3 or 4 days in Santa Fe July 2-6

Old Mar 18th, 2006, 04:27 PM
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3 or 4 days in Santa Fe July 2-6

What would you suggest to do for a stay in Santa Fe, New Mexico July 2-6. We like outdoors,hiking, but not real strenuous hiking. I love to shoot photos, especially nature/birds.
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Old Mar 21st, 2006, 04:02 PM
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My favorite places to hike in or close to Santa Fe are:

Hyde Park - It's on the road to the ski area with lots of aspen trees and many different trails.

Bandelier - This is about 45 minutes away and you can spend as little as an hour or two there, or you can spend a few days hiking the whole area. The main trail is very easy hiking but the Falls trail can be difficult for some people.

The Tent Rocks in Cochiti (also called Kashe Katuwe) - This is off 1-25 south of Santa Fe and there's a 13-mile road to get there from the highway with the last 6 miles or so being bumpy dirt. But once you get there, it's worth it. The hiking to the top can be difficult, but if you take your time, you'll be fine.

Nambe Falls - This is close to Chimayo. The trail's fairly easy and the waterfall view from the top is pretty.

All of the above places have wonderful photo ops and plenty of birds. Enjoy your trip! Heidi
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Old Mar 22nd, 2006, 01:12 AM
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Go northwest to abiqui country.

Hike chimney rock in Ghost Ranch.
(http://www.ghostranch.org/)

Follow the meandering river by a dirt road that leads to the monastery in the desert.
(http://www.christdesert.org/noframes/tour/brief.html)

Go to the echo ampitheater and listen the desert mimics your words back to you. (http://www.digitalabiquiu.com/pages/tours/echo_t.html)

Visit Abiqui lake.
(http://sangres.com/places/nm/abiquiulake.htm)

Drive up to Ojo Caliente and soak in the mineral pools.
(http://www.ojocalientespa.com/)

Visit Bandelier and tour the cliff dwellings.
(http://www.nps.gov/band/)

Since you love photos, go to Plaza Blanca. (http://www.digitalabiquiu.com/pages/...teplace_t.html)

Those are my favorite around Santa Fe. Need more? There's always the high road to Taos with Chimayo, etc., the Turquoise trail from Albuquerque with Sandia Crest.

I can really go on and on....
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Old Mar 22nd, 2006, 08:00 AM
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I can't believe I forgot to mention Abiquiu. I agree with Maria_so to visit all the places she mentions. The mountains up there are spectacular!
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If you are in town on July 4, check out Pancakes in the Plaza, Santa Fe's annual holiday event. Of course you can buy breakfast and other good foods, but there's also an antique car show,arts and crafts and music and dancing in the plaza. It's great!
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Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 07:10 PM
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thanks. sounds fun.
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