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Santa Fe & Taos Walking: Natural & Artistic Inspiration in New Mexico
|from $2,898* per person||6 Days||May, June, September, October|
|Luxury accommodations||Exertion level: 5|
|Operator: Backroads||20 people max|
- Santa fe, new mexico
- Active & Adventure trips
- A weave of Spanish, Mexican, Anglo and indigenous traditions
- Hike centuries-old paths to ancient cliff dwellings and descend into a deep wildlife-rich river gorge
- Ghost Ranch: art history set amid a gorgeous red-rock landscape
- Explore artsy Santa Fe and authentic Taos
- Rancho de San Juan, combining European elegance with Southwestern style
New Mexico, United States
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Day 1 Explore historic Santa Fe, whose rich past is preserved in centuries-old adobe architecture and splendid European-style churches In Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, explore slot canyons and cone-shaped rock formations created millions of years ago.
Day 2 Hike an ancient route to fascinating cliff dwellings in Bandelier National Monument Imagine an Ancestral Pueblo community thriving amid the sculpted volcanic tuff of Frijoles Canyon.
Day 3 A weave of Spanish, Mexican, Anglo and indigenous traditions Tour the revered Santuario de Chimayó, where modern-day pilgrims flock to be healed The 1,000-year-old Taos Pueblo, a marvel of American Indian architecture, welcomes you Loop through foothills clad in piñon and juniper or get to know Taos.
Day 4 European elegance and Southwest style at Rancho de San Juan Descend into a deep gorge where the Red River and Rio Grande converge, and watch for red-tailed hawks, porcupines and mule deer.
Days 5-6 Ghost Ranch: art history set amid a gorgeous red-rock landscape Discover the striking scenery made famous in Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings A delectable candlelit dinner at the nationally acclaimed Three Forks awaits Hike to a point overlooking the Jemez Mountains and Sangre de Cristo Range.