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Round trip of approximately 165 miles

To experience the best of both worlds, this route will take you on the "High Road" to Taos and on the way back, you will take the "Low Road" to Santa Fe.

Head north on US 84/285 and turn right on NM 503 where the "High Road" to Taos begins. Take NM 503 to NM 76. Follow NM 76 to Chimayó, a traditional weaving village with galleries featuring work by award-winning weavers. Here you'll find the 19th-century Santuario de Chimayó, known as the "Lourdes of the Southwest". it attracts thousands of pilgrims each year, especially on Good Friday of Easter week, seeking the "miraculous dirt" on church property rumored to have healing powers.
Continue on NM 76 through the towns of Cordova, Truchas and Ojo Sarco which all have great galleries selling woodcarvings, pottery, rugs and other local arts and crafts. In Las Trampas, San Jose de Gracia de las Trampas, an 18th-century mission church, is one of New Mexico's best-preserved examples of Spanish Colonial architecture. Pick up NM 518 at Peñasco and wind your way through the Carson National Forest to US 68 at Ranchos de Taos. Here you'll see the famous San Francisco de Asis Church which has been photographed and painted by many artists. Drive into Taos and explore museums, galleries, shops, restaurants and the historic Taos Pueblo.

When you're all shopped out and ready to head back to Santa Fe, take the "Low Road". Drive on NM 68 following the Rio Grande as it drops dramatically from a broad mesa into a narrow canyon. Out the window, you may be lucky enough to see river rafters and kayakers who are often on this part of the river where several miles of churning waters offer thrilling rides. Make a quick visit to Embudo, a historic railroad stop before continuing your journey through farmland dotted with roadside stands offering seasonal chile, fruit and other locally-grown foods. Turn south on US 84/285 at Española and return to Santa Fe.

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Sun., October 25, 2020

Jun 2 - Dec 31, 2020
Daily 8-11am

La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs Hike

Location: 505-988-4000
Event Type: Historical Tours

Learn about the history of the Native American people. Take a walk with us along the basalt rocks on which the Ancient Puebloans left petroglyphs (or rock art). What did these symbols - spirals, Kokopelli figures, serpents - mean?
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Jun 2 - Dec 31, 2020
Daily 8am-5pm

Weekend Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Santa Fe

Location: 805-603-5620
Event Type: Family Activities, Outdoor Adventure, Historical Tours

Participate in this fun Scavenger Hunt adventure in Santa Fe. Bring a team of 2-5 people and see the sights while solving clues, completing challenges and learning local history. Perfect for friends and families. Explore Santa Fe while having funǃ
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Sep 17, 2020 - Feb 28, 2021
Daily 8am-5pm

New Photo Book Released-The Light of Days Gone By: Photographs by Craig Varjabedian

Location: Craig Varjabedian Photography
Event Type: Family Activities, Art Shows, Shopping

Award-winning photographer Craig Varjabedian’s new book "The Light of Days Gone By" was 45 years in the making-a celebration of the beautiful light he has witnessed on his adventures. The beautiful book is available from the photographer's studio.
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Oct 23 - Oct 25, 2020
Fri-Sun 8am-5pm


Location: Virtual Sale and Auction
Event Type: Museum Events, Museum Events, Native American, Museum Events, Native American, Shopping

Benefiting MIAC Education and Exhibitions. PREVIEW BEGINS OCTOBER 18. An eclectic virtual sale of both old and contemporary Native American art from private collections, including pottery, jewelry, textiles, paintings, baskets, and sculptures.
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Oct 6 - Dec 5, 2020
Daily 8am-5pm

Weekend Workshop

Location: Virtually NDI New Mexico
Event Type: Family Activities, Performing, Workshops & Classes

Join NDI New Mexico for an exciting workshop series. Learn dancing, acting, singing and more with some of our incredible teachers and excellent programsǃ
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