La Quinta Inn Santa Fe
Travel Blogs from Santa Fe
... Cuba; and Livingstone, Zambia. We arrive in Santa Fe, and it's 87 scorching degrees -- almost 70 degrees warmer than when we crossed Red Mountain Pass this morning. We are baking! Santa Fe has a large, artistic community – with thriving colonies for artists and writers. Every August, the city hosts the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, the oldest and largest juried Native American art showcase in the world. Notable residents of Santa ...
... history of New Mexico - really and truly interesting. This is a wild part of the world, or was. True frontier country, cowboys and Indians etc! It became a state of the IS in 1912, but had been an area of dispute amongst Indians, Spanish missionaries and soldiers, later Mexicans (once Mexico was independent of Spain) and Americans, who fought with the Mexicans to have it as part of the US! And a stage for the Wild West - Billy the Kid country. So lots ...
... fleeting from gallery to gallery on Canyon Road - this road has over 50 independent art galleries housed in haciendas with beautiful gardens - creativity oozes out of this road. I've posted some pictures of our favourite pieces (these were all taken on my phone so unfortunately they are not SLR quality). Whilst in Santa Fe we also enjoyed some local Mexican food (this is fast becoming our favourite cuisine now), gorgeous French crepes and ...
... wide open spaces and rocky outcrops in this cow- raising country ... Whitetail deer grazed nearby the railroad .. horses roamed here and there, anywhere with a creek and tree cover as many areas are very dry and it is HOT !
There were occasional abandoned rail side homesteads and for a long way just a few operational ranches/small holdings. I didn't see any roads or cars or people for more than an hour ... ...
... which was relatively calm and peaceful.
After buying a sack lunch, we drove up towards Hyde Memorial State Park. The weather was ideal -- cool, slightly breezy, partly cloudy. The trail we opted to take (Borrega, Winsor, Bear Wallow) actually departs from a trailhead just beyond the park entrance, as you head up to the ski area. The trail is a loop, about 4 miles long, and was the perfect lunch hike. It begins heading downhill, through ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking