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Help plan our 2 week circle tour of AZ,NM,CO, UT, ..OK, KS?

Help plan our 2 week circle tour of AZ,NM,CO, UT, ..OK, KS?

Old Aug 16th, 2010, 04:36 PM
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Thanks for reporting back, Bells! I'd like more detail too, if you don't mind.

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Old Aug 16th, 2010, 06:08 PM
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I am so sorry that you found so much that dissappointed you.

I have homes in SW CO and just north of Albuquerque, this is a spectacular area to visit and live in; Mesa Verde has much to see even if you are afraid of heights, the Loop Trail would have provided you with grand vistas and views of the cliff dwellings without having to climb or put yourself into height.

Santa Fe has loads of history and wonderful museums, great restaurants, galleries, hiking, that most people really like. If you only went to the Plaza and simply walked around there, yes - you missed the best parts.

Taos is rugged, beautiful scenery and outdoor activities galore. Again, driving over the Gorge Bridge is not everyones cup of tea, but it is breathtaking for most.

Sound like you aren't a fan of mountainous terrain and the SW is full of them; it is part of what makes it so beautiful here. Narrow roads, heights, drop offs are all very much a way of life here. It is unfortunate that you didn't know this before making your plans.

This part of the country is filled with ancient ruins, mountains, rivers, that you can't see from a car window speeding by as you rack up miles. Here, you have to slow down and smell the [roasting] chiles.
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Old Aug 17th, 2010, 08:38 AM
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DebitNM, I found your post insulting. Different people like different things. Sante Fe was a beutiful city. All cities have "history and wonderful museums, great restaurants, galleries". It was just too far out of the way to see the older parts that we enjoyed to justify the long drive. We were more interested in scenery. Yes, the scenery around Taos was beautiful...I was talking about going into the old village itself which we found a waste of time and money. Again, our opinion. I said we liked the Gorge bridge???

We love the Mt. terrain and scenery. That's why we took this trip! But you can see it all without the narrown hairpin courves with no guard rails and several thousand feet drops on BOTH sides while meeting trucks and some were unpaved! I'm just saying that if you are afrid of heights really watch which route you take. Why would that bother you? As for Mesa Verde we didn't climb into the ruins. I was talking about the drive getting up and down!!

If anyone wants to know something specific please ask. I don't have time to do a real detailed report as I'm watching my grandkids every day.

We flew in and out Vegas and toured the northern parts of NM and AZ and the southern parts of CO and UT. One big long loop and we took two weeks to do it.

I didn't say I didn't like anything. We liked it all! Some things were just not GREAT, LOL!!
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