36 days in North Central New Mexico & Alamogordo Itinerary

36 days in North Central New Mexico & Alamogordo Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 13 nights
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Taos Ski Valley
— 5 nights
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Angel Fire
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Alamogordo
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Santa Fe

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Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Step out of the city life by going to Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument and Dale Ball Trails. Explore hidden gems such as San Miguel Chapel and Palace of the Governors. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Puye Cliff Dwellings (in Espanola), El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo) and Los Alamos (Los Alamos History Museum, Bradbury Science Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, learn about winemaking at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room, explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, and get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

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Seattle to Santa Fe is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in April, expect nights in Santa Fe to be slightly colder, around 35°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Taos Ski Valley.

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San Miguel Chapel
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Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley ©
Taos Ski Valley is a village and alpine ski resort in Taos County, New Mexico, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wild Rivers Recreation Area and Hunziger Bowl. Get some cultural insight at Kenneth Wyatt Gallery and Taos Clay Studio. Venture out of the city with trips to Taos (Rio Grande Gorge Bridge & Rio Grande del Norte National Monument) and Red River (Columbine Campground, Mallette Park Nature Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Taos Ski Valley Resort, hike along Al's Run, stroll through Lost Lake, and explore the stunning scenery at Frijoles Canyon.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Taos Ski Valley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos Ski Valley takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in April; daily highs in Taos Ski Valley reach 53°F and lows reach 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Angel Fire.

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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Angel Fire

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Angel Fire is a village in Colfax County, New Mexico, United States. Escape the urban bustle at The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe and Enchanted Circle Drive. San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and Blumenschein Home & Museum will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Angel Fire: Taos (Taos Art Museum, Harwood Museum of Art, &more) and Taos Drums (in Ranchos De Taos). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial and view the masterpieces at Enchanted Circle Pottery.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Angel Fire planning tool.

Drive from Taos Ski Valley to Angel Fire in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Alamogordo.

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Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Alamogordo

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Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Valley of Fires Recreation Area and Lincoln National Forest. Explore hidden gems such as Old Mesilla Village and Three Rivers Petroglyph Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alamogordo: Trinity Site (in Albuquerque), Carrizozo Heritage Museum (in Carrizozo) and St. Joseph Apache Mission Church (in Mescalero). Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Aguirre Spring Campground. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Heart of the Desert, get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Sands National Monument, and walk around Smokey Bear Historical Park.

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You can drive from Angel Fire to Alamogordo in 5 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Angel Fire in May; daily highs in Alamogordo reach 83°F and lows reach 52°F. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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Trinity Site
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