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Jémez Byway

(Jémez Moutains NM) The Jémez Mountains National Scenic Byway took me through the mountains and past several interesting locations. It was a steep climb with some tight switchbacks; but, Tardis handled it well. Valles Grande Caldera After Bandelier, the Valles Caldera National Preserve would have been a logical stop. It’s the largest volcano caldera in […]

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Bandelier

(White Rock NM) Moving south again, I resupplied in Española. Then headed to Bandelier National Monument in Frijoles Canyon. Another location with native ruins. But, it included some fantastical rock formations and cliffs. Really, I was a bit overloaded on cliff dwellings and kivas. Since I was told the scenery was exceptional, I decided to […]

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Chama

(Chama NM) Visited Chama mainly to see the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad. It was raining, so I didn’t stay for long. Just enough to get a couple of photos. The train was originally used to haul ore from the mines in southern Colorado. But, now it takes tourists on that route. It has narrow gage […]

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