The colors are earth-toned and subtle, the sunsets spectacular and the landscape inspirational! New Mexico…a land of incredible natural beauty where Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-American cultures blend together.
Our six-day journey begins in Taos at the San Geronimo Lodge. The perfect base from which to discover the art, food and history of Taos Pueblo, the oldest continuously occupied settlement in America. Hikes nearby take us by switchback trail down into the mighty Rio Grande Gorge and along the scenic pathways of the Carson National Forest.
On route to Santa Fe we spend one night in the historic northern New Mexico village of Chimayo. Casa Escondida (“the hidden house”) is an intimate inn built in the Spanish Colonial adobe style and the Rancho de Chimayo restaurant is mentioned in every guidebook. The inn offers easy access to the Bandelier National Monument with its wonderfully preserved ruins of the prehistoric southwestern pueblo civilization. Our hikes here lead us through canyons, past two cascading waterfalls, and into the heart of the ruins.
We also visit Abiquiu, the land that inspired Georgia O’Keefe. Surrounding the village of Abiquiu are colorful mesas and odd rock formations such as Chimney Rock, and Kitchen Mesa.
Our last two days are in Santa Fe at the elegant Inn on the Alameda. Within its adobe walls the inn offers a secluded setting with flower-filled courtyards just minutes from Santa Fe’s historic plaza and gallery-filled Canyon Road. Our final day of hiking finds us exploring the strange rock formations of Tent Rocks National Monument.
Aug. 30th - Sept. 5th
• Desert and mountain hiking
• Towns of Taos & Santa Fe
• The Rio Grande Gorge
• Taos Pueblo y
6 days, 6 nights
San Geronimo Lodge
Inn on the Alameda