyment of owning such items, it is well worth the effort for casual purchasers as well as serious collectors to become knowledgeable shoppers. In the U.S., the penalties are stiff for illegally labeling imitations as genuine products, including possible prison time for individual first offenders and up to $1 million for businesses – but the practice continues. The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, a truth-in-advertising law, prohibits misrepresentation in the marketing of counterfeit Native American products within this country. An item is only considered genuine if one or more Native Americans have done all the work involved in creating it. It is not illegal, of course, to sell products from other countries as long as they are not labeled Native American. For more than a century the world has relied on Gallup area’s traders to provide the best in genuine artistry and craftsmanship by tribal artisans of the Southwest. The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) of the U.S. Department of the Interior supports Native American economic development and provides a number for reporting violations: Call (888) ARTFAKE or visit: http://www.iacb.doi.gov. BUYER’S GUIDE FOR PURCHASING

505.870.1124 www.lightlanguaguagestudio.com email: lightlanguagestudio@q.com

NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS AND CRAFTS Ask the following questions when making a purchase: Materials: Of what is the item made? If there are stone settings, are they natural, stabilized, reconstituted or man-made? Technique: Was the piece completely handmade, or was it made with manufactured components or processes? For example, if pottery, is it hand coiled, wheel thrown or poured greenware? Is it fired outdoors or in a kiln? Artisan: What is his/her name? What is the tribal affiliation? If the item is marketed only as “Zuni” or “Navajo” jewelry, be sure it is made by an individual who is a member or certified Native American artisan of the Zuni Pueblo or Navajo Nation. Is there any additional information on the artist’s career, awards, etc. which can be included with the purchase? Reprinted with the permission of the Indian Arts & Crafts Association (IACA). iaca.com

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El Rancho Hotel is a member of The National Historic Places and is the most enchanting hotel in the Southwest.

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ne can feel the authentic charm when walking into the Historic El Rancho Hotel. It was home away from home for many Movie Stars from the 30's, 40's, and 50's. Hallelujah Trail was the last " true Western" filmed in the area in the 60's. Western Movie buffs come from all over to dine, drink, shop and stay a night or two where stars such as John Wayne and Errol Flynn once did. Since 1937 (75 years ago) El Rancho Hotel has had several owners. The Ortega family purchased the Historic Hotel at an auction held in the lobby in 1988 and continue its operation today. Accommodations include: A South-Western style Restaurant. Ribeye steak dinner, grilled Sirloin Beef and Chicken Fajitas and locally grown chile enchiladas are among the favorites. Try a top shelf tequila w/ cointreau and freshly squeezed lemon juice for a wonderful Margarita in the 49er Lounge (Esquire Magazine rated best USA Bars 2011). Breakfast includes a variety of freshly made pancakes, omelettes and biscuits. Breakfast served with Navajo tea will leave you satisfied and relaxed. Lunchtime features spicy New Mexican food or try a Ronald Reagan Burger or a lighter Lucille Ball with a smaller patty and plenty of seasonal assorted fresh fruit. No fancy smancy desserts here. The all American apple pie has “lots of apples” and are usually baked daily. Carrot cake is moist and rich and N.Y. cheese cake is great topped with strawberries. There's only three desserts, but they're always fresh. Lattes, espressos and Cappuccinos are also available. The Giftshop features beautiful Sterling and Turquoise jewelry and other works from local Artisans. Price and quality comparisons with other Gallup Trading Posts are encouraged. Hotel rooms are nicely decorated and checked for cleanliness daily. The bathrooms were smaller years ago, and remain so. But soak as long as you like in the big cast iron tub. Hotel beds are comfy and will leave you refreshed. Before leaving, tour the Western Movie Gallery and don't forget the camera!


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Keshshi! “Welcome!”

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If indeed New Mexico is enchanted, it is due in large part to its Pueblo Indian inhabitants. The most traditional of these groups, due in part to its relative isolation, is the Zuni. The largest of New Mexico’s 19 pueblos, the Pueblo of Zuni covers over 700 square miles. The town of Zuni, or Halona Idiwan’a, is the pueblo’s ceremonial and government center, as well as the best place to purchase the incredible crafts of Zuni artisans. Truly an “artist colony,” roughly 80 percent of the Zuni workforce is involved in making art. The intricate Zuni inlay silverwork and stone “fetish” carvings are unmatched. Its pottery is distinctive and the quality unsurpassed. A number of tours are possible in Zuni and the surrounding pueblo and can be coordinated through the Zuni Visitor Center. The heart of Zuni can be experienced on the “Middle Village” (Halona Idiwan'a) Walking Tour that winds through the tribe’s historic residential community and cultural center. The Old Zuni Mission Tour highlights Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe mission – ca. 1630 and its acclaimed larger than life murals of Zuni ceremonial figures. The tribe’s culture is represented in the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center featuring an exhibit of the ancestral village of Hawikku. Archaeological tours of the actual ruins of Hawikku, the place of first European contact in the Southwest, are also possible. Touring the Village of the Great Kivas, a Chacoan outlier with nearby rock art, is an option. Visitors should absolutely consider the Zuni Artist Workshop Tour to gain exclusive access to some of Zuni's finest


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artists and learn about traditional Zuni arts from an expert. Use common sense etiquette when visiting any of New Mexico’s pueblos or reservations. They are sovereign, self-governed nations with rules and laws that must be followed. Information obtained at the Visitor Center will guide you toward a safe and exciting Zuni experience.

ATTRACTIONS Old Zuni Mission. Originally constructed in 1629, the Spanish mission architecture now includes murals of Zuni Kachina figures. Halona Plaza & The Inn at Halona. The former 1866 trading post provides fresh products, supplies and a deli. The adjoining, lively Bed & Breakfast features a lot of examples of Zuni arts, and modern conveniences. (800) 752-3278 www.halona.com A:Shiwi A:Wan Museum & Heritage Center Displayed are artifacts from a 1916 Zuni excavation and a visual representation of the ancestral village. (505) 782-4403. Joe Milo’s Whitewater Trading Co.. Located seventeen miles south of Gallup, the old trading post offers Zuni, Navajo and Hopi arts and crafts. 1(888) JOE MILO www.joemilo.com

EVENTS May Aug

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Zuni MainStreet Festival (505) 782-7238 Zuni Community Arts Expo. (505) 350-7867 49th Annual Zuni McKinley County Fair. 800-748-2142 Zuni Ancient Way Fall Festival & Arts Market. (505) 782-7238 Zuni Christmas Lights Parade. (505) 782-7238 Holiday Arts Market. (505) 782-7238

For business or pleasure. Uniquely molted in the heart of Zuni Pueblo. 8 Guests Rooms, beautiful Patios for lounging and outdoor events. Meeting/Conference/Reception/Retreat facilities & full Catering Services. Listed in all major Travel Guide Books

LOCATION Zuni Pueblo is located on Scenic NM53, 37 miles south of Gallup, 77 miles southwest of Grants, 155 miles west of Albuquerque.

MORE INFORMATION Zuni Visitor Center (505) 782-7238 www.zunitourism.com Museum & Heritage Center (505) 782-4403

and recommended by Guests on Trip Advisor. 23 Pia Mesa Road • Zuni, New Mexico 87327 Phone: 505-782-4547 • Fax: 505-782-2155 • email: contact@halona.com

800-752-3278 • www.halona.com

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Zuni MainStreet Written and photographed by Tom Kennedy Welcome to MainStreet Zuni Pueblo – the first Native American MainStreet in the country! This otherwise traditional Pueblo community in northwest New Mexico (37 miles south of Gallup) has embraced economic development as one of the twentythree State MainStreet sites. What better way to capitalize upon N.M. Highway 53 that literally bisects the community! The critical question—and often suspicion—that inevitably arises from this conservative community concerns the potential impacts on the year-round religious activities. Will increased outsider traffic adversely interfere with age-old traditional practices that resulted from the tribe’s historical remoteness? The short answer is that this community-based effort can and will always ensure that adequate means exist to mitigate adverse intrusions into the cultural life of the community. The more complicated larger point is that many unknowns will always exist in Zuni’s relationships—direct or via the Internet—with the larger world. As we move forward on our Zuni MainStreet—and tourism efforts as well—this consideration remains our constant concern. For the immediate future, our Zuni MainStreet offers long-overdue support for our existing and emerging arts and service-oriented businesses. As these become established and generate revenue, incomes rise, quality of life improves and the whole Zuni community benefits. Under the watchful direction of our local Steering Committee and of tribal leadership, these changes will be carefully considered and by necessity, incremental. Zuni Pueblo has the exciting and in many ways unique potential for great things done in culturally appropriate ways to result from this grassroots effort. One thing is for certain: the eyes of MainStreets and potential Native sites across the country will soon be watching our progress and outcome. Stay-tuned for more late-breaking developments from Zuni MainStreet! For more information: 505-782-7238 top: Traditional Zuni Dancers perform in front of the Visitor's Center on Zuni MainStreet. 46

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This is a must stop enroute to the majestic Zuni Pueblo and El Morro National Monument!

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Index of Advertisers Accommodations Bear Creek Motel & Cabins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.bearcreekcabins.com . . . . . . .18,OW19 Casa Adobe Guesthouse . . . www.casaadobe.net . .18,OW22 Casitas de Gila Guesthouses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.casitasdegila.com . . . . . . 12,18,OW17 Elephant Butte Inn & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.elephantbutteinn.com . . . . . . .18,OW13 Faywood Hot Springs . . . . . www.faywood.com . .18,OW19 Gallup Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.gallupinn.com . . . . .18,42 Holiday Inn-Deming . . . . . . www.holidayinn.com .18,OW24 Holiday Inn Express-Silver City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.hiexpress.com/silvercitynm OW16 Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town . . . www.hotelabq.com . .18,2 Hotel Chimayó de Santa Fe . www.hotelchimayo.com . .18,2 Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces . . www.hotelencanto.com . .18,2 Mandala Center . . . . . . . www.mandalacenter.org . . .18,25 Mountain Valley Lodge & RV Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.mountainvalleylodgesite.com . . . . . . .OW22 Nativo Lodge . . . . . . . . . . www.nativolodge.com . . . . .18,2 Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ojospa.com . . . . .18,27 Painted Pony Resort . . www.PaintedPonyResort.com .OW22 Ramada Palms Hotel & CC . ramadalascruces.com. .18,OW27 The Lodge at Santa Fe . . www.lodgeatsantafe.com . . . .18,2 Whitewater Motel . www.whitewatermotel.com . . . . . .OW12 Accommodations - Historic El Rancho Hotel . . . . . . . www.elranchohotel.com . . .18,43 Historic Taos Inn . . . . . . . . . www.taosinn.com . . . . .18,33 Hotel St. Francis . . . . . . . www.hotelstfrancis.com . . . .18,2 Inn at Halona . . . . . . . . . . . www.halona.com . . . . . .18,45 Mabel Dodge Luhan House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.mabeldodgeluhan.com . . . . . . . . .18,31 Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ojospa.com . . . . . . . . . . . . .18,27 Palace Hotel . . . . www.silvercitypalacehotel.com . . . .OW16 Rancho de Chimayo Hacienda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ranchodechimayo.com . . . . . . . . .18,28 Airports El Paso Int’l. Airport . . . . . www.flyelpaso.com . . . .18,OW29 Art Galleries Beeman Design . . . . . . . . www.johnbeeman.com . . . . .1,10 Casitas de Gila Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.casitasdegila.com. . . . . .12,18,OW17 Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Special Exhibition Art Galleries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.indianpueblo.org . . . . . . .9 Mimbres Region Arts Council Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.mimbresarts.org . . . . .OW17 Poeh Cultural Center . . . . . www.poehcenter.com . . . . . . .29 Roger McKasson Studio & Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.rogermckasson.com . . . . . . . .12,OW22 The Torres Gallery . . . . . . www.torresgallery.com . . . . .3,10 Artist Aaron Anderson . . . . . . . . www.johnbeeman.com . . . .1, 10 Roger McKasson . . . . www.rogermckasson.com . .12,OW22 Robert Rivera . . . . . . . . . www.torresgallery.com . . . . .3,10 Attractions/Events A:Shiwi A:Wan Museum and Heritage Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.zunitourism.com . . . .11,45 Central Mining District . . www.silvercitytourism.org . .OW17 Chaco Canyon National Historical Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.thegallupchamber.com . . . .34 City of Rocks State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.southwestnewmexico.org . . . . . .C3,OW32 El Camino Real International Heritage Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.socorronm.gov . . . . . . . . . . . .OW11 Elephant Butte Lake State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.elephantbuttechamberofcomerce.com . . .OW13 Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial . . . www.theceremonial.com .5,11 Gallup Outdoor Murals . . . www.thegallupchamber.com . . . . .39 Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.southwestnewmexico.org . . . . . .C3,OW32 Gila National Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.southwestnewmexico.org . . . . . .C3,OW32 Great American Duck Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.demingduckrace.com . . . . . . . .OW25 Indian Pueblo Cultural Center . . . www.indianpueblo.org . .9 Mabel Dodge Luhan House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.mabeldodgeluhan.com . . . . . . . . . 18,31 Mandala Center . . . . . . . www.mandalacenter.org . . . . .25 Old Zuni MIssion . . . . . . . www.zunitourism.com . . . . . .45 Pancho Villa State Park . www.demingchamber.com . .OW25 48

Pueblo Balloon Company . . www.puebloballoon.com . . .31 Red Rock Balloon Rally . . www.redrockballoonrally.com . .41 Rockhound State Park . . www.demingchamber.com . .OW25 Shakespeare Ghost Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lordsburghidalgocounty.net . . . . . . . OW21 Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.southwestnewmexico.org . . . . . .C3,OW32 Very Large Array . . . . . . . . www.socorronm.gov . . . .OW11 Bar/Saloon/Lounge Adobe Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . www. taosinn.com . . . . . . .33 Azul Nightclub & Lounge . . . . www.hotelencanto.com . . . .2 El Rancho Hotel . . . . . . . www.elranchohotel.com . . . . .43 Gallup Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.gallupinn.com . . . . . . .42 Ivory Tusk Tavern & Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.elephantbutteinn.com . . . . . . . .18,OW13 Nativo Lobby Bar . . . . . . . . www.nativolodge.com . . . . . . . .2 QBar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.hotelabq.com . . . . . . . .2 Ramada Palms Hotel & CC . ramadalascruces.com. .18,OW27 Santa Fe Low 'n Slow Lowrider Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.hotelchimayo.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Secreto Bar & Loggia . . . www.hotelstfrancis.com . . . . . . .2 The Lodge at Santa Fe Hilltop Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lodgeatsantafe.com . . . . . .2 Tortilla Flats Bar & Grill . . . . www.flyelpaso.com . .18,OW29 Bed & Breakfast Casitas de Gila Guesthouses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.casitasdegila.com . . . . . . 12,18,OW17 Cimarron Rose . . . . . . . . www.cimarronrose.com . . . . . .46 Inn at Halona . . . . . . . . . . . www.halona.com . . . . . . . .45 Mabel Dodge Luhan House. . www.mabeldodgeluhan.com 18,31 Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ojospa.com . . . . .18,27 Rancho de Chimayo Hacienda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ranchodechimayo.com . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Breweries ABQ Brew Pub . . . . . . . . www.abqbrewpub.com . . . . . .23 Duel . . . . . . . . . . . www.duelbrewing.com . . . . . . . . . .22 New Mexico Brewers Guild . . . . . . www.nmbeer.org . . . .22 Rio Grande Brew Pub & Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.sierrablancabrewery.com . . . . . . . . . . .23 Santa Fe Brewing Co. Eldorado Taphouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.santafebrewing.com . . . . .21 Santa Fe Brewing Co. Tap Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.santafebrewing.com . . . . .21 Second Street Brewery . www.secondstreetbrewery.com . .21 Second Street Brewery Railyard Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.secondstreetbrewery.com . . . . . . . . . . .21 Sierra Blanca Brewery . . www.sierrablancabrewery.com . .23 Car Rental Ramada Palms Hotel & CC . ramadalascruces.com. .18,OW27 Carvings Zuni Craftsmen Cooperative . . . www.zunotourism.com . . .45 Cigar Shop Ramada Palms Hotel & CC . ramadalascruces.com. .18,OW27 Cities/Chambers City of Deming . . . . . . . www.demingchamber.com . .OW25 Elephant Butte Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.elephantbuttechamberofcommerce.com . .OW13 Gallup McKinley Chamber/CVB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.thegallupchamber.com . . . . . . . . . . . .C4 City of Socorro . . . . . . www.socorronm.gov . . . . . .OW11 Grant County Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.southwestnewmexico.org . . . . . C3,OW32 Lordsburg-Hidalgo Co.Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lordsburghidalgocounty.net . . . . . . . .OW21 Reserve Catron County Chamber. . catroncounty.org . . .OW12 Silver City Grant County Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.silvercitytourism.org. . . . . .OW15,OW17 Town of Rodeo . . . . www.rodeonenewmexico.com . . .OW22 Contractor Tres Amigos Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OW12 Convention & Meeting Centers Gallup Inn . . . . . . . . . www.gallupinn.com . . . . . . . . . . .42 Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town . . . www.hotelabq.com . . .2 Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces . . . www.hotelencanto.com . . .2 Hotel St. Francis . . . . . . . www.hotelstfrancis.com . . . . . . .2 Mabel Dodge Luhan House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.mabeldodgeluhan.com . . . . . . . . . 18,31 Ramada Palms Hotel & CC . ramadalascruces.com. .18,OW27 The Lodge at Santa Fe . . www.lodgeatsantafe.com . . . . . .2

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Entertainment Historic Taos Inn . . . . . . . . . www.taosinn.com . . . . . . .33 Mimbres Region Arts Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.mimbresarts.org . . . . . . . . . . .OW17 Gifts Casitas de Gila Guesthouses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.casitasdegila.com . . . . . .12,18,OW17 Ortega Gift Shop . . . . . . . www.elranchohotel.com . . . . .,43 Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ojospa.com . . . . . . .,27 Poeh Cultural Center . . . . . www.poehcenter.com . . . . . . .29 Shumakolowa . . . . . . . . . www.indianpueblo.org . . . . . . .9 Ramada Palms Hotel & CC . ramadalascruces.com. .18,OW27 Silver City Museum Store www.silvercitymuseum.org . .OW16 Super Salve . . . . . . . . . . . www.supersalve.com . . . .OW12 The Torres Gallery . . . . . . www.torresgallery.com . . . . .3,10 Golf Butterfield Trail . . . . . . www.butterfieldtrailgolf.com .OW29 Grocery Rodeo Grocery and Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.rodeonewmexico.com . . . . . . . . . .OW22 Home Health Services Angelwings Coordinated Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OW12 Jewelry Andy’s Trading Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Beeman Design . . . . . . . . www.johnbeeman.com . . . . .1,10 Casitas de Gila Guesthouses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.casitasdegila.com . . . . . . 12,18,OW17 El Rancho Hotel . . . . . . . www.elranchohotel.com . . . . .43 Ellis Tanner Trading Company . . . . www.etanner.com .12,40 Inn at Halona . . . . . . . . . . . www.halona.com . . . . . . . .45 Joe Milo’s White Water Trading Co. . www.joemilo.com . .13,47 Richardson’s Trading & Cash Pawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.richardsontrading.com ..C2,10 The Torres Gallery . . . . . . www.torresgallery.com . . . . .3,10 Zuni Craftsmen Cooperative . . . www.zunitourism.com . . .45 Museums Chiricahua Desert Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ChiricahuaDesert Musuum.com . . . .11,OW23 Deming Luna Mimbres Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.deminglunamimbresmuseum.com . . . . . .OW25 Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lordsburghidalgocounty.net . . . ,OW21 Mineralogical Museum . . . . www.socorronm.gov . . . .OW11 Museum of Pueblo History & Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.indianpueblo.org . . . . . . . .9 Poeh Cultural Center . . . . . www.poehcenter.com . . . . . . .29 Rex Museum . . . . . . . . www.thegallupchamber.com . . . .36 Silver City Museum . . . . www.silvercitymuseum.org .,OW16 TAOS Histori Museums. . www.taoshistoricmuseums.com . .13 Zuni Visitor and Arts Center . . . www.zunitourism.com 11,45 National Scenic Byways Geronimo Trails National Scenic Byway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.geronimotrail.com . . . . . . .OW13 Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.southwestnewmexico.org . . . . . C3,OW32 Outdoor Recreation Adventure Capital of New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.thegallupchamber.com . . . . . . . . . .40,C4 Red Rock Balloon Rally . . www.redrockballoonrally.com . .41 Rio Grand Gorge Hot Air Balloon Flights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.puebloballoon.com . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Photography Brian Leddy Photography . . www.brianleddy.com . . . .38-39 Light Language Studio . . www.lightlanguagestudio.com . . .39,42 Pottery Andy’s Trading Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 El Rancho Hotel . . . . . . . www.elranchohotel.com . . .13,43 Ellis Tanner Trading Company . . . www.etanner.com . .12,40 Joe Milo’s White Water Trading Co. . . www.joemilo.com .13,47 Richardson’s Trading & Cash Pawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.richardsontrading.com . . . . . . . . . .C2,10 Pueblo/Tribe Pueblo of Pojoaque . . . . . . www.poehcenter.com . . . .11,29 Pueblo of Zuni . . . . . . . www.zunitourism.com . . . . . .12,45 Real Estate/Developments Butterfield Trail . . . . . . www.butterfieldtrailgolf.com .OW29 Prudential Silver City Properties-Mimbres Branch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.southwestnewmexicorealestate.com . . .OW17 United Country Mimbres Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.mimbresrealty.com . . . . . . . . . .OW16

Restaurants Artisan Restaurant . . . . . . . . www.ojospa.com . . . . .18,27 Cafe Plazuela & Cantina . . . www.hotelabq.com . . . . . .18,2 Carlos & Mickey’s . . . . . . . www.flyelpaso.com . .18,OW29 Cristobal’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.hotelabq.com . . . . . .18,2 Diane’s Bakery & Deli . . www.dianesrestaurant.com .18,OW19 Diane’s Restaurant . . www.dianesrestaurant.com . .18,OW19 Doc Martin's . . . . . www.docmartinsrestaurant.com . .18,32 El Paso Vineyards . . . . . . www.flyelpaso.com . . .18,OW29 El Rancho Restaurant . . . www.elranchohotel.com 13,18,43 Gallup Inn Restaurants . . . . www.gallupinn.com . . . . .18,42 Gardunos Restaurant & Cantina . . www.hotelencanto.com .18,2 Ivory Tusk Tavern & Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.elephantbutteinn.com . . . . . . . .18,OW13 Lazy Lizard Bar & Grill . . . . www.holidayinn.com .18,OW24 Los Cuates New Mexican Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lodgeatsantafe.com . . . . . . . . . . .18,2 Osteria D’Assisi . . . . . . . . www.osteriadassisi.com . . . . . . .16,18 Pizzeria Da Lino . . . . . . . www.pizzeriadalino.com . . . . . . .16,18 Plaza Cafe . . . . . . . www.santafeplazacafe.com . . . .15,18 Pueblo Harvest Cafe & Bakery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.indianpueblo.org . . . . . . . . .9,18 Ramada Palms Hotel & CC . ramadalascruces.com. .18,OW27 Rancho de Chimayo . . . www.ranchodechimayo.com . .18,28 Rodeo Grocery and Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.rodeonewmexico.com . . . . . . . .18,OW22 Spirit Wind Café . . . . . . . . www.nativolodge.com . . . . .2,18 Tabla de Los Santos . . . . www.hotelstfrancis.com . . . .2,18 Tia’s Cocina . . . . . . . . www.hotelchimayo.com . . . . . .2,18 The Compound Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.thecompountrestaurant.com . . . . .17,18 The Plaza Cafe . . . . . . . www.santafeplazacafe.com . . . . . .15,18 Tanti Luce 221 . . . . . . . . www.tantiluce221.com . . . . . . .18,19 Tortilla Flats Bar & Grill . . . www.flyelpaso.com . . . . . .18,OW29 Vicki’s Eatery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18,OW17 Yankie Creek Coffee House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18,OW17 Zacatecas . . . . . . . . . www.zacatecastacos.com . . . . . . . . .17,18 Rugs & Weaving El Rancho Hotel . . . . . . . www.elranchohotel.com . . .13,43 Ellis Tanner Trading Company . . . . www.etanner.com .12,40 Joe Milo’s White Water Trading Co. . www.joemilo.com . .13,47 Richardson’s Trading & Cash Pawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.richardsontrading.com . . . . . . . . .C2,10 RV Parks & Camping Faywood Hot Springs . . . . . www.faywood.com . . . . .OW19 Mountain Valley Lodge & RV Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.MountainValleyLodgeSite.com . . . . . . .OW22 Red Rock Park . . . . . . . www.thegallupchamber.com . . . .39 Rusty’s RV Ranch . . . . . . www.rustysrvranch.com . . .OW22 Spas Faywood Hot Springs . . . . . www.faywood.com . . . . .OW19 Ivory Spa . . . . . www.elephantbutteinn.com . . . .18,OW13 Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ojospa.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .,27 Ramada Palms Hotel & CC . ramadalascruces.com. .18,OW27 Trading Company Andy’s Trading Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Ellis Tanner Trading Company . . . www.etanner.com . .12,40 Inn at Halona . . . . . . . . . . . www.halona.com . . . . . . . .45 Joe Milo’s White Water Trading Co. www.joemilo.com .13,47 Richardson’s Trading & Cash Pawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.richardsontrading.com . . . . . . . . . ..C2,10 Travel/Visitor Center Deming Visitor Center . . www.demingchamber.com . .OW25 Four Winds Travel Center . www.indianpueblo.org . . . . . . .9 Gallup Visitors and Information Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.thegallupchamber.com . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Silver City Visitor Center . www.silvercitytourism.org. . .OW15 Socorro Heritage & Visitor Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.socorronm.gov. . . . . . . . . . . .OW11 Zuni Visitor and Arts Center . . . www.zunitourism.com .11,45 Weddings Hotel Albuquerque . . . . . . . www.hotelabq.com . . . . . .2,18 Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces . . www.hotelencanto.com . .2,18 Hotel St. Francis . . . . . . . www.hotelstfrancis.com . . . .2,18 Mandala Center . . . . . . . www.mandalacenter.org . . . . .25 The Lodge at Santa Fe . . www.lodgeatsantafe.com . . . .2,18 Western Movie Gallery El Rancho Hotel . . . . . . . www.elranchohotel.com 13,18,43 Workshops Mandala Center . . . . . . . www.mandalacenter.org . . . . .25


Southwest New Mexico and El Paso Texas

EXPLORING THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF Today’s Old West

COMMUNITIES

RUGGED MOUNTAINS, FORTS & GHOST TOWNS, AND COLORFUL CHARACTERS OF THE Great

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SOUTHWEST COMMUNITIES

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United by the intrigue of old west lore, the communities of Old West Traveler have preserved their colorful past while developing their individual attractions and paths to the future. Enjoy the arts, shopping and cuisine of the Southwest.

A historic melding of international cultures provides a colorful flair to the visual and performing arts, architecture and cuisines of the region. OW30 EL PASO, TX

SOCORRO COUNTY

CATRON COUNTY

A renowned wildlife refuge, the center for deep-space eavesdropping and early Spanish missions are the area’s international magnets. OW8 SOCORRO

The convergence of three national forests provides a rugged mountain setting for pack trips, trout fishing and ghost town photography. OW20 RESERVE & GLENWOOD

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SIERRA COUNTY New Mexico’s premier water sports destination and the healing attributes of nature’s hot springs now compete for attention with Spaceport America. OW10 TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES OW13 ELEPHANT BUTTE

GRANT COUNT Y Vast tracts of wilderness forest, a mature arts community and historic mining operations are the forces that divert travelers away from the interstates. OW14 SILVER CITY OW16 HISTORIC DOWNTOWN OW17 TRAIL OF THE MOUNTAIN SPIRITS NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY OW18 MINING DISTRICT

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HIDALGO COUNTY Stagecoach dramas and mining town bad boys are well represented in a mix that includes remote mountain birding and visual arts. OW22 LORDSBURG OW24 BOOTHEEL COMMUNITIES

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Heroes, Villians & Outlaws Southwest New Mexico Regional Attractions Great Outdoors Historic Mining Towns Relics & Realism. Forts, Ghost Towns and Famous Buildings Birding Locations Old West Country Map

LUNA COUNTY Plentiful sunshine attracts the state’s largest wineries and renewable energy developers, but geodes and Pancho Villa draw the visitors. OW24 DEMING

DOÑA ANA COUNTY A center for business and technology development, the area also embraces its vibrant history, the arts, river enhancement and mountain recreation. OW28 LAS CRUCES & MESILLA

OUR COVER Stunning sunsets are a signature occurrence of the Southwest. This one emerged during a light drizzle on San Agustine Pass east of Las Cruces. A camera flash highlighted the state flower – the yucca. Photo by Joe Burgess

TRAVELER Old West Traveler is published annually by Zia Publishing Corp. 116 McKinney Road, P.O. Box 1248, Silver City, NM 88062, 575-3884444, info@ziapublishing.com, www.ziapublishing.com. President & Managing Director, Terri Menges Vice President & Photo Journalist, Joseph Burgess Staff Accountant, Arlyn Cooley Designers, Debra Sutton, Terri Menges Writing, Joseph Burgess except where noted. Photography, Joseph Burgess, except where noted. Contributing Photographers, Lynn Janes, LeAnne Knudsen, Keith LeMay, Luis Perez, Debra Sutton, Judy Wuthrich. Courtesy Photos, Susan LaFont, Sierra County Chamber of Commerce. Advertising Sales, LeAnne Knudsen Distribution, LeAnne Knudsen. Old West Traveler is a supplement to New Mexico Traveler and is manufactured and printed in the United States of America. ©Zia Publishing Corp., 2012. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without permission of the publisher is prohibited. All submissions of editorial or photography are only accepted without risk to the publisher for loss or damage. Every effort was made to ensure accuracy in the information provided. The publisher assumes no responsibility or liability for errors, changes or omissions.

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Facets of History &

JUST PLAIN FOLKS

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HEROES, VILLAINS

The names of Old West Country’s most famous 19th century historical figures are practically household words – Billy the Kid, Elfego Baca and Butch Cassidy are numbered among them. Billy grew up and was first jailed in Silver City. Butch Cassidy sometimes worked as a ranch hand near Glenwood under an assumed name. Elfego Baca shot it out with 80 Texas cowboys in what is now Reserve. Famous Native Americans of that era included Geronimo, Victorio, Mangas Coloradas and Cochise, all acknowledged for their military prowess. Pancho Villa, whose career began in Mexico in the late 1800s, invaded the United States at Columbus in 1916. Considering the tremendous scope of the region’s history, these figures might be viewed as people from modern times. Centuries before European explorers first reached the area, prehistoric Native American people lived in stone cities nestled in a place that would later become our nation’s first congressionally designated wilderness area. After the Spaniards arrived, mining activity increased and El Camino Real – the Royal Road – stretched north from Mexico City through Old West Country. Later, when Mexico gained autonomy, it retained Spain’s former interests in Southwest New Mexico. Eventually, a new sort of people began to appear here: trappers, prospectors and other explorers from the east. They were the forerunners of the westward expansion movement of the United States, which continues to this day. Such diverse echoes of the past are bound to resonate something of interest for every member of the family. Today the history of Old West Country is as nearby as a pleasant day trip to one of our many old forts, ghost towns and museums. above, from top: Present-day Catron County was a refuge to Butch Cassidy (upper inset) who occasionally worked as a ranch hand near Glenwood under an assumed name. Self-appointed lawman Elfego Baca (lower inset) survived a 33-hour gun battle with 80 opponents in Reserve. enlargement: A photo of Billy the Kid and a replica of his boyhood home in Silver City. right, from top: Billy the Kid was tried and sentenced to hang in Mesilla, today’s home of the William Bonney Gallery, but later escaped. The Buffalo Soldiers of Fort Craig in today’s Socorro County were never able to capture Victorio and his band of Warm Springs Apaches. Geronimo traversed the Black Range in what is now Sierra County, home of the Geronimo Springs Museum in Truth or Consequences. Mangas Coloradas was chief of the Mimbreno Chiricahuas when an influx of miners arrived in the Pinos Altos area of present-day Grant County in the 1850s. Luna County became internationally famous in 1916 after forces under Mexican revolutionary general Pancho Villa attacked Columbus and Camp Furlong, a nearby military base. Today, Pancho Villa State Park commemorates the event. right, Son-in-law of Mangas Coloradas, Cochise was a chief of the Chokoken Chiricahuas, who ranged through the rugged mountains and canyons of eastern Arizona and present-day Hidalgo County. SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO COMMUNITY

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DEMING, LAS CRUCES, LORDSBURG, TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES,

this page: Clean, dry air in the Southwest region and elevations ranging from 3700 feet above sea level to just under 11,000 contribute to brilliant “painter’s” sunlight and spectacular sunsets.

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The Southwest, as defined in Old West Traveler, is a rugged region packed full of history, beauty, wildlife, renewable energy and space age industry. From border cities and meandering rivers to pine covered wilderness peaks, the diverse area is crisscrossed with visitor opportunities that attract people from every segment of the population. Encompassing Southwest New Mexico and far west Texas, the region includes the mountain communities of Silver City, Glenwood and Reserve, the Interstate-25 communities of Socorro, Truth or Consequences and Elephant Butte, and the Interstate-10 communities of Lordsburg, Deming, Las Cruces and El Paso. Any of these locations can serve as your base for exploration – it’s just a matter of pinpointing the niche that best serves your vacation priorities. The articles that follow will help you make that determination. Or you can simply drive a loop that covers the entire region – that will be the most memorable trip of all.

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SILVER CITY, SOCORRO EL PASO, TX CATRON COUNTY

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BOSQUE DEL APACHE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Year-round birding. Visitor center, auto tour and hiking. 16 miles south of Socorro. 575-838-2120.

CITY OF ROCKS STATE PARK

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A city of giant monoliths protruding unexpectedly from the desert floor is located halfway between Silver City and Deming, 5 miles east of US180. The park has a visitor center, hiking trails, and a night sky observatory. Call for the observatory schedule. 575-536-2800.

ELEPHANT BUTTE LAKE STATE PARK New Mexico’s largest lake offers opportunities for boating, fishing, and swimming. Landlovers can find hiking trails, birding, and year-round events. History buffs will love the views of the 1916 dam and historic district at Dam Site Recreation Area. 575-744-5421.

FORT SELDEN An 1800s cavalry fort that was utilized by the Buffalo Soldiers. A year-round visitor center and living history demonstrations on weekends May through September. Nineteenth century military encampments second Saturdays monthly year-round. 575-526-8911

GILA CLIFF DWELLINGS NAT’L MON. Follow the “Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway” north from Silver City along NM15 or NM35 to the national monument visitor center. Printed matter and a movie provide information about the 13th century inhabitants of this pristine area. The Cliff Dwellings are accessible by a short, well-maintained trail. 575-536-9344.

NM FARM & RANCH HERITAGE MUSEUM A large and intriguing display of farm and ranch implements from the early Anasazi to modern times. See live milking demonstrations and special presentations. 575-522-4100.

OLD MESILLA A picturesque and historic Mexican/Old West plaza is surrounded by a stately church and 1800s buildings filled with fabulous shopping and dining opportunities. Additional shopping plazas with a charm all their own are continuing to expand along Avenida de Mesilla. 575-524-3262

THE RIO GRANDE New Mexico’s lifeline flows through the Old West communities of Socorro, T or C and Las Cruces. It contributed water and food for early traders along El Camino Real and now supports industry, agriculture, recreation and individual needs for New Mexico’s central corridor. Visit the El Camino Real International Heritage Center off I-25 at exit 115.

ROCKHOUND STATE PARK Rock specimens scattered across the slopes of the Florida (Flor-eeda) Mountains simply offer a great excuse to explore the area. Rockhounds meet regularly in the area southeast of Deming for demonstrations, sales and trading. 575-546-6782.

THE CIBOLA NATIONAL FOREST Magdalena Dist. made up of the largest collection of historic ranchlands in New Mexico. 575-854-2281.

THE PLAINS OF SAN AGUSTIN The largest and highest grassland in North America, and watch for grazing antelope. 866-854-3217.

VERY LARGE ARRAY RADIO TELESCOPE Twenty-seven dish-shaped antennas are spread across three 13-mile tracks, one of which crosses US60 between Socorro and Reserve. A visitor center explains the mission of the project sponsored by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. 575-388-8201.

VETERANS MEMORIAL A permanent Vietnam Memorial Wall has been erected in Truth or Consequences to honor those who gave their lives for their country. 575-894-6600.

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A new experience awaits at every turn – forts, ghost towns and missions, ancient cultures, scenic vistas, rocks and lakes, migratory birds, a whole valley filled with radio telescopes and the first purpose built spaceport. Take your pick, you can’t go wrong with any of the numerous attractions in the Southwest region. The stark beauty of the region can be enjoyed along a 200-mile stretch of the Rio Grande that includes the state’s largest recreational lake, and up into the surrounding mountains covered by national forests, large tracts of pristine wilderness and hundreds of miles of trails and campgrounds. For those who appreciate nature’s spectacles, the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is one of the premier inland locations for observing a flood of migratory birds in the late fall. It is the winter home for thousands of sand hill cranes, snow geese, Ross geese, ducks and hosts of birds from great blue herons to bald eagles. The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument offers year-round exploration of an ancient culture with artifacts from numerous cultures housed in regional museums. There are four forts in the region offering educational opportunities and reenactments, as well as ghost towns with scheduled events. Veterans’ memorials and a national cemetery honor those who have given their lives for this country. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory operates the Very Large Array of radio antennas west of Socorro that maps the universe and listens for the sounds of intelligent life. Spaceport America, nearing completion between Truth or Consequences and Las Cruces, has already hosted 12 space flight tests and will soon be the launch site for space tourism. Both locations host visitor opportunities.


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Realism RELICS

Forts

DOÑA ANA COUNTY Fort Selden. A State Monument.

GRANT COUNTY Fort Bayard. On the National Register of Historic Places. Santa Rita del Cobre Fort. A replica of Fort Webster.

LUNA COUNTY Fort Cummings Ruins. Maintained by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

SOCORRO COUNTY Fort Craig. A BLM Special Management area on the National Register of Historic Places.

EL PASO COUNTY Fort Bliss. Replica and Museum on post.

Ghost Towns Historic Buildings CATRON COUNTY

DOÑA ANA COUNTY

Clairmont. Mogollon. Lightly populated.

San Albino Church.

DOÑA ANA COUNTY

Silver City Museum.

Dripping Springs.

LUNA COUNTY

GRANT COUNTY HIDALGO COUNTY

Custom House. Luna County Courthouse. On the National Register of Historic Places.

Shakespeare. 575-542-9034

SIERRA COUNTY

SIERRA COUNTY

The Pioneer Store. On the State List of Historic Buildings.

Georgetown.

opposite, top: Massive boulders at City of Rocks State Park north of Deming. inset: A sandhill crane at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge near Socorro. above: Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument north of Silver City, Shakespeare Ghost Town near Lordsburg. left: Elephant Butte State Park near Truth or Consequences and a radio telescope at the Very Large Array west of Socorro. below: Fort Seldon north of Las Cruces.

Chloride. Population 10. Cuchillo. Hillsboro. Lightly populated. Kingston. Lightly populated. Lake Valley. Operated by BLM. Winston. Lightly populated.

SOCORRO COUNTY

GRANT COUNTY

SOCORRO COUNTY Old San Miguel Mission. The Capitol Bar.

EL PASO COUNTY Ysleta and Socorro Missions. San Elizario Chapel.

Kelly. Obtain visitor’s pass at the rock shop. San Antonio. The Hilton section is south of the present town. SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO COMMUNITY

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BIRDING Late fall migratory birds provide spectacular bird watching and photo opportunities at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge near Socorro. The Rio Grande and Gila River systems and all mountain regions are host to year-round birding. Hummingbirds provide a real treat in warmer months in the Lake Roberts and Gila Cliff Dwelling areas. 575-388-8201

THE GREAT

HIKING Apache, Cibola and Gila National Forest personnel maintain trail networks throughout the vast mountain region of Old West Country. Specific hiking areas include Aguirre Springs National Recreation Area at Las Cruces and segments of the Continental Divide Trail around Silver City. 575-388-8201 Mountain biking roads and trails are scattered throughout Old West Country, while the sanctioned Tour of the Gila 5-day bicycle stage race is held annually in Silver City. Check with local visitors centers for recommendations.

ROCKHOUNDING Gem and mineral activity is found throughout southwest New Mexico. Specific points of interest include the Mineral Museum at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, Rockhound State Park near Deming and the Chino open pit copper mine near Silver City. 575-388-8201.

photo by Larry Lamsa @ flickr.com

BIKING

FISHING Among the state’s major fishing waters are Elephant Butte and Caballo Lakes on the Rio Grande. Mountain lakes and streams are scattered through-out the Gila and Apache National Forests, including Lake Roberts, Bear Canyon Lake, Bill Evans Lake, Snow Lake and Quemado Lake. www.state.nm.us or 575-476-8000.

BOATING & WATER SPORTS Water skiing, scuba diving, jet skiing, sailing, parasailing and much more are typical activities at Elephant Butte Lake State Park. At most of the smaller mountain lakes, only electric powered motorboats are allowed.

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In the Southwest, the opportunity for a rewarding experience is simply a matter breaking away from your comfort zone and pointing your vehicle (or your horse) toward the land where adventure has always been part of the landscape. Herds of grazing elk and clouds of migrating waterfowl can alter the horizon and power up your production of adrenaline. Battling a trophy striped bass on New Mexico’s largest warm-water lake or a feisty rainbow trout in a cold mountain stream will certainly enhance your vision of the Desert Southwest. Elephant Butte is host to a full range of water sports including water skiing, kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, jet skiing and parasailing. Hiking trails and biking trails traverse the entire region. Rock climbers and mountain cyclists are drawn by rugged terrain, sparse populations and a near-perfect climate. Guides are ready to provide wilderness horseback trips for riders of all experience levels. Those who prefer touring by car can enjoy the old mining towns and mountain vistas of the area’s scenic byways. The Southwest offers abundant opportunities for birding throughout the region and rockhounding… well, there are big rocks at City of Rocks State Park and there are beautiful rocks at Rockhound State Park – what’s your preference? Hikers enjoy the solitude of three national forests and two major wilderness areas in the higher elevations and State Park and Bureau of Land Management trails showcase the beauty and challenges of the lower desert regions.


opposite, top: Migrating water fowl crowd Socorro’s Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in late fall. inset: Colorful geodes abound in the Rockhound State Park area near Deming. Sidebar photo is the Rockhound visitor center. top, right: a scene from the Gila Wilderness north of Silver City. middle, right: rock climbing South of Lordsburg. lower, right: Mountain biking is popular throughout the region. above: Elephant Butte Lake State Park by Truth or Consequences. right: Packing into the Gila Wilderness.

photo by Judy Wuthrich

photo by Becky O’Connor

ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE

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Socorro

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above: San Miguel parish church was originally built by Piro Indians and Spanish colonizers in 1615. right: Migrating water fowl recuperate at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. inset: A radio telescope, one of 27 at the Very Large Array, maps deep space and searches for life. opposite: Socorro’s plaza and bandstand are surrounded by shops and historic buildings.

photo by C. G. “Colin” Grey @ flickr.com

Socorro continues to gain international prominence with its Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, the center for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and San Miguel Parish built on El Camino Real National Historic Trail in 1615. A notable destination for golfers, rockhounds, nature photographers, campers and hikers, the town offers unique experiences found within an hour’s drive in any direction. At the center of town, the plaza offers a relaxing venue for shoppers. The historic San Miguel church is only a block away and a few blocks further on the campus of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, a museum houses an impressive mineral collection dubbed Coronado’s Treasure Chest. From Socorro, visitors travel west through historic Magdalena to the high Plains of San Augustin and the Very Large Array that coordinates large dish antennas to form a radio telescope 22 miles in diameter. Traveling south from Socorro, visitors cross the 57,000-acre Bosque del Apache refuge, where thousands of migrating birds pause daily for food and rest during late fall. Continuing south, the ruins of Fort Craig can be explored and El Camino Real International Heritage Center can be toured. The Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument lies to the northeast of Socorro – impressive remnants of Spanish colonization.

photo by Larry Lamsa @ flickr.com

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SOCORRO COUNTY EVENTS Apr Jun Oct

Very Large Array Guided Tours. 575-835-7243 Socorro Open Golf Tournament. 575-835-5335 Socorro Fest. Historic Plaza 575-835-8927 www.socorrofest.com Enchanted Skies Star Party. 575-835-8927 Very Large Array Guided Tours. 575-835-7243 Nov Festival of the Cranes at Bosque del Apache Refuge. 575-835-2007 www.friendsofthebosque.org/crane For more information on any of the above events please call the Socorro Visitor Center at 575-8358927 or visit www.socorronm.gov.

Discover

A MUST stop along the trail...

ATTRACTIONS Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Visitor center, auto tour, hiking and year-round birding. 16 miles south of Socorro. 575-838-2120. www.friendsofthebosque.org Cibola National Forest–Magdalena Dist. Made up of the largest collection of historic ranchlands in New Mexico. 575-854-2281 El Camino Real International Heritage Center. 575-854-3600 Mineralogical Museum. More than 9,500 mineral specimens. Fossils. 575-835-5420. www.geoinfo.nmt.edu NM Institute of Mining and Technology. 801 Leroy Pl., on campus, 1-800-428-8324 N.M. Performing Arts Series. Call for schedule. 575-835-5688. www.nmtpas.org

EXPERIENCE Birding Events & Wildlife Refuges Extensive Hiking, Biking & Riding Trails Historic Re-enactments & Walking Tours Outdoor Recreation Areas & Hunting Opportunities

EXPLORE

Plains of San Agustin. The largest and highest grasslands in North America. 866-854-3217

Forts & Ghost Towns Gem & Mineral Museum Observatories & Star Parties Ancient Ruins & Historic Sites

Old Kelly Mine. Mine ruins and many wonderful specimens for rockhounds. 3 miles south of Magdalena. 866-854-3217 www.magdalena-nm.com Trinity Site. Site of world’s first atomic bomb explosion. Open twice a year; the first Saturday in April and Oct.. 575-479-6124 The Box Car Museum. Local history, artifacts of Wild West, mining, cattle drives, circa 1885-1930. Located next to AT&SF Railroad Depot. 108 N. Main St. Magdalena 575-854-2261 www.magdalena-nm.com Very Large Array National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Visitor center, self-guided tours, world’s largest radio-telescope array on the Plains of San Agustin. 575-835-7000. www.nrao.ed

ENJOY The BEST Green Chile Southwest Gifts & Shopping Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail New Mexico Tech Public Golf Course Performance Arts & Fine Art Galleries

LOCATION Socorro is located at the junction of I-25 and US60, the rest stop for historic travelers and migratory birds. Magdalena is located on US60 between Socorro and the Very Large Array.

MORE INFORMATION

photo by LeAnne Knudsen

Socorro Heritage and Visitor Center (575) 835-8927 www.socorronm.gov

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Tres Amigos Enterprises Inc.

New Construction • Adobe Homes • Metal Roofing

Reserve & Glenwood CATRON COUNTY

Kenny Sutton, Licensed Contractor

Glenwood, New Mexico 575.539.2584 • 505.469.1561 tresamigos@wildblue.net

Whitewater Motel

Relax and enjoy vacationing in the heart of Glenwood. Surrounded by rugged mountains and forests. • Dish Network • Air Conditioning • Fantastic Views • Spacious Backyard

PO Box 158 • Glenwood, NM 88039 575.539.2581 • www.whitewatermotel.com

Angelwings

Coordinated Care LLC. & Angelwings Home Care Serving Catron and Grant Counties. Homemaker Services.

Glenwood Office: 575.539.2227 Silver City Office: 575.534.0311

Catron County Chamber of Commerce 575.533.6968 www.CatronCounty.org

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Three national forests share borders within this sparsely populated land of mountain lakes, hiking trails and campsites. Snow Lake on the north edge of the Gila Wilderness and ATTRACTIONS Clairmont. Ghost town Quemado Lake just south of US60 are 19 miles northeast of Glenwood. 575-533-6922 excellent trout waters where only electric Cooney’s Tomb. Alma, 7 miles north of Glenwood. boat motors are allowed. Burial of soldiers killed in a In the county seat of Reserve, a bronze conflict with Apaches. Mogollon. Ghost town 13 miles northstatue commemorates lawman Elfego Baca, east of Glenwood. Snow Lake. In the Gila National Forest. who endured a 33-hour shootout in 1884 Camping and fishing. 47 miles northeast of Glenwood. against incredible odds. The lawman Quemado Lake. Camping, fishing 11 miles emerged unscathed, earning himself a repusouth of Quemado. Whitewater Canyon. 5 miles east of tation as a force of reckoning. Disney Glenwood. 575-539-2711 released a miniseries in 1957 entitled The EVENTS Nine Lives of Elfego Baca and later it was Mar Dutch Oven Cook Off in Glenwood Park. 575-539-2321 edited into a movie called Elfego Baca: Six Jul July 4th Celebration in Glenwood. 575-539-2711 Gun Law. July 4th Celebration in Quemado and Reserve. 575-533-6968 The nearby ghost town of Mogollon is a Jul Frisco CowBelles’ Ann. Western Art Auction. Dance and Barbeque in Glenwood. picturesque turn-of-the-last-century mining 575-539-2711 camp with a transient population of three to Luna Pioneer Days & Rodeo. 575-5336968 six thousand miners. Due to its isolation, it Aug Catron County Fair and Rodeo in Reserve. 575-533-6968 had a reputation as one of the wildest minSep Pie Town Pie Festival. 575-772-2525 ing towns in the west. A few buildings LOCATION remain with a beautiful mountain setting. Reserve is located at the junction of NM 12 My Name is Nobody, starring Henry Fonda, and the San Francisco River. Glenwood is located on US180 37 miles south of Reserve was filmed there. and 60 miles northwest of Silver City.

top: Picturesque buildings and mine relics highlight the high mountain ghost town of Mogollon. inset: A bronze statue of lawman Elfego Baca stands in the county seat of Reserve.

MORE INFORMATION Catron County Chamber (575) 533-6968 www.catroncounty.org


Elephant Butte Inn & Spa “An Enchanting Retreat from the Ordinary”

N

estled in the midst of the pristine desert of New Mexico, the Elephant Butte Inn and Spa overlooks picturesque Elephant Butte Lake, New Mexico's largest lake. We offer AAA, AARP, and have government, military and corporate rates. After a busy day, relax in our outdoor heated swimming pool. We are a pick-up point for Spaceport America tours. Contact us for current tour schedules. Whether for a retreat, banquet, reunion, wedding, reception, or a business meeting, let us cater to your every need. Elephant Butte: “A Diamond in the Desert”. THE IVORY SPA The Ivory Spa provides services in an intimate two room setting with an emphasis on your personal attention. Our staff consists of highly qualified individuals including an in-house esthetician, and massage therapist. Our organic facial and body skin care lines used in treatments can be purchased in our Gift Store. Spa packages available.

LOCATION 401 Highway 195 • Elephant Butte, NM Pick-Up Point for Spaceport America Tours

MORE INFORMATION 575.744.5431 • www.ElephantButteInn.com Golf packages available.

Elephant Butte Lake State Park Elephant Butte Lake with nearly 200 miles of shoreline is the state’s premier water sports destination, attracting almost a million visitors annually. The clean, sandy beaches are ideal for swimming and camping and the lake offers all manner of boating, water skiing, scuba diving, jet skiing and parasailing. For anglers, the waters are stocked with many species of game fish including largemouth and smallmouth black bass, white bass, striper, crappie, perch, walleye, catfish, sunfish and bluegill. Other activities around the lake include hiking, birding and special events, such as a balloon regatta for hot air balloons, skydivers and drag boats. Resort facilities, restaurants and the City of Elephant Butte, spread across a hillside overlooking this desert phenomenon. Guide services, marinas and watercraft rentals are offered year round.

ELEPHANT BUTTE EVENTS Mar Chamber Golf Tournament 575-744-4708 May Fly Freedom’s Flag Parade 575-269-0469 Jun Elephant Butte Chili Challenge Cook Off 575-495-1311 Independence Day Fireworks Display 575-744-4381 (this year June 30)

Sep “Elephant Days” 575-744-4892 Sep Elephant Man Triathlon 575-744-0055 Balloon Regatta 505-307-4142 Oct Desert Diamond Casino Night 575-744-4708 Dec Luminaria Beach Walk and Floating Light Parade 575-744-4708

Background photo courtesy Susan LaFont

"New Mexico's premiere boating destination"

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Silver City GRANT COUNTY

Silver City consists of an intriguing collection of Victorian homes and a historic business district that includes restaurants and coffee shops, galleries, day spas, specialty shops and two highly informative museums. Silver City is a bicycle haven hosting a five-day stage race sanctioned by Union Cycliste Internationale. Photo enthusiasts can enjoy hiking a trail system within the city limits and driving the Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway that begins and ends in Silver City. There are three million acres of forest and wilderness covering the city’s back yard, crisscrossed by 1500 miles of trails. Three hundred ten species of birds have been identified in the region. Thirty art galleries are bursting with a friendly, small town atmosphere and you won’t find better year-round weather…anywhere. The Mogollon culture was enjoying this climate some 800 years ago and the Mimbres people were painting creative images on pottery. Today, you can drive to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument or simply visit area museums to learn about this ancient artistic culture. Centuries later, the Apache chief Geronimo was born near the headwaters of the Gila River and is recognized by a monument erected at the cliff dwellings visitor center.

LOCATION Silver City is located at the junction of US180 and NM90, on the Continental Divide and the southern edge of the Gila National Forest.

MORE INFORMATION Murray Ryan Visitor Center (575) 538-5555 • www.silvercitytourism.org Mimbres Region Arts Council (575) 538-2505 1(888) 758-7289 www.mimbresarts.org Grant County Business and Conference Center (575) 574-0070 • www.grantcountynm.com

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above: Silver City’s historic downtown. right: The Silver City Museum. opposite, top to bottom: Silver City Blues Festival, Tour of the Gila 5-day stage race and Lake Roberts in the Gila National Forest. insets include: a bronze Buffalo Soldier sculpture at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark and a log cabin replica depicting the childhood home of Billy the Kid at the visitor center.


Find Your Adventure...

FROM FOREST TRAILS TO SCENIC BYWAYS

Silver City is known for its arts and cultural district, birding and wildlife habitats, diverse cultural heritage, local cuisine, star-gazing, terrific year-round weather, casual lifestyle and proximity to 3.3 million-acre Gila National Forest. We call it home!

575.538.5555 • www.SilverCityTourism.org Murray Ryan Visitor Center • 201 N. Hudson Street • Silver City, NM

Funded in part by Town of Silver City Lodgers Tax

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Historic Downtown

CONVENIENCE & COMFORT

Combined with Premium Amenities

• Fully Equipped Cardio Work-Out Room • Spa Facilities • FREE Express Start Breakfast Bar with new hot options • FREE Wireless Broadband Internet in every room

Holiday Inn Express in beautiful Silver City is your ticket to a Southwest adventure. Let our friendly staff aid you in exploring the attractions of Silver City, Grant County and the Gila National Forest from a convenient home base. Located just off US Hwy 180 East next to Wendy’s

1103 Superior Street Silver City NM 88061

575.538.2525 • 1-800-HOLIDAY www.hiexpress.com/silvercitynm

Celebrating 112 Years

Located in the downtown historic district. • Affordable Rates • 18 Rooms & Suites • Continental Breakfast • Free Wi-Fi • New Special Meeting & Event Room 106 W. Broadway • Silver City, NM 88061 Reminiscent of a small hotel in the European Tradition.

575-388-1811 • www.silvercitypalacehotel.com

Southwest Books Local & Regional Gifts Tues.–Fri. 9-4:30 Sat.–Sun. 10-4 Closed Monday

312 West Broadway 575.538.5921 silvercitymuseum.org • Follow Us On:

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Visit Ol West Gallery & Mercantile next door.

Visit our Office and Visitor Center in Historic Downtown Silver City and learn all that Scenic Southwest New Mexico has to offer.

414 North Bullard Street 575-538-3789 • 800-827-9198 Property Management: 575-313-3208

With the charm of a well-preserved business district built during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Silver City’s historic downtown showcases the detailed architectures of those intriguing eras. The streets are lighted with antique poles and rings for tying off your trusty steed can still be spotted. Brickwork was used in much of the downtown construction and tile from local ovens graces an occasional storefront. Bullard and Broadway Streets form the axis for shopping, with Yankie, Texas and Market contributing numerous galleries, eateries and coffee shops. Two renovated historic hotels, Victorian lodging and spa facilities complete the downtown scene…well, almost. There is also a park downtown – just ask for directions. There is also a park downtown and, as you might imagine, a story accompanies its name. Big Ditch Park was once the city’s main street, but floods in the early 20th century left a sixty-foot deep crevice in its place. Old photos hang in coffee shops and museums. Today, the park and the downtown streets are venues for frequent outdoor art and performance functions. MORE INFORMATION Murray Ryan Visitor Center (575) 538-5555 www.silvercitytourism.org Silver City MainStreet Project (575) 534-1700 www.silvercitymainstreet.com

M-F 9 to 5 • Sat.-Sun. 10 to 4 • Open 7 Days A Week!

www.MimbresRealty.com Georgia Bearup, Qualifying Broker

www.unitedcountry.com/silvercitynm

this page: The Broadway Street entrance identifies the Historic Downtown shopping, dining and entertainment district of Silver City.


The

Mining District BAYARD & HURLEY

Underground and open pit copper, lead and zinc mining operations were the mainstay of New Mexico’s largest mining district. Underground mining has ceased, but the old head frames can be seen as one travels north on NM356 from Bayard, the community that serviced the workforce. Turning east on NM152, visitors can overlook the massive open pit mining operation at Santa Rita, where copper has been mined since the 1800s. Hurley served as the management center for the largest of the area mines, as well as the location for copper smelting activities. The smelter is gone, but community activities have surged. The just-established railroad museum, the old company store, now a distinguished art gallery, and Infant Jesus Catholic Church are among the prominent sights of Hurley. Another historic jewel of the area is Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, National Cemetery and state game reserve. Well-preserved officer’s quarters and the statue of a Buffalo Soldier on the parade grounds are the backdrops for annual reenactments of the 1800s cavalry era.

Robin L. Thomas REALTOR ®

(575) 574-8798

LOCATION

Silver City welcomes you to our Mining District! Cruise the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Nat'l Scenic Byway to visit Hurley, Bayard and Santa Clara!

Bayard and Hurley are located on US180 in the heart of New Mexico’s largest and most historic mining district. 2991 Hwy 35 Mimbres, NM 88049

MORE INFORMATION Murray Ryan Visitor Center (575) 538-5555 • www.silvercitytourism.org City of Bayard (575) 537-3327 www.bayardminingtours.gov this page: The mammoth Santa Rita open-pit copper mine replaced underground mines dating back to the early 1800s.

Mimbres Office

Robin@RobinLThomas.com www.SouthwestNewMexicoRealEstate.com

575.538.5555 www.SilverCityTourism.org Murray Ryan Visitor Center 201 N. Hudson St. • Silver City, NM

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A Day Trip to

Treasure HISTORIC AREA MINING TOWNS

CHLORIDE Mineral: Silver. The Pioneer Store has been turned into a world-class museum, and the Monte Cristo Saloon is now an upscale gallery. FIERRO Mineral: Copper, Iron and Zinc. The first copper mine was established by a German immigrant in 1841. A small population remains today. HILLSBORO Mineral: Gold. Post office opened in 1879 and has never closed. Served as county seat for 54 years. Over 200 residents remain in the village. KINGSTON Mineral: Silver. Founded in 1882, the population peaked at 7000. Remaining buildings include assay office, Percha Bank and Victorio Hotel. LAKE VALLEY Mineral: Silver. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The Bridal Chamber, a legendary large deposit of almost pure silver, was discovered here. KELLY Mineral: Lead, Copper, Zinc and Silver. A small church, several ruins and foundations and remnants of the mine works remain as testimony to the oncebustling town located just south of Magdalena.

top: Street scene at Mogollon Ghost Town and wooden Indian in Pinos Altos saloon. left, from top: School house museum at Lake Valley, Kelly Mine works near Magdalena, old ore car at Chloride and assay office in Kingston. above: Fort Cobre in Pinos Altos, underground mining operation near Hanover and old courthouse in Hillsboro.

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MOGOLLON Mineral: Gold and Silver. Located on the northern edge of the Gila Wilderness near Glenwood, its precious metal bullion was once hauled to Silver City by mule teams. PINOS ALTOS Mineral: Gold. Named for the tall trees in the area. Village merchants accepted gold dust in trade well into the 20th century. WINSTON Mineral: Silver. Originally called Fairview, it was home to about 200 people who preferred the quieter town over nearby rambunctious Chloride.

Aldo Leopold Vista. Picnic and wilderness interpretive site, 6 miles north of Buckhorn. Big Ditch Park. Formed when flood lowered Main St. 55 feet. Bill Evans Lake. Fishing & primitive camping, 12 mi. south of Cliff. Fort Cobre. A ¾ scale replica erected in Pinos Altos of an 1804 fort that protected the Santa Rita copper mine. Fort Bayard. U.S. Infantry post built in 1863. Housed Buffalo Soldiers. 10 miles east of Silver City. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Cliff dwelling ruins from the 13th century. 44 miles north of Silver City. 575-536-9461 Gila National Forest/Silver City Ranger District. 3005 E. Camino del Bosque. 575-388-8201. www.fs.fed.us/r3/gila. Hearst Church. Seasonal museum and art gallery. Built in 1898 with Hearst newspaper empire money. In Pinos Altos, 6 miles north of Silver City. Kneeling Nun. Natural monolith resembling a praying nun. 15 mi. E. of Silver City at Santa Rita mine. Lake Roberts. Camping, trout fishing, hummingbird banding, birding and stargazing. 28 miles north of Silver City. 575-536-3206 Lightfeather Hot Spring. Near Gila Cliff Dwellings Visitor Center. 30 minute walk includes 2 river crossings. 575-536-9461 Mimbres Region Arts Council. Scheduled events held throughout the year. 575-758-7289. www.mimbresarts.org Old Hurley Company Store. One of the first buildings in Hurley - supplied miners and their families, housed the Chino Mine payroll office and later served as a department store. Pinos Altos Melodrama Theater. Adjacent to the Buckhorn Saloon in the Pinos Altos Opera House. Great fun! Original melodramas. Call for schedule. 575-3883848 Royal Scepter Mineral Museum. Rock shop, jewelry and gifts. 1805 Little Walnut. 575-538-9001. www.RoyalScepter.com San Vicente Art Walks. Self-guided gallery and studio tour within walking distance in downtown Silver City. Call for map. 1-800-548-9378 Silver City Museum. Area history, Indian artifacts, mining exhibits and Victorian furnishings. 312 W. Broadway. 575-388-5721. www.silvercitymuseum.org Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway. Loops north on NM15 to Gila Cliff Dwellings Nat’l. Monument, southeast on NM35, and west on NM152 and US180. Turkey Creek. Primitive trout stream northeast of Gila, NM. Western New Mexico University Museum. Local and natural history including the Eisele Collection of Prehistoric Southwestern Pottery and Artifacts, the world’s largest permanent exhibit of Mimbres pottery. 1000 W. College. 575-538-6386. www.wnmu.edu/univ/ museum.html

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Red Paint PowWow & Indian Market 575-534-1379 MRAC Fold Series 575-538-2505 Chocolate Fantasia 575-538-2505 Celebration of Spring Expo. 575-534-1700 Historic Ft. Bayard Walking Tour. 575-956-3294 NM Southwest Food Fest 575-534-1700 SRAM Tour of the Gila 575-538-3785 www.tourofthegila.com Silver City Blues Festival 575-538-2505 www.mimbresarts.org Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo. 575-538-3785 Santa Clara Fiesta. 575-485-7335 Independence Day Festivities. 575-538-3785 SC Museum Ice Cream Social. 575-538-5921 Big Ditch Day. 575-534-1700 The Silver City Clay Festival. 575-538-5560 Signal Peak Challenge Mountain Bike Race. 575-388-3222 San Vicente Artists Art Fair. 575-534-4269 artfair@silvercityartists.org Gem & MIneral Show. 575-538-3785 Cliff, Gila Grant County Fair. 575-538-3785 Taste Of Downtown. 575-534-1700 www.mainstreet@gilanet.com Picamania! 575-538-2505 Fort Bayard Days. 575-388-4477 Pinos Altos October Fiesta. 575-538-5560 Red Dot Studio & Gallery Walk. 575-3139631 www.silvercitygalleries.com Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. 575-534-1700 Hurley Christmas Bazaar. 575-537-2124 NM Tamale Fiesta. 575-538-1337 Victorian Christmas Evening. 575-538-2505


Trailof the Mountain Spirits

National Scenic By-Way Fabulous getaway nestled in the tall pines of Pinos Altos. • • • • • • • • •

The Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway provides a very full and diverse automobile day trip. From Silver City, drive north on NM15 into ponderosa pine country. Perched on the Continental Divide, the arts village of Pinos Altos remains reminiscent of the 1850s with its saloon, opera house, and a replica of Fort Cobre. NM15 winds on through the three million acre Gila National Forest and between two rugged wilderness areas to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. A short hiking trail at the monument leads to dwellings of the Mogollon era. A visitor center provides details of this prehistoric culture. Backtrack on NM15 and turn east on NM35 past Lake Roberts to the Mimbres River Valley. The quaint farming valley ends near San Lorenzo with its1800s mission church. Heading west on NM152 will take you past the Santa Rita mine overlook and join US180 at Santa Clara. Before heading back to Silver City, check out old Fort Bayard and the national cemetery. LOCATION Starting and finishing in Silver City, the trail loop heads north on NM15, east and south on NM35, west on NM152 and north on US180.

MORE INFORMATION Murray Ryan Visitor Center (575) 538-5555 www.silvercitytourism.org this page: The scenic mountain byway includes galleries and monuments (above), ancient dwellings, wilderness outlooks, forts and mining operations.

Crackling Fireplaces Secluded Balconies Relaxing Porches Telephone Satellite TV Barbeque Grill Hot Tub in Cabana Meeting Room Cabins with kitchens are available.

Conveniently located just 7 miles north of Silver City on NM Hwy. 15.

575.388.4501 888.388.4515 Make reservations & view availability online

www.BearCreekCabins.com 88 Main Street • Pinos Altos, NM 88053

Faywood Hot Springs is a unique geothermal oasis well-known for its healing waters. Relax and rejuvenate in one of our outdoor public or private mineral soaking pools.

Fine Dinin Live Entertainment Fine Wine • Beer • Steaks • Seafood

Overnight accommodations include: • Tent sites for camping • Pull-through RV sites with full hook-ups • Private furnished cabins Located midway between Silver City and Deming near City of Rocks State Park.

Special Events: Asian Nights Special Wine Dinners Taste the Wines & Flavors of the World

Tues - Fri 11am-10pm Sat & Sun 10am -10pm

An ideal base for exploring southwesternNew Mexico. Visit our website for resort information

www.faywood.com 575.536.9663 165 Hwy 61 Faywood, NM

510 N. BULLARD

575.538.8722 DianesRestaurant.com dianesrestaurant@gmail.com find us on facebook

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Lordsburg HIDALGO COUNTY

Lordsburg and Hidalgo County offer a true glimpse of the old west. The Lordsburg Hidalgo County Museum captures the city’s beginnings as a railroad, agriculture and mining town, highlights the landing of Charles Lindbergh during his cross-county flight and displays a nationally-recognized collection of prisoner of war memorabilia – Lordsburg was the location of a World War II POW camp. A delightful county library houses works related to the area’s history. Just two miles south of town lies Shakespeare ghost town, a National Historic Site once roamed by the likes of Billy the Kid, Curly Bill Brocius and Russian Bill, John Ringo, Sandy King, Jim Hughes and the Clantons. The only deterrent to lawlessness was the unwritten law that “if you killed someone you had to dig the grave.” Originally a mining camp and Butterfield Trail stage stop, a few of the buildings have been privately maintained, such as the Butterfield Stage station/hanging room, the Stratford Hotel, the old mail station and a powder magazine. Tours and reenactments are offered. North of Lordsburg, the Lower Gila Box Wilderness Study Area provides access to petroglyphs and some 170 species of birds.

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Annual Quilt Show. 575-542-9646 Cowboy Poetry Fiesta. 575-542-9258 Lordsburg July 4th Activities & 5K Run. 575-542-3421 Rodeo 4th of July Celebration. 575-557-2295 Hidalgo County Fair, Rancho De Hidalgo, Parade & Carnival. 575-542-9291 St Joseph's Church Bazaar. 575-542-3268 Discover Hidalgo. 575-542-9864 Hidalgo Library Festival & Book Sale. 575-542-9646 Rodeo Mixed Nuts Arts & Crafts Show. 575-557-2336 Lordsburg Light Parade 575-542-9864 Moonlight Madness 575-542-8844

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HIDALGO COUNTY EVENTS

Contact the Lordsburg - Hidalgo County Chamber to check on events and dates, as changes may occur throughout the year. 575-542-9864 • Fx: 575-542-9059 email: lordsburgcoc@aznex.net www.lordsburghidalgocounty.net • www.hidalgocounty.org

ATTRACTIONS Lordsburg Hidalgo Museum. This Old West museum documents the early history in which the nearby ghost towns took root. 710 E 2nd St. Open M-F 1-5 PM. 575-542-9086. Gila National Forest. Almost one fourth of the 3.3 million acre forest is in wilderness. Largest of these is the 438,360 acre Gila Wilderness, set aside in 1924 as the first such area in the United States. Rodeo. On the NM-AZ border in southern Hidalgo Co., Rodeo is a small art center with the Chiricahua Guild & Gallery located in an old Mission Church, the Studio-Gallery of internationally renowned artist and sculptor Roger McKasson, and the Chiricahua Desert Museum with live reptile displays, a gift shop and gallery. The area offers facilities for travelers. Portal and Cave Creek. This famous birding area is the only place in North America that you can see Olive Warblers, Red-faced Warblers, and Mexican Chickadees. Portal also has a wide variety of hummingbird species. Portal offers lodging and food. Redrock Wildlife Area. Located on the Gila River and is operated by the NM Game & Fish Dept. All animals are protected within the refuge even during hunting seasons. The main project at the reserve is the breeding and growth of the Desert Big-Horn Sheep. Shakespeare Ghost Town. 2.5 miles southwest of Lordsburg. Open monthly for guided tours. Call for schedule. www.shakespeareghostown.com 575-542-9034 Peloncillo Mountains Wilderness. Ragged and rugged, the historic Butterfield Stage Route forms the southern boundary.

We have it all...

• Beautiful Landscapes

• Gorgeous Weather

• Historic Ghost Towns

• Art Communities

• Year-Round Activities

• Photo Opportunities

• Birding Habitats

For more information, contact: Lordsburg - Hidalgo County Chamber of Commerce 575-542-9864 • lordsburgcoc@aznex.net 206 Main Street • Lordsburg, NM 88045

LOCATION Lordsburg is located at the junction of I-10, US70 and NM90 near the Butterfield Trail stage stop of Shakespeare.

MORE INFORMATION Lordsburg Hidalgo County Chamber of Commerce (575) 542-9864 www.LordsburgHidalgoCounty.net email: lordsburgcoc@aznex.net

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Roger McKasson Artist & Sculptor Internationally recognized contemporary sculptor and artist specializing in the female form and landscapes of the Greek Isles and Southwest. STUDIO AND GALLERY OPEN FRIDAY & SATURDAY 10AM - 4PM

5 Custie Avenue

in downtown Rodeo

“Santorini Church”, 24" tall x 36" wide, oil on canvas FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND WEB GALLERY

www.RogerMcKasson.com

Casa Adobe Guesthouse

PO BOX 395 • RODEO, NM 88056

email: bronzeman280@yahoo.com or call

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Rusty’s RV Ranch

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Painted Pony Resort

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Nestled at the foot of the Chiricahua Mountains.

Southwest of Lordsburg at the foot of Arizona’s Chiricahua mountain range is Rodeo, New Mexico, a community that has gained popularity in recent years as an arts village, birding area and star-gazing site. Presently, Rodeo is home to three galleries: The Chiricahua Guild and Art Gallery in the old mission church, the Rock Shop and the Roger McKasson Studio Gallery, a working studio owned by the noted painter and sculptor. The Rodeo area also offers restaurants, groceries, B & B’s, RV facilities and the Chiricahua Desert Museum featuring live reptile exhibits. Declared an “outstanding natural area for birding habitat,” Guadalupe Canyon in the Southwest corner of Hidalgo County and Cave Creek in the Chiricahua Mountains host species found no where else in the United States. Hiking, camping and stable night skies for stargazing are abundant. Cave Creek is also the location of the Southwestern Research Station of The American Museum of Natural History. A monument representing Geronimo’s surrender in Skeleton Canyon is located just west of town. LOCATION

The perfect remote getaway for writers, photographers, artists, birders, hikers, astronomers and honeymooners. Moderately priced bed and breakfast. PO Box 251, Rodeo, NM 88056 575-557-7777 Visit www.CasaAdobe.net for reservation information

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Wonderful setting combined with friendly hosts make this an ideal oasis. • Full Service Park• Big Rig Friendly • Birding Ponds • Reasonable Located on NM80 north of Rodeo PO Box 94, Rodeo, NM 88056 575-557-2526 www.RustysRVRanch.com

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Unplug at our “Black Hole Resort” and leave the mundane chores of everyday life. Plush, comfortable and economically priced for Family Reunions, Groups and Wedding Destinations 257 Painted Pony Road Rodeo, NM • 575-557-0230 www.PaintedPonyResort.com An Escape to Tranquil Beauty

Rodeo is located on NM80 in New Mexico’s bootheel, southwest of Lordsburg at the base of Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains.

MORE INFORMATION Lordsburg Hidalgo County Chamber of Commerce (575) 542-9864 ww.LordsburgHidalgoCounty.net email: lordsburgcoc@aznex.net this page: New Mexico’s “bootheel” area has become an arts Mecca and prominent birding region. It is the gateway to Arizona’s picturesque Chiricahua Mountains.


left: " Tell's Tail " - A 15 ft. long rattlesnake Tail Sculpture designed by renowned artist Tell Hicks and constructed by Charlie Painter, New Mexico State Herpetologist and blacksmith. below: The Chiricahua Mountains

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ut in the New Mexico Bootheel lies something NEW and well worth the trip...the Chiricahua Desert Museum. This facility is home to a natural history museum, live snake and reptile collection, wildlife and botanical garden and one of southern New Mexico’s finest gift shops and gallery. State-of-the-art enclosures showcase the museum’s live reptile collection in realistic displays. While the outdoor wildlife and botanical garden provide an opportunity to observe and photograph native birds, lizards and turtles up close and personal in a natural environment. But wait, this new 8,000 square-foot facility is so much more than just a place where the rarest kinds of rattlesnakes are on display. Human visitors can wander through the gift shop and gallery while enjoying a cup of cofTOUR INFORMATION fee or tea, and browse amidst a vast collection of artThe museum is self-guided, but special tours are available. work and regional literature. Treasures such as Native Special rates offered to groups and schools. Call 575-557-5757 for information American jewelry, Tell Hicks wildlife prints, Mata EVENTS The museum is available for group functions. Ortiz pottery, ECO caps and reptile shirts, cookbooks Annual German Christmas Market in December with food and music. Call for dates. and field guides can be found. ADMISSIONS LOCATION The Chiricahua Desert Museum is located at the corner of Portal Road and NM80. Exit US10 west of Lordsburg at exit 5, and turn south at Road Forks. Travel 27 miles south on NM80 to Portal Road.

MORE INFORMATION 575-557-5757 email: desertmuseum@gmail.com www.ChiricahuaDesertMuseum.com www.rodeonewmexico.com

Adults $5.00 Military, Seniors & Youth 12 & Under $3.00 Children 5 & Under are FREE with any paid adult admission.

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9am - 5pm Everyday Closed Thanksgivng and Christmas Day

LODGING

Lodging is available at the Chiricahua Mountain Lodge. Brand new and fully furnished. Perfect for families, film and fire crews. Call 575-557-5757 for reservations

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Deming LUNA COUNTY

Holiday Inn - Deming Stretch-out and relax in the largest and nicest courtyard in town. • Cool off in our outdoor swimming pool • Suites with large jacuzzi tubs • High-speed Internet access • Exterior room entrances • Pets stay free • Completely renovated with all new Serta Perfect Beds • Kids 12 and under stay and eat free

Lazy Lizard

Bar & Grill

Serving a tasteful selection of great food in our comfortable dining room. Relax and watch the game on three TVs while enjoying your favorite cocktail in the bar.

Located off I-10 @ Exit 85 4600 E. Pine St. • Deming, NM 88030 575.546.2661 • www.HolidayInn.com

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Deming and Luna County have bragging rights to mild weather and lots of sunshine. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy a list of activities that includes golf, hiking, rock hounding, birding and the Great American Duck Race. As the region with the nation’s most abundant sunlight, the county has also become a showplace for renewable energy – solar, wind and an impressive algae farm for producing the next generation of fuel oil. Savvy gem and mineral collectors are well aware of Rockhound State Park, the local rock shops and related events. The park offers a visitor center and a wide range of amenities for campers, hikers and birders as well as a botanical and native pollinator garden. Spring Canyon, a secluded day use area where the birding is said to be especially good, is an extension of Rockhound. Two other popular state parks include historic Pancho Villa State Park near the Mexican border and City of Rocks, a short drive north. Visitors can tour New Mexico’s largest vineyards and premier wineries in Deming, and enjoy low-impact aerobic activity on a walking tour of the historic downtown district filled with galleries, antique shops, coffee shops, an impressive museum and friendly people.

this page: The Florida Mountains provide a backdrop for Deming’s golf course. The Visitor Center at Rockhound State Park views the mountains from the north, the inset is a local geode. above: The Luna County Courthouse was completed in time to try Pancho Villa’s captured raiders. inset: Villa statue in Palomas, Mexico.


Great American Duck Race August 23-26, 2012 1-888-345-1125 202 S. Diamond St. • Deming, NM 88030 • info@demingduckrace.com

www.demingduckrace.com

ATTRACTIONS City of Rocks State Park. Rock formations formed over 34 million years ago during a volcanic eruption. Overnight campsites; visitor center; botanical garden; wildlife; hiking; and more. Located 30 miles NW of Deming on US 180 and NM 61. 575-536-2800 Deming Luna Mimbres Museum. Minerals, gems, frontier military history and Mimbres exhibits. 301 S. Silver. 575546-2382. www.DemingLunaMimbresMuseum.com Luna Rossa Winery. 575-544-1160. www.LunaRossaWinery.com Rockhound State Park. Collect up to 15 lbs of rocks. The 250-acre park haspicnic facilities; over-night camping; hiking trails; wildlife; and exhibits on local history of Buffalo Soldiers, Apache Indians and more. 14 miles southeast of Deming. 575-546-6182 Spring Canyon State Park. Realize a serene beauty and complete sense of isolation. Picnicking facilities. Ibex, wild goats from Iran, may be encountered. 575-546-6182 www.cityofdeming.org St. Clair Winery & Visitor Center. 575-546-1179 www.stclairvineyards.com Pancho Villa State Park. Located on the site of old Camp Furlong where Villa raided the U.S. This 61-acre park offers a massive desert botanical garden, camping and museum/visitor center. 575-531-2711 U.S. and Mexico Port of Entry. 24-hour crossing Columbus / Palomas. 3 miles south of Columbus. 575-531-2686 Publisher’s Note: Documents are required for returning to the United States. Check with U.S. Customs before leaving the U.S. All items purchased in Mexico must be declared when returning to the U.S. and Mexican law strictly forbids carrying guns or ammunition into Mexico.

LUNA COUNTY EVENTS Mar Camp Furlong Day at Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus. 575-531-2711 Rockhound Roundup. 575-543-8915 Aug Great American Duck Race. 888-345-1125 Oct St. Clair Wine Festival. 575-546-1179 www.StClairVineyards.com Dec Christmas Light Parade in downtown Deming. 575-546-2674 Holiday Lights at Rockhound State Park. 575-546-6182

LOCATION Deming is located at the junction of Interstate 10, US180 and NM11, next to Rockhound State Park and 34 miles north of the U.S. border with Mexico.

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ATTRACTIONS Branigan Cultural Center & Art Museum. History exhibits, art & culture. 500 N. Water St. 575-541-2155. www.las-cruces.org/museums Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park. Geological formations, desert flora, hiking trail and archaeology. 575-5243334. www.cdnp.org Fort Selden. An 1800s cavalry fort that was utilized by the Buffalo Soldiers. Visitor center and living history demonstrations. 575-526-8911 Leasburg Dam State Park. Fishing, campsites and swimming. 19 miles northwest of Las Cruces. 575-5244068 Mesilla Mercado. Local produce & crafts. Every Thurs. & Sun. on Mesilla Plaza. 524-3262 New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. 3000 years of New Mexico agricultural history. 4100 Dripping Springs Rd. 575-522-4100 www.frhm.org San Albino Basilica. Mission church built 1907. Old Mesilla Plaza. 575-526-9349

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Annual Border Book Festival. 575-524-1499 www.borderbookfestival.org Cinco de Mayo Fiesta in Mesilla. www.oldmesilla.org 575-524-3262 Southern New Mexico Wine Festival. www.nmwine.net 575-522-1232 Hatch Chile Festival. 575-267-5050 www.hatchchilefest.com Hillsboro Apple Festival. 575-895-5686 Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta in Mesilla. 575-524-3262 www.oldmesilla.org The Whole Enchilada Fiesta. www.enchiladafiesta.com 575-526-1938 So. New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo 575-524-8602 www.snmstatefair.org Dia de los Muertos at the Plaza 575-647-2369 www.oldmesilla.org Annual Renaissance Craftfaire. 575-523-6403 www.zianet.com/daac Int’l Mariachi Conference & Concert. 575-525-1735 www.lascrucesmariachi.org Christmas Carols & Luminarias on the Plaza in Mesilla. 575-524-3262 www.oldmesilla.org

Las Cruces DOÑA ANA COUNTY

Las Cruces is one of the nation’s top communities for business and retirement because of its infrastructure, climate, a business-oriented New Mexico State University and proximity to strategic military bases and the El Paso international border complex. Visitor opportunities include museums, galleries, new and restored performing arts venues, a revitalized downtown main street district, a river walk ending at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park and scenic hiking trails on both sides of the rugged Organ Mountains. The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum is an especially educational complex. Bordering Las Cruces, the Town of Mesilla offers an escape from daily stress with a traditional Mexican plaza surrounded by Spanish territorial architecture and the towers of San Albino Basilica. The village provides excellent dining and one-of-a-kind shops and galleries. There are weekly performances of mariachi and ballet folklorico groups in the plaza during summer months. Mesilla was the regional headquarters for the Butterfield Stage and the site where Billy the Kid was sentenced to hang. Area attractions include Fort Seldon State Monument and visitor center, White Sands National Monument, Aguirre Spring National Recreational Area, the White Sands Missile Park and Museum and Dripping Springs Natural Area.

LOCATION Las Cruces and Old Mesilla straddle the Rio Grande at the junction of I-10 and I-25, 46 miles north of El Paso.

MORE INFORMATION Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau 800-343-7827 or 575-541-2444 www.lascrucescvb.org

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El Paso WEST TEXAS

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Despite its high-intensity industrial status, the international metropolis of El Paso, Texas/Juárez, Chihuahua still cradles its heritage as the site where Spanish colonizers first entered the Southwest in 1598, the home of buffalo soldiers at old Fort Bliss, the keeper of tales and graves of the old west gunslingers that earned El Paso the reputation as the “Six Shooter Capital,” and the trail of active historic missions built by pueblo Indians who maintain their native beliefs and ceremonies to this day. El Paso protects its legends and pioneer spirit through its museums, reenactments and performances including the outdoor summer month’s spectacle, “Viva El Paso,” on stage at the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. The revitalized downtown district offers an incredible array of international culture, shopping and entertainment. Horseracing and casino gaming at Sunland Park Race Track, Sunbowl football and a packed schedule of fiestas and concerts keep the city hopping year-round. Specialty shops, Mexican arts and crafts and western boot outlets are enticing and plentiful. Hiking trails and picnic sites are available in the Franklin Mountains State Park and there are arts and music performances throughout the year at Chamizal National Memorial, major downtown venues and on the intriguingly beautiful University of Texas El Paso campus. this page: El Paso’s historic border location has helped generate an international flair to the city’s architecture, from its shopping centers to a unique university campus. Sun Bowl stadium overlooks El Paso and Juárez, Mexico.

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Annual El Paso Chamber Music Festival. 915-8339400 www.eppm.org Annual Siglo de Oro Drama Festival 915-532-7273 www.nps.gov/cham Sunland Sunland Park Derby. 575-874-5200 www.sunland-park.com El Paso Marathon. www.elpasomarathon.org Franklin Mountain Poppies Celebration. 915-755-4332 www.chihuahuandesert.org KLAQ International Balloonfest. 915-544-9550 www.klaq.com El Paso Summer Music Festival. 915-449-0619 www.elpasosummermusicfestival.org Plaza Classic Film Festival. 915-533-4020 www.plaza-movies.com Fiesta de las Flores 915-533-3730 fiestadelasflores.org Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta. 915-521-1881 www.chihuahuandesert.org Amigo Airsho. 915-562-6446 www.amigoairsho.org Hueco Tanks Interpretive Fair. 915-857-1135 Nov Dia de los Muertos Celebration 915-373-1513 www.ghosts915.com Season of Lights at the University of Texas 915-747-8600 Annual Sun Bowl. 800-915-BOWL www.sunbowl.org May-Aug Alfresco! Fridays. 915-541-4481 Jun-Aug Music Under the Stars. Sundays 915-541-4481 www.nps.gov/cham

ATTRACTIONS The Border Jumper. One Civic Center Plaza. El Paso-Juarez Trolley Company shuttles back and forth between these twin cities. 915-544-0062. El Paso Zoo. 5-acre zoo with more than 700 animals in nat-ural settings. 915-544-1928. Fort Bliss Museum. A reproduction of the 1854 fort houses the museum.Living history displays & Civil War artifacts. 915-568-4518. EI Paso Museum of Art. One Arts Festival Plaza. Galleries, educational exhibits, museum store. 915-532-1707. Wyler Aerial Tramway. Alabama to McKinley Ave. View two countries and three states from the southern end of the Franklin Mountains. 915566-6622.

LOCATION El Paso is located on I-10 at the international gateway to the Old West.

MORE INFORMATION El Paso Convention & Visitors Bureau (800) 351-6024 www.visitelpaso.com. El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (915) 566-4066 www.ephcc.org. The Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce (915) 534-0500 www.elpaso.org.


BIRDING

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1. Hatch to Deming: NM 26 Raptor Route (Private Property. Bird from road only) F4 2. Mount View Cemetery. F4 3. Deming Water Treatment Area. F4 4. Spring Canyon Unit of Rockhound State Park. F4 5. Pancho Villa State Park. G4 6. NM 9 between Hachita & Animas. G2 7. NM 338 South of Animas (Private Property. Bird from road only.) G1 8. Clanton Canyon. G1 9. State Line Road near Rodeo (Private Property. Bird from road only.) G1 10. Granite Gap. F1 11. Lordsburg Playa (Private Property. Bird from road only.) F1 12. Virden Bridge (Private Property. Bird from road only.) E1 13. Lower Gila Box. E1 14. Glenwood Fish Hatchery. C1 15. National Catwalk Recreation Area. C2 16. Mogollon (Private Property. Bird from road only.) C2 17. Willow Creek Campground. C2 18. Redrock Road (Private Property. Bird from road only.) E2 19. Burro Mountains: Forest Rd. 851. E2 20. Gila River Bird Habitat Area. E2 21. Gila River/Mogollon Creek Confluence. D2 22. Big Ditch Park. E3 23. Cherry Creek/McMillan Campgrounds. E3 24. Signal Peak Road. E3 25. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. D3 26. Lake Roberts Area. D3 27. TNC Mimbres Preserve. D3 28. Fort Bayard Historical District. E3 29. City of Rocks State Park. E3 30. Iron Creek Campground to Lower Gallinas Campground. E4 31. Emory Pass. E4 32. Kingston-Hillsboro Area (Private Property - Bird from road only). E4 33. Las Animas Creek (Private Property. Bird from road only.) D5 34. Percha Dam State Park. E5 35. Caballo Lake State Park & Caballo Dam.D5 36. Las Palomas Marsh. D5 37. Elephant Butte Lake State Park. D5 38. Springtime Campground. C5 39. Leasburg Dam State Park. E5 40. Dripping Springs Recreation Area. F6 41. Aguirre Springs National Recreation Area. F6 42. The Bosque del Apache. B6 43. Water Canyon. B5 44. Socorro Birding Site. B6 A

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Southwest New Mexico and West Texas encompass a number of climate zones and therefore attract a wide variety of bird species. The Rio Grande valley and associated marshlands provide for huge numbers of migratory waterfowl and late fall spectacles, while the mountain regions witness smaller, more specific seasonal movements. Desert locales are more active for a variety of raptors and even burrowing species. Whatever your level of experience or the lengths of your lists, birding has become increasingly popular, and the Southwest region is an outstanding area in which to enjoy it. Old West Traveler has included a list of popular birding locations frequented by the numerous species known to visit the area. Some of the locations are also known for their scenic beauty; others may seem unlikely but are nonetheless areas preferred by a number of our feathered friends. Regional birding experts have verified all locations. In addition to locations on the New Mexico Audubon map, three noteworthy birding sites in the El Paso area include Hueco Tanks State Historical Park northeast of the city, Franklin Mountain State Park that splits the city in half and Keystone Heritage Park, a 52-acre city-owned archeological site, wetlands and botanical garden on the lower west side. By combining information contained in this feature with other resources found throughout the publication, you can plan a birding adventure that also includes hiking, camping, horseback riding and a wealth of other activities that await you in the Southwest.


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Silver City 24 Historic Downtown Silver City (E3) 25 Silver City Museum (E3) 26 WNMU Museum (E3) 27 Royal Scepter Mineral Museum (E3) 28 Pinos Altos (E3) 29 Santa Rita del Cobre Fort (E3) 30 Trail of Mtn. Spirits S. Byway (D3-E3) 31 Gila National Forest (C2-E4) 32 Gila Cliff Dwellings Nat’l. Mon. (D3) 33 Lake Roberts/Mimbres River (D3) 34 Mine Tours & Old Mines (E3) 35 Fort Bayard (E3) 36 City of Rocks State Park (E3) 37 Outer Loop Drive (C1-D3) j Fort Webster (E3) k Royal John (E4) l Fiero (E3) Truth or Consequences 38 T or C Hot Baths (D5) 39 Geronimo Springs Museum (D5) 40 Rio Grande (D5) 41 Elephant Butte Dam (D5) 42 Elephant Butte Lake St. Park (C5-D5) 43 Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway (C4-E4) 44 Monticello/Placita (C3) 45 Pecan & Candy Shop - Cuchillo (D4) 46 Cuchillo Bar & Museum (D5) 47 Winston (C4) 48 Chloride (C4) 49 Caballo Lake State Park (D5-E5) 50 Lake Valley Bk Ctry Byway (D4-E4) A Lake Valley (E4) 51 Hillsboro (E4) 52 Kingston (E4) m Gold Dust (D4) n Grafton (C4) o Pioneer Store Museum (D4) p Elephant Butte Dam q Percha Dam/Campground (E5) r Veterans Mem. Park/Museum (D5) s Engle (D5) Lordsburg 53 Steins Ghost Town (F1) 54 Shakespeare Ghost Town (F2) 55 Lordsburg Museum (F2) 56 Virden (E1) 57 Gila River (C3-E1) 58 Redrock State Wildlife Area (E1) 59 Gila National Forest (E2) 60 Cave Creek (G1) 61 Portal (G1) 62 Rodeo (G1) 63 Animas (G1) 64 Hatchita (G2) 65 Antelope Wells (H2) t Cloverdale (G1) u Granite Gap (G1)

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Deming 66 Deming Visitors Center (F4) 67 Mimbres Museum (F4) 68 Historic Walking Tour (F4) 69 Golf Course (F4) 70 Rockhound State Park (F4) 71 Spring Canyon State Park (F4)

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St. Clair Winery (F4) Geolapidary Museum (F4) Mimbres-Paquime Tour (E3-H2) Pancho Villa State Park (G4) Columbus/Museum (G4) Palomas (G4) Fort Cummings (F4)

w Historic Luna Co. Courthouse (F4) Las Cruces 78 Old Mesilla (F6) 79 NM Farm-Ranch Museum (F6) 80 Gadsden Museum (F6) 81 Branigan Cultural Center (F6)

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New Mexico State University (F6) Natural History Museum (F6) Bataan Death March Memorial (F6) Dripping Springs (F6) Stahmann Farms (F6) White Sands MIssile Range Museum (F6) White Sands Nat’l. Monument (E7)

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Ft. Selden State Monument (E5) Leasburg Dam State Park (E5) War Eagles Air Museum (G6) San Albino Church/Old Mesilla (F6) Aguirre Springs Nat. Recreation Area (F6) Chamberino (F6)


2012-13 New Mexico Traveler  

Affluent hotel guests throughout New Mexico read this definitive, hardcover visitors’ guide. It is an exclusive, in room reference found in...

2012-13 New Mexico Traveler  

Affluent hotel guests throughout New Mexico read this definitive, hardcover visitors’ guide. It is an exclusive, in room reference found in...

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