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Scenic area located in Northern New Mexico that offers excellent outdoor...

Scenic area located in Northern New Mexico that offers excellent outdoor recreation opportunities in its mountains, rivers and canyons.

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Came up here on a recommendation to see the sunset. Unfortunately there was a lot of cloud cover, but it was great to drive through the lush landscape. Saw a lot of deer. Wish we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
Christine T

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kentucky
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great alternative route through Los Alamos National Lab and then through Valle Grande - which is a collapsed volcanic dome with lush meadows. While we didn't see any elk in June, they are very common in this area. We followed route 4 out of Los Alamos (you will have to show your ID to drive through the... More 

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51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Came up here on a recommendation to see the sunset. Unfortunately there was a lot of cloud cover, but it was great to drive through the lush landscape. Saw a lot of deer. Wish we had known about this sooner and had more time as we would love to camp/barbecue/hike here.

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Thank Christine T
Seattle
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370 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We took a drive here from Santa Fe. We were thinking about hiking, but the trails are rough enough that you really need to dress appropriately, including layers and hiking footwear. Nonetheless we loved the drive, including the viewpoints along the way. The national forest is unspoiled and absolutely lovely. We spotted a couple of deer too.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

We took a beautiful drive up through the Santa Fe National Forest, lots of winding open road and places to stop to admire the views

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Kerrville, Texas
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

We were visiting family in New Mexico for the holidays, so we took the trip to Santa Fe for our kids to play in the snow! We went to sled and found plenty of snow for our kids to play in and some great hills to sled. The road up the mountain was well maintained and easy enough to drive.... More 

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Adrian, Missouri
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105 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Lots of placed to see nature in this great space. Pulled up and stopped alongside 2 deer. Very shy, but they stood their ground for the 5 min we sat in the car roughly 15' away from them for about 15 min. A cool site.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

that there is no cell phone service after you head up the mountain from Pecos. Also, campground water pumps are turned off about this time of year, so carry all your water. In addition, the store at Terrero is closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.... Well, in short, take everything you need. The road back to the town of Pecos is... More 

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United States
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105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I have been hiking here about once a week since I've been in Santa Fe. There are beautiful trails throughout the forest for every skill level and two stunning overlooks for those who just want a leisurely drive. Since I will be leaving soon I will let you in on my secret. There is nothing quite like taking a little... More 

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Kansas
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Absolutely stunning views. Great trails - and there are also campgrounds located throughout. If you have time, keep following the road to Hyde Memorial State Park and hike the easier waterfall trail.

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Grayslake, Illinois
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241 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Black Canyon campground located in this forest and it was beautiful. Towering pines and clean, crisp air was wonderful. Offers nice proximity to Santa Fe.

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