12 Best Tourist Attractions in New Mexico USA
New Mexico is a state in the Southwestern region of the United States of America; its capital and cultural center is Santa Fe which was founded in 1610 as capital of Nuevo México, while its largest city is Albuquerque with its accompanying metropolitan area. It is one of the Mountain States and shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and Arizona; its other neighboring states are Oklahoma to the northeast, Texas to the east-southeast, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua to the south and Sonora to the southwest.
10 places you need to see when driving Route 66
Although Historic Route 66 is no longer the Main Street of America, this long stretch between Los Angeles and Chicago is still an iconic American road trip destination.
This corridor is like a journey through American history, where you can see flickering neon signs, abandoned gas stations, quirky museums, breathtaking natural formations, old-fashioned diners and motels, and some of the nation’s most-famous landmarks.
Don’t rush your Route 66 road trip; the journey is the destination here.
While some of the landmarks have shut their doors, there are still plenty of great stops along the way. Here are our favorite ways to get your kicks on Route 66.
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Turquoise Trail - New Mexico, United States
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Turquoise Trail New Mexico
Quirky, scenic drive along Route 14 from Albuquerque to Santa Fe.
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Travel blogs from Turquoise Trail:
- ... (about 50 miles) We took the ' Turquoise Trail,' the scenic route ...
- ... DAY 21, Wednesday, Turquoise Trail -Today we drove from Santa Fe to Albuquerque via the historic Turquoise Trail, famous for turquoise mining ...
- ... This time it's the Turquoise Trail which follows the ridge of Sandia Mountains ...
- ... Cut North before Albuquerque to follow the Turquoise trail to Santa Fe (a trade route since before 2000ad) the scenery is breathtaking with so many shades of pink to deep ...
- ... We traveled north via the Turquoise Trail, one of New Mexico 's scenic tours - a back road that leads north to Santa Fe via hwy 14 ...
- ... pero ninguno en el cielo sera por falta de fe Le lendemain, nous arrivons enchantes a Santa Fe: la Turquoise Trail est magnifique, avec des paysages desertiques, caillouteux, quelques falaises, des grandes routes americaines comme on les imagine ...
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- Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
- Tijeras, New Mexico, United States
- Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Photos in this video:
- Cerillos Turquoise Museum on Turquoise Trail by Lstoneham from a blog titled New Mexico--Santa Fe Albuquerque Amazing Scenery
- Garden of the Gods - Turquoise Trail by Lstoneham from a blog titled New Mexico--Santa Fe Albuquerque Amazing Scenery
- Sandia Crest - Turquoise Trail NM by Lstoneham from a blog titled New Mexico--Santa Fe Albuquerque Amazing Scenery
- SJ on Turquoise Trail by Sjandbuddy from a blog titled 3 sista's reunited
- The Turquoise Trail by Thesteeles from a blog titled Coal Mine Museum
- Turquoise Trail by Lstoneham from a blog titled New Mexico--Santa Fe Albuquerque Amazing Scenery
American Road Trip Hyperlapse 2238 miles on i-40 from Tennessee to California
American Road Trip Hyperlapse. We drove 2238 miles on i40 from Tennessee to California. We drove through Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada. These are some of the notable cities we went through; Memphis, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, Albuquerque, Flagstaff, Las Vegas, and Reno.
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RV Nomad Life | Turquoise Trail RV Park Aerial/Tour
Turquoise Trail RV Park is located 15 minutes east of Albuquerque. This video contains aerial and a walking tour of the park.
The mountains block the noise and light from the city creating an amazing night sky full of stars! The RV Park is open year around, but can be considerably colder in the winter, at 7,000 ft elevation. The RV Park is located about 45 minutes from Sandia Peak Ski Area, and about 20 minutes from the entrance to Cibola National Forest.
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Turquoise Trail Campground
22 Calvary Road, Cedar Crest, New Mexico 87008
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Oliver Lee Memorial State Park Campground Alamogordo New Mexico NM
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Oliver Lee Memorial State Park Campground near Alamogordo New Mexico offers partial and primitive hookup RV and tent camping in a quiet and remote setting. Located south of Alamogordo the state park has miles of hiking trails and a picturesque setting against the desert foot of the dramatic Sacramento Mountains. The park features historic exhibits and a fully restored 19th century ranch house.
Able to accommodate most any sized RV full site specifications can be found on their reservations pages (7 sites are available for advanced reservation). White Sands National Monument is about 30 minutes away.
Picnic tables and fire rings at each site. The sites are generally backins but can be used as a pull thru (similar to a pull out on the roadway).
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Route 66, New Mexico, United States, North America
U.S. Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway and colloquially known as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in America, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km). It was recognized in popular culture by both the hit song (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66 and the Route 66 television show in the 1960s. Route 66 served as a major path for those who migrated west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and it supported the economies of the communities through which the road passed. People doing business along the route became prosperous due to the growing popularity of the highway, and those same people later fought to keep the highway alive in the face of the growing threat of being bypassed by the new Interstate Highway System. Route 66 underwent many improvements and realignments over its lifetime, and it was officially removed from the United States Highway System on June 27, 1985, after it had been replaced in its entirety by the Interstate Highway System. Portions of the road that passed through Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, and Arizona have been designated a National Scenic Byway of the name Historic Route 66, which is returning to some maps. Several states have adopted significant bypassed sections of the former US 66 into the state road network as State Route 66. US 66 covered 380 miles (610 km) in the state and passed through many Indian reservations in the western half of New Mexico. East of those reservations, the highway passed through Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Vegas. As in Arizona, in New Mexico, U.S. 66 paralleled I-40. In 1857, Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale, a Naval officer in the service of the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers, was ordered by the War Department to build a government-funded wagon road along the 35th Parallel. His secondary orders were to test the feasibility of the use of camels as pack animals in the southwestern desert. This road became part of US 66. Before a nationwide network of numbered highways was adopted by the states, named auto trails were marked by private organizations. The route that would become Route 66 was covered by three highways. The Lone Star Route passed through St. Louis on its way from Chicago to Cameron, Louisiana, though US 66 would take a shorter route through Bloomington rather than Peoria. The transcontinental National Old Trails Road led via St. Louis to Los Angeles, but was not followed until New Mexico; instead US 66 used one of the main routes of the Ozark Trails system, which ended at the National Old Trails Road just south of Las Vegas, New Mexico. Again, a shorter route was taken, here following the Postal Highway between Oklahoma City and Amarillo. Finally, the National Old Trails Road became the rest of the route to Los Angeles. While legislation for public highways first appeared in 1916, with revisions in 1921, it was not until Congress enacted an even more comprehensive version of the act in 1925 that the government executed its plan for national highway construction. The original inspiration for a roadway between Chicago and Los Angeles was planned by entrepreneurs Cyrus Avery of Tulsa, Oklahoma and John Woodruff of Springfield, Missouri. The pair lobbied the American Association of State Highway and Transportation (AASHTO) for the creation of a route following the 1925 plans. From the outset, public road planners intended US 66 to connect the main streets of rural and urban communities along its course for the most practical of reasons: most small towns had no prior access to a major national thoroughfare. The numerical designation 66 was assigned to the Chicago-to-Los Angeles route on April 30, 1926 in Springfield, Missouri. A placard in Park Central Square was dedicated to the city by the Route 66 Association of Missouri, and traces of the Mother Road are still visible in downtown Springfield along Kearney Street, Glenstone Avenue, College, and St. Louis streets and on Route 266 to Halltown, Missouri. Championed by Avery when the first talks about a national highway system began, US 66 was first signed into law in 1927 as one of the original U.S. Highways, although it was not completely paved until 1938.
Getting to Petroglyphs near Massacre Peak, NM
The Petroglyphs near Massacre Peak, NM
The Beautiful Roads of America
Wonderful road trip across 9 states of USA
with my wife and 2 friends.
~4900 miles (~7800 km)
Thousands of photographs.
100GB of DVR footage.
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Touch up on a painted shield on Route 66 in Montoya NM
I noticed from the interstate that this section of 66 had recently been resurfaced. I remembered putting a sign there and decided I better stop and put another one there.