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Mountains OJO CALIENTE, SPANISH VILLAGES, TAOS

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Raton

Chama

64 u

Taos

Dulce

84 u

Ojo Caliente Pilar

72

u

Ranchos

Picuris 518 de Taos Pueblo 75 285 u

Velarde

68

76

San Juan Pueblo

76

Española Santa Clara Pueblo Puye Cliffs

u

30

503 285 u

Des Moines

64 u

Penasco

Las Trampas Truchas Sipapu Ski Area

Chimayo

25 u

Rociada Nambe Pueblo

Tesuque Pueblo Las Vegas

Los Alamos

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25 u

Santa Fe

this page: The colorful sandstone bluffs behind Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu continue to inspire artists and photographers from around the world.

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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.

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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