Day Trips from Albuquerque: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler [NOOK Book]

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Need a day away to relax, refresh, renew? Just get in your car and go! This first edition of Day Trips from Albuquerque is your guide to hundreds of exciting things to do, see, and discover in your own backyard. With full tripplanning information and tips on where to eat, shop, and stop along the way, you can make the most of your time off and rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip. Explore places you never knew existed-most within a two-hour drive of the Albuquerque ...

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Day Trips from Albuquerque: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler

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Overview

Need a day away to relax, refresh, renew? Just get in your car and go! This first edition of Day Trips from Albuquerque is your guide to hundreds of exciting things to do, see, and discover in your own backyard. With full tripplanning information and tips on where to eat, shop, and stop along the way, you can make the most of your time off and rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip. Explore places you never knew existed-most within a two-hour drive of the Albuquerque metro area.

Do something scenic: Ride to the summit of 10,378-foot Sandia Peak aboard the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway for a fine view of Albuquerque.

Do something romantic: Take a rest at the lovely Hacienda Vargas bed-and-breakfast in Algodones-a historic adobe-brick building that has served as stage stop, train station, and post office.

Do something historic: Learn about Indian history, the Civil War in New Mexico, and the Santa Fe Trail at the museum in Pecos National Historical Park.

Do something kid-friendly: Check out the old mining gear and the restored 1901 steam locomotive at the Old Coal Mine Museum in Madrid.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762766475
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 8/3/2010
  • Series: Day Trips
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 445,481
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Nicky Leach, who moved from her native England to the western United States thirty years ago, is the award-winning author of numerous guidebooks to the natural and cultural history of places from Florida to the West.
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Table of Contents

Preface xvii

travel tips xix

using this travel guide xxv

north

day trip 01

pueblo and peak 2

sandia pueblo 2

sandia peak 5

placitas 6

day trip 02

traveling to santa fe on el camino real and old route 66 8

algodones 8

san felipe pueblo 10

kewa (santo domingo) pueblo 11

cochiti pueblo 11

la cienega 12

day trip 03

riding the rails to historic santa fe 15

guadalupe historic district 17

santa fe plaza 19

barrio de analco 23

day trip 04

santa fe's canyon road, museum hill, and foothill hikes 25

lower canyon road 27

upper canyon road 29

museum hill 30

day trip 05

badlands to bombs-past meets present between santa fe and lost alamos 33

tesuque village 33

tesuque pueblo 36

pojoaque 37

las barrancas 38

san idefonso pueblo 39

los alamos 39

northeast

day trip 01

mining and memories on the turquoise trail 44

cedar crest 46

sandia crest national scenic byway 46

madrid 47

cerrillos 49

day trip 02

traders, ruins, and refuges on the santa fe trail 52

pecos 54

el valle 55

las vegas 57

watrous 58

cimarron 59

clayton 61

raton 62

day trip 03

orchards, wineries, and whitewater on the low road to taos 63

española 63

ohkay owingeh (san juan pueblo) 65

alcalde 67

embudo 68

dixon 69

pilar 70

day trip 04

sacred architecture and pilgrims on the high road to taos 71

nambé pueblo 73

chimayó 73

cordova 76

truchas 76

las trampas 77

picuris pueblo 77

ranchos de taos 78

day trip 05

iconoclasts, indian dances, and après ski 80

taos 80

day trip 06

moguls, miners, and memorials along the enchanted circle 89

rio grande gorge 91

questa 91

red river 93

angel fire 94

taos canyon 97

east

day trip 01

from clovis man to buddy holly on route 66 100

edgewood 100

clines corners 103

santa rosa 103

fort sumner 104

clovis 105

portales 106

tucumcari 107

southeast

day trip 01

the salt missions trail 110

tijeras 112

manzano mountains 112

tajique 113

punta del agua 113

mountainair 114

belen 116

isleta pueblo 116

day trip 02

aliens, artists, apaches, odd rocks, and billy the kid 118

roswell 120

ruidoso 121

mescalero apache reservation 122

capitan 123

lincoln 123

alamogordo 124

cloudcroft 125

carlsbad 126

south

day trip 01

birds, bosque, and hot springs 130

socorro 130

truth or consequences 134

southwest

day trip 01

landscape art, telescopes, and very good pie 138

magdalena 138

datil 141

pie town 142

quemado 143

reserve 143

glenwood 144

silver city 146

west

day trip 01

mesa-top pueblos, volcanoes, and rock art 150

laguna pueblo 150

sky city of acoma 152

grants 154

gallup 158

northwest

day trip 01

ranches and wineries in albuquerque's rural north valley 162

los ranchos de albuquerque 162

corrales 166

bernalillo 168

day trip 02

rock art and balloons 169

petroglyph national moument 171

balloon fiesta park 173

rio rancho 173

santa ana pueblo 174

day trip 03

hot springs and hiking in the jemez mountains 176

jemez pueblo 178

jemez springs 179

la cueva 181

bandelier national monument 182

day trip 04

cliff dwellings, canyons, and ancient springs in the española valley 184

santa clara pueblo 186

el rito 187

ojo caliente 188

day trip 05

georgia o'keeffe country 190

abiquiu 192

ghost ranch 194

tierra amarilla 196

chama 196

day trip 06

indian country 198

navajo nation 198

chaco culture national historical park 201

bloomfield 203

aztec 203

jicarilla apache nation 204

regional information 206

general information 210

festivals and celebrations 212

index 218

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