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The Best Drives Near Santa Fe
High Road to Taos Santa Fe New Mexico

Northern New Mexico is home to dozens of scenic byways with their own unique and gorgeous views. From the High Roads to Taos to the Enchanted Circle, each one will surely amaze and inspire you. Some of these drives also happen to be a great way to get to some of our favorite day trips from Santa Fe. Here are some of our favorites: The High Road to Taos This byway runs through and alongside many natural and cultural treasures, such as the … Read More

NM CulturePass – Visit 15 Exceptional Locations
Credit: Craig Dan Goseyun (San Carlos Apache), Apache Mountain Spirit Dancer, 1995, bronze. Gift of Sam and Ethen Ballen, in memory of Nina Tesla Ballen. Photo by Matthew Perez (Picuris/Cochiti Pueblos).

New Mexico is a land of history and culture like no other, and there is no better way to immerse yourself in it all than with a CulturePass. A CulturePass, issued by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, is the best way to experience the state’s whole family of museums and historic sites. Think about it  New Mexico stands out as a spirited blend of arts, history, and lifeways found in few other places. Its essence is celebrated every … Read More

Snow Trax 9 | Taos Ski Valley’s Christof Brownell

Doing it His Way: Mayor Christof Brownell of Taos Ski Valley | By Snowsports Journalist Daniel Gibson | His is the classic case of the outsider becoming the insider, the person with no authority becoming the authority. Christof Brownell was a lucky kid. Born and raised in Taos Ski Valley, he is the older of two sons of Elisabeth and Tom Brownell, who owned and operated the fabled Thunderbird Lodge for some 40 years. For decades Christof was a highly … Read More