High on the desert plateau, awash in the light that has inspired artists over the centuries, pathways into some of the most beautiful and mystical lands await.
This is your guide to more than 50 spectacular and sublime walks, hikes, and backpacking adventures accessing the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo mountains, contorted volcanic formations, and striated canyons.
Move across the expansive Valle Grande; pierce the clouds on Wheeler Peak; wade through a sea of wildflowers along subalpine lakes in the Pecos Wilderness; walk with the ancients as you explore ruins left by American Indian, Hispanic, and Anglo inhabitants in places like Chaco Canyon and Bandelier National Monument.
About the Author
Kai Huschke, the author of 50 Hikes in Washington and Washington's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide, has hiked, biked, climbed, fished, kayaked, and skied throughout the Western US for more than 15 years. An avid outdoorsman and member of American Trails, he lives in Potlatch, Idaho.