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We took a trolley tour of Santa Fe and the Canyon Road area was part of the tour. I wanted to go back and walk through the area but we didn't have enough time. I was there many years ago and loved that area. It looks more crowded now though, many more houses are art galleries…
It was a cold, dreary day and we did not see much action at the galleries so we just drove thru. Would love to have come back on a sunny, warm day and walked from gallery to gallery
Had a ball going in and out of multiple art galleries. Some of the art gallery staff very knowledgeable about the artist’s works, others couldn’t be bothered looking up from their cell phones/laptops. Be aware-lots of uneven, cracked sidewalks-not easy on the feet!
if your into art then drive up this road. its about 8 blocks of none stop art galleries of all types and sizes. sprinkled in are a few bars and restaurants. find parking on the street and walk as the public sites charge an hourly rate. this is a four hour destination
We were only in Santa Fe for the day, so we could only allocate a couple of hours for the Canyon Road district. We barely scratched the surface of maybe a quarter to a third of the galleries. Great artists!