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New mexico trip

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New mexico trip

I am planning a week trip to New mexico, mainly Santa Fe, Taos, and Angel Fire areas. What do you recommend we do and see?

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So many things to do and not enough space to list them.

Santa Fe has great museums, shopping, historical sites, nature and dining. Look on www.santafe.org for lots of info and then ask more specific questions.

Taos also has great museums, Taos Pueblo, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, shopping and dining.

When are you visiting? Who is visiting..adults, family, single?????

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If you are coming from Arizona through Albuquerque, you may enjoy our historic Old Town area, adjacent diverse museums, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and perhaps a ride up to Sandia Crest on the world's longest tram ride.

You'll be seeing Taos Pueblo, one of Northern New Mexico's "must-sees," but you might also want to consider, Acoma Pueblo off I-40 about 60 miles west of Albuquerque. The "Sky City" still sits atop it's formidable mesa top, little changed from the time when Coronado's men first encountered it in 1540. The same can be said for Taos Pueblo's "North House." Enjoy your trip.

Edited: 30 April 2010, 04:43
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As to who is going, we will be two couples aged 60-65. We are not much for shopping but prefer outdoor things. This trip will be more of a scouting trip, as we plan on returning next year for another visit. We will probably tour one museum---which one would you suggest? What about state/national parks or Indian sites? What about river rafting--is it worth it?

We enjoy music, singing, dancing----suggestions for night life in Santa Fe or Taos?

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Petroglyph Nalt Park is in Albuquerque if you are interested. Old town of Albu and Santa Fe are both unique and interesting-- tour the Taos Pueblo.

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If you like art, you could spend a whole day wandering around Canyon Road: It's not far from the Plaza which is really nice too.

You almost have to narrow down museums in Santa Fe by interest. One you might not normally consider is a great one: Try the Folk Art museum. It turned me into a fan... Bob

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We specialize in information about Taos, so here's some stuff to do on your scouting mission.

Check out the Taos Association of Bed and Breakfast Inns website for links to these activities by the way (the links page is being updated this week and should be available for you to pick things from soon).


Horseback riding at the Taos Ski Valley is always great. The guides are experienced and the horses know the trails best.

White water rafting. The Taos Box and the Racecourse are both world-class whitewater experiences. We send our guests on these a lot through June.

Fly Fishing. Not just for men anymore. The flyfishing guides are exceptional here -- they know all the secret spots. Day trips are reasonable and all the guests we send come back with miles of smiles (really!).

National Geographic listed the Llama Treks available here in Taos as one of the top things to do in the world last year.

The Pueblo is the only inhabited World Heritage Site in the U.S. Must see.

Use a B&B as your home base and you'll get the personal attention and concierge level service that you deserve.

Safe Journeys!

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