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Select hikes of New Mexico.

Cabresto Lake a Great High Country Hideaway

Cabresto Lake above Questa in scenic northern New Mexico is hard to reach but well worth the effort. Continue reading »

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Winter a wonderful time to visit the Valles Caldera

barn and corrals at valles caldera in winter

When the Valles Caldera National Preserve is blanketed in a sea of gleaming snow it’s a great time to visit this spectacular outdoor recreation area in the Jemez Mountains. Continue reading »

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Otter Olshansky: A lonely death on New Mexico’s Continental Divide Trail

snowy forest road

Olshansky had hiked into the northern New Mexico wilderness near Chama on November 14, 2015, looking for solitude.
It swallowed him whole. Read the story Outside magazine missed. Insightful and in-depth investigative journalism by award winning reporter, Wren Propp. Continue reading »

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Winter Fishing and Camping on the San Juan River

There’s a reason savvy travelers love the off-season and the same goes for those who love to fish, especially on the fabled San Juan River in northwest New Mexico. Here’s some tips and tricks on how to enjoy some of the finest winter fishing in the west.
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A Visit to Tsankawi at Bandelier Takes One Back in Time

Tsankawi entrance sign

Sitting upon the edge of a cliff at Tsankawi, legs dangling in space, basking in the midwinter sun, one can look out over the snow dusted valley below and perhaps understand why the ancient Indians choose to live here hundreds of years ago. Continue reading »

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Great Winter Hikes Can Be Found in Los Alamos & White Rock Areas

Tsankawi Indian ruins near White Rock NM.

New Mexico’s mild winter weather makes for ideal hiking conditions and the White Rock and Los Alamos area boasts some of the best sunny and scenic strolls around. Continue reading »

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Santa Fe’s La Tierra Trails Provides a Haven for Bikers, Hikers and Outdoor Recreationists.

mountain biker on new mexican trail

Santa Fe’s 1,500-acre La Tierra Trails public recreation area is a great place for hikers, bikers, horseback riders to enjoy over 25 miles of trails and immense scenic views. Continue reading »

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Tent Rocks National Monument

It can be a challenging and exciting climb to the top of the Canyon Trail at Tent Rocks National Monument but those who make it are rewarded with a striking panoramic view of the valley floor below.

From on high one can see the sparkling waters of the Rio Grande forming the lake at Cochiti dam, the spreading plains to the east, the Ortiz mountains looming in the south and the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Moutains to the north and west.

But it is the view from behind, from where the hiker just came, that may be the most impressive as the eerie tent-shaped hoodoos for which this place is named dominate the scene. Continue reading »

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