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Road Trips

New Mexico’s Best Stonefly Fishing Just Across the State Line

trout in net with fly in mouth

Some of the best fly fishing in New Mexico can be found just across the state line in southern Colorado when the Conejos River is thick with stoneflies during the annual hatch. Continue reading »

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Star Gazing Best at Clayton Lake State Park

Clayton Lake State Park features great fishing and camping, fabulous scenery and spectacular night skies.

If you’re looking to see stars, then forget Santa Fe’s Plaza and get out to Clayton Lake State Park where they throw parties for them all the time.
Boasting some of the best star-gazing conditions in the country the park is only one of four worldwide that is officially recognized for its incredibly dark skies. Continue reading »

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Great Bass Fishing So Close to Santa Fe and Albuquerque it Should be Illegal

Leo Salcido of Albuquerque, shows of a nice, fat, bigmouth bass he caught at Shady Lakes.

For over 50 years Shady Lakes in Alameda has been providing anglers a lush retreat where the thrill of battling a big bass is only a cast away.
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Ice Fishing Eagle Nest Lake a Bracing Winter Feat

Adam Vigil, 7, of Taos waits patiently for a bite while ice fishing with his family at Eagle Nest Lake on Saturday, Jan.5, 2008.

Ice fishing at Eagle Nest Lake in northern New Mexico is a fun way to catch fish and have fun outdoors during the winter months. Continue reading »

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Ice Fishing Tips and Tricks by Matt Pelletier of Fish Enchantment

Matt Pelletier shows off a nice trout caught while ice fishing in New Mexico.

Winter has arrived in New Mexico and thick sheets of ice have formed on many lakes providing anglers with an opportunity to keep fishing in a whole new way.

Ice fishing is a sure fire cure for the winter blues and when properly done can be fun and fulfilling too.
And if there’s one rule to ice fishing it’s that there’s no such thing as being over dressed. Continue reading »

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Wildlife and More at CWW Feed Store

CWW Feedstore, San Ysidro, New Mexico.

They were once a staple of many small towns across New Mexico, local feed and supply stores where one could find a decent pair of gloves, all sorts of hardware and some hay for your horse. These days it’s a lot easier to find one of those dollar stores than an old fashioned mercantile, but … Continue reading »

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Remote Forest Cabin Makes for Great Romantic Getaway

Looking for a romantic getaway in the great outdoors after being cooped up all winter? Then the Forest Service has got just the place for you, a neat little cabin in the woods, tucked in among a vast stand of aspens with a babbling brook and beaver ponds right outside the front door. And it’s … Continue reading »

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Bandelier Now Even More Spectacular with New Theatre and Film

  It’s already a magical place that captivates visitors with its mysterious caves, ancient Indian history and soaring cliff walls. But now Bandelier National Monument is all that much better with the recent addition of a new high tech theatre showcasing a visually stunning film of the monument and its surroundings. And that’s just another … Continue reading »

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Villanueva State Park- A Charming, Secluded Get Away

A cross erected upon the grounds of an old Spanish ruin at Villanueva State Park.

Gazing out from the overlook trail at Villanueva State Park one can see the Pecos River sparkling in the sunlight as it meanders through the scenic valley below. It’s a short but steep climb to the top of the hill overlooking this tidy little state park, but the rewards are spectacular views of the surrounding … Continue reading »

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Bosque del Apache: A Winter Wildlife Spectacle

The massive flock of snow geese all took off at once, engulfing this lone visitor to the Bosque del Apache in a swirling mass of brilliant white and the din of heavy honking. Within minutes the birds were all gone and the air became still again. But then the clucking calls of a few cranes … Continue reading »

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