The small village of Dixon and its surrounding country lanes are home to a surprising number of artists as well as a few surprisingly good wineries that are helping put the northern Rio Grande Valley on the map among oenophiles. Artistic sensitivity, as well as generations of dedicated farmers, account for the community's well-tended fields, pretty gardens, and fruit trees—a source of produce for restaurants and farmers' markets such as the one in Santa Fe. It's simple to find your way around; there's only one main road.

If you’re driving the High Road, Dixon is a slight detour from Peñasco. You can either return the way you come and continue from Peñasco over the mountains into Taos, or from Dixon you can pick up NM 68, the Low Road, and continue north to Taos through the scenic Rio Grande Gorge.

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