There are two way to get from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Taos: the High Road and the Low Road. I read in a guidebook that the High Road could take from four to seven hours, so we took the Low Road to get to our hotel before dark.
Scenery just outside Santa Fe. Reminds me of the Badlands in South Dakota.
The golden cottonwoods and blue skies went on for miles. It was wonderful.
I loved seeing snow on the mountains.
Then the terrain changed:
The river you’re looking at is the Rio Grande. The Low Road follows it for quite a while. We were told it’s a great place for rafting in the spring after all the snow melts.
This was at a little road stop.
Just outside Taos. You can almost see the town in the distance.
The Plaza in Taos is not quite as impressive as the one in Santa Fe, but the clouds were pretty amazing:
There were touches of that beautiful blue too.
I liked this little place for its architecture and the way its colors contrast with the vivid blue skies.
We were lucky enough to be in Taos when the hot air balloon fest was held. I’ll post those photos on Friday if all goes well. Christmas baking and shopping are making things just a litle bit more hectic.
Hope your week’s going well so far.