Take a road trip around New Mexico with this fantastic route. If you time it right, you can experience the wonders of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in the Fall.
Albuquerque to Los Alamos Area: 70 miles
1 night Santa Fe National Forest (San Antonio Campground)
Starting from Albuquerque, you will spend one night in the Santa Fe National Forest at the San Antonio Campground. Spend the day hiking through the ponderosa pines and the night gazing up at the stars. This puts you in a great location to visit Bandelier National Monument where you hike and climb into the cave dwellings of native americans.
Los Alamos to Ojo Caliente: 73 miles
1 night Ojo Caliente
Head into the mountains and Ojo Caliente where you can sit back and relax in the healing waters of Ojo Caliente.
Ojo to Taos: 40 miles
2 nights Taos Area
After, you will continue on to the Taos Area, the only living Native American community that can boast being a World Heritage Site and a National Historic Landmark.
Taos to Santa Fe: 70 miles
3 nights Santa Fe
Your final stop brings you to Santa Fe. Once you reach this artist hub,, you can enjoy the art, culture, and food that this melting pot city has created. Wander along the adobe lined streets and before you know it, it will be time to head back to Albuquerque!