Sightseeing

San Jose, NM

Not much to see in the area, all the sights are located at the Cliff House 🙂

 

Villanueva, NM – 16 miles away

Villanueva State Park

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Pecos, NM – 17 miles away

Pecos National Historic Park – 17 miles from Cliff House
Gateway to the Plains

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In the midst of piñon, juniper, and ponderosa pine woodlands in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains not far from Santa Fe, the remains of an Indian pueblo stand as a meaningful reminder of a people who once prevailed here. Now a national historical park demonstrates to modern visit rs the cultural exchange and geographic facets central to the rich history of the Pecos Valley.

More than 10,000 years of this rich history is preserved for visitors to Pecos National Historical Park.

 

Pecos Wilderness

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The Pecos Wilderness is a protected wilderness area within the Santa Fe National Forest and Carson National Forest. The Pecos Wilderness lies within the Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest, and the Pecos Ranger District and Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.

 

Las Vegas, NM – 26 miles away

Las Vegas Nature Trails – National Wildlife Refuge
Las Vegas, NM

Spanish for ‘the meadows,’ Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge’s history dates as far back as 8,000 BC when old world Indians inhabited the high plains area.

www.fws.gov/refuge/las_vegas/

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Montezuma Hot Springs – 5 miles outside of Las Vegas
These hot springs are free and on the side of the road.   Not the prettiest location in the world, but the Hot Springs are nice.  In case you are not familiar with Hot Springs, the sulphur can smell pretty strong.   

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A collection of hot springs bubbling out of the side of a hill, feeding a variety of rock and cement tubs. Though the springs were originally used by the historic Montezuma Castle Resort, they are now accessible to the public. Three groupings of hot springs has been diverted into rather rustic cement and rock pools and tubs along the side of the road in the small community of Montezuma. Originally the numerous indoor hot-spring pools were operated by Montezuma Castle and several other resorts. Though most of the bathhouses are gone now, and the hot springs are out in the open – they have been kept rather clean, and bathers tend to be orderly because the owners, the United World College, maintain stringent regulations for using the tubs. Pools and tubs range in size and temperature, and with a little experimenting, you can find the perfect soak.

Directions: From Las Vegas, NM go approx. 6 miles northwest on NM 65. Watch for signs on the right side of the road near the Armand Hammer United World College of the American West.

 

 

Santa Fe, NM – 35 Miles away

Meow Wolf is an art collective in Santa Fe, NM.
1352 Rufina Cir, Santa Fe, NM 87507

www.meowwolf.com

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Santa Fe National Forest

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The Santa Fe National Forest is a protected national forest in northern New Mexico in the Southwestern United States. It was established in 1915 and covers 1,558,452 acres (6,306.83 km2). Elevations range from 5,300 feet (1600 m) to 13,103 feet (4000 m) at the summit of Truchas Peak, located within the Pecos Wilderness. The Jemez, Coyote, and Cuba districts are located in the Jemez Mountains; the Pecos/Las Vegas district is located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains; and the Española district is located in both mountain ranges. In descending order of land area the forest lies in parts of Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Mora, and Los Alamos counties. Forest headquarters are located in the city of Santa Fe.

 

Santa Fe Children Museum
1050 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 989-8359

www.santafechildrensmuseum.org

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Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 672-3861

www.nps.gov/band/index.htm

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Cathedral Basilica of St Francis, Santa Fe
131 Cathedral PlSanta Fe, NM 87501-2026

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