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Getting to Ski Santa Fe for a day of fun can be stress free if you remember to do one important thing: make a reservation to ride the Blue Bus! This very handy bus service offers tourists and locals alike transportation in a loop starting at the South Capitol Rail Runner Station, through downtown with stops at several hotels, then heads for the hills, dropping hikers and cyclists off at trailheads in warmer seasons or those with a spa day … Read More
Viewed from 9,000 feet elevation on the front lawn of The Lodge Resort in Cloudcroft, distant White Sands shimmers as an immense snow-white expanse on the Tularosa Basin’s tawny desert landscape that stretches to the western horizon. Mystery and Majesty This 275-square-mile anomaly of undulating gypsum sand dunes, established as a national monument in 1933, has drawn humans for more than 10,000 years to its otherworldly environs. Today, even in the midst of a pandemic, the recently designated national park … Read More
A visit to City of Rocks State Park puts me in mind of Jonathan Swift’s 18th century satirical novel, Gulliver’s Travels. During a recent visit, I couldn’t help but feel like the book’s Lilliputians, the tiny people who “capture” Gulliver — a giant to them — who washes up on their shores. Except in this case, I am the Lilliputian surrounded by the park’s jumble of massive rock formations: boulders, hoodoos, and pinnacles, some soaring 40 feet in height from … Read More