Eagle Nest

For a winter wonderland like Eagle Nest, nature is always awe-inspiring.

Even after the summer sun has cooled and the fall leaves have dropped, the forests and open spaces in and around Eagle Nest are alive with the natural movements of Northern New Mexico.

Downtown Eagle Nest photo taken morning after fresh snow. Courtesy Mary Berglund

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Questa

Known as the “Gateway to the Enchanted Circle,” Questa, New Mexico is the quintessential small town. 

Quests sits amidst nearly 500,000 acres of pristine protected lands, including the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and two designated Wilderness Areas in the Carson National Forest, the ultimate location for outdoor recreation. Courtesy photo

Less than an hour from Taos and sitting at 7,500 feet elevation, Questa is the northern gateway to the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, which surrounds Wheeler Peak, the highest summit in the state. Questa is one in a long chain of tiny towns that popped up along the Rio Grande from what is now Mexico into southern Colorado in the 18th and 19th centuries. Continue reading “Questa”

Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo is not just a historic site but home to many traditions.

Known as the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States, the main areas of the present Taos Pueblo were most likely constructed between 1000 and 1450 AD. The pueblo is designated a Unesco World Heritage Site along with other historic places like Macchu Picchu, Stonehenge, Easter Island, Rome, Venice and the Taj Mahal. It is also designated a National Historic Landmark. It is the only living Native American community to hold both designations. Some of those who call Taos Pueblo and its over 111,000 acres of land home are artisans and create beautiful things or handcraft products like soaps and home goods. 

Indian Hills drum group out of Barstow, California, pounds out a rhythm during the Grand Entry at the 2019 Taos Pueblo Powwow. Rick Romancito/Taos News

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Red River

America is a lot of things to a lot of people. It’s apple pie and ball games and fireworks.

It’s nature and hot dogs and roller coasters. It’s “Main Street” and diners and playgrounds.

Courtesy Town of Red River Tourism & Economic Development Department

By any of those standards, Red River is America. Red River’s main street is evenly called, “Main Street,” and practically the entire town is on it: shops, restaurants and local businesses. Even the ski resort is a short walk from Main Street.  Continue reading “Red River”

Taos Ski Valley

“Taos is different because of our people, our varied terrain and our values. 

Which compel us to think first and foremost about our community and our environment” said David Norden, CEO of Taos Ski Valley.

Courtesy Taos Ski Valley

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Arroyo Seco

More than 200 years ago

Two farmers, brothers from Rio Arriba County, found themselves searching for fertile land to the east of their home.

Cristóbal Martínez and José Gregorio Martínez searched for days before finding themselves in a rich and vibrant valley where they planted their crops before building a new home in 1806. When Cristóbal and José Gregorio dug that first hole and dropped in that first seed, the high-desert hamlet of Arroyo Seco was born. 

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