Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

Bizarre. Otherworldly. Wild. Disorienting. These are some of the words that pop off the top of my head as I think about the few hours I spent in the Bisti Badlands. After my time in Grants, I imagined I’d spend most of the day wandering through Bisti, then end up in Chaco Canyon for an … More Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

Enchanted Mesa

The Enchanted Mesa was visible from Acoma Pueblo. Acoma tradition says that the Enchanted Mesa was the ancestral home of the Acoma people until a severe storm and landslide destroyed the only approach to their village. Some of the Acoma people were stranded on top of the mesa and eventually died there. Their spirits are … More Enchanted Mesa

Echo Amphitheater

The Echo Amphitheater isn’t far from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert. It is most known for its unique echoing auditory properties, but there are some cool rock formations around the amphitheater too if you’re looking for some visual eye candy. It’s a quick stop right off the road and there are plenty of … More Echo Amphitheater

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

I was actually at the Gorge Bridge for the first time on December 30, 2014. I can tell you, it was definitely a more pleasant experience in October — without freezing temperatures, cutting winds, and ice all over the walkways making you fear that you just might slip into the gorge! This tourist destination is … More Rio Grande Gorge Bridge