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Native Trails of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado

Day 1 Fly to Albuquerque Arrive in Albuquerque, NM and spend two nights here discovering unique shops and markets and a fascinating Spanish and Native American culture. Historic Route 66 passed through Albuquerque and today you can still see neon signs glowing on Central Avenue. 
Day 3 Chinle, AZ Canyon de Chelly National Monument This Navajo tribal land is characterised by its sheer cliff walls, and the fertile canyon which has provided rich agricultural land and sheltered spaces for dwellings for thousands of years.
Day 4 Monument Valley, UT, Mexican Hat, UT On the border of Arizona and Utah, Monument Valley is a landscape of canyons in an otherwise flat desert landscape. Navajo guided tours are available for an insight into the history and culture of this much filmed and photographed area.
Day 5 Mesa Verde National Park, CO This famous Hisatsinom ruin offers a spectacular look into the lives of the ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years. Today, the park protects over 4,000 known archaeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings.
Day 7 Farmington Spend one night in this scenic area, surrounded by natural wonders such as Angel Peak and Shiprock Pinnacle, and historic sites dating back to ancient Puebloan people. Day 8 Today you will journey across the northern mountain forest region of New Mexico to Taos and stay for one night. Taos is also rich in arts and history and has a collection of museums and galleries.
Day 9 New Mexico - Santa Fe Founded in 1610, Santa Fe is the second oldest city in the United States, and has a long history of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo settlers. Today it is a UNESCO Creative City and has an abundance of art galleries.
Day 11 Alamogordo, NM Alamogordo is home of the White Sands National Monument, known for its dramatic landscape of rare white gypsum sand dunes.
Day 12 Carlsbad, NM Visit the Carlsbad Caverns and descend 830 feet to a land of stalagmites and stalactites. For something a little different, you could have lunch 750 feet below ground at Carlsbad Caverns!
Day 13 Las Cruces, NM Nestled in the fertile Mesilla Valley between the majestic Organ Mountains and the meandering Rio Grande. Las Cruces’ Old Mesilla is the beautiful plaza of southern New Mexico's most visited historic community. Tour La Vina Vineyard and Winery, one of the country's oldest wineries. 
Day 15 Albuquerque, NM

 

Posted by: America As You Like It
Posted on: 27/09/2021

Native Trails of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado

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