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Salmon Ruins

Salmon Ruins

(Bloomfield NM) Salmon Ruins was built as an outpost of the Chacoan Culture. The pueblo was located near the San Juan River and about 50 miles north of Chaco. It was inhabited over the years by different groups; so a mixture of construction styles was apparent. The site had a small museum with artifacts excavated […]

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Angel Peak

Angel Peak

(nr Bloomfield NM) The Angel Peak Scenic Area is another section of the badlands that includes Angel Peak which rises out of the desert, and can be seen from miles away. It turned out to be much more interesting than I had thought. Several overlooks provided views into the canyon below, and to the horizon. […]

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Navajo Lake SP-Sims Mesa

Sims Mesa

(nr Navajo Dam NM) On the east side of Navajo Lake, there is a rather remote campground. It is part of Navajo Lake State Park; but, is a very long way from the main section*. I had heard that Sims Mesa was a better camping experience, and wanted to try it. So, I drove the […]

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