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Bent's Old Fort
An important trading post on the Santa Fe Trail, this fort, near La Junta, is an accurate replica with all rooms authentically furnished.

Highway of Legends
from Walsenburg to Trinidad
in Southern Colorado

Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic Byway
from Alamosa through the
San Luis Valley in Southern CO

New Mexico

See weaving shops and the pigrimage site of El Santuario

Cimarron was a wild town, the haunt of such notables as William (Buffalo Bill) Cody and Kit Carson. Walk through town and see Old Mill Museum and the historic St. James Hotel.

La Cueva Historic District and Salmon Ranch
See the old grist mill and from Aug to Oct come to pick rasberries

Enchanted Circle Drive
A two hour circle drive starting in Taos.

Fort Union National Monument
located 20 miles north of Las Vegas, NM on I-25. A museum is located at the site with trails leading through the ruins.

Ghost Ranch and the Surrounding Espanola Valley
This country inspired the famed New Mexico artist, Georgia O'Keefe. Visit the Museum of Anthopology and Paleontology while you are there.

Taos Pueblo
Visit the many artisans at the pueblo who sell their wares at individually owned curio shops within the Pueblo.

Town of Truchas
Truchas is a largely untouched hispanic village of adobe homes and small shops along the High Road to Taos.

Santa Fe Plaza
Stroll along the old streets of Santa Fe around the Plaza. See the artist colony along Canyon Road. Visit the oldest house and the oldest church in the US.

Santa Fe Trail
The portion beginning in La Junta, CO and ending at the Santa Fe Plaza, find the roads that take you down this historic trail.

Philmont Scout Ranch
The Boy Scouts of America operate three museums in the Philmont Scout Ranch on the way to the old settlement of Rayado. This is part of the Santa Fe Trail.

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