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Enchanting New Mexico: Intergenerational Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque

Program Number: 20168RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/3/2014 - 8/10/2014;
Duration: 7 nights
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Price starting at: $1,345.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Intergenerational; On the Road
Meals: 19; 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Gluten Free    

Program intended for grandchildren from 12 - 15 years of age.

Come with your grandchild to the “Land of Enchantment” to hear tales of Native Americans, conquistadors, Jewish merchants, cowboys and others and to learn how their stories have intertwined in northern New Mexico's three most interesting cities — Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque. Spend several nights in each city sampling the cuisine of the region, talking with Native American, Hispanic and Anglo instructors, and visiting pueblo ruins, cliff dwellings and other sites where remnants of New Mexico’s early inhabitants are preserved.


• Explore the remains of late Anasazi pueblo dwellings and kivas, as well as the Puye Cliff Dwellings at Santa Clara Pueblo.
• Meet a native of New Mexico who will lead a hands-on crafts class.
• Visit Taos Pueblo and Acoma Pueblo with a Native American representative to learn about residents who choose to live as their ancestors did in adobe villages without electricity or running water, rather than in contemporary villages nearby.

Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile over paved and packed dirt terrain, sometimes uneven. Standing up to one hour. Climbing a few stairs, getting on and off bus.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Albuquerque, 1 night; coach to Santa Fe, 2 nights; coach to Taos, 2 nights; coach to Albuquerque, 2 nights; departure.

Coordinated by Road Scholar.


New Mexico's vast history, diversity, creativity, cuisine, beauty and art unite in this vibrant city, founded as a Spanish colonial outpost in 1706 and built in a traditional Spanish village configuration in which civic buildings surround a central plaza. “Old Town” is just one of New Mexico’s largest city’s many gems.


Home to Pueblo Indians long before Spanish missionaries established an outpost in 1617, by the early 1800s, Taos was the largest fur trading center in the West. Native American traditions and the natural beauty of surrounding mountains abound in this vibrant, northern New Mexico community favored by artists since the late 1800s.

Comfortable hotels with indoor pools and exercise facilities.
Meals and Lodgings
   MCM Elegante Hotel
  Albuquerque 1 night
   Courtyard by Marriott Santa Fe
  Santa Fe, NM 2 nights
   Sagebrush Inn & Suites
  Taos, N.M. 2 nights
   MCM Elegante Hotel
  Albuquerque 2 nights
 MCM Elegante Hotel
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: Large hotel with mid-town location and free parking.
  Contact info: 2020 Menaul NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107 USA
phone: 505-884-2511
  Room amenities: Data ports, irons, ironing boards, hairdryers, refrigerators upon request.
  Facility amenities: Heated pool, spa and exercise room, restaurant and lounge on premises.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: best seasonal rate Arrange for pre and post hotel nights directly with hotel at (505) 884-2511.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: best seasonal rate Arrange for pre and post hotel nights directly with hotel at (505) 884-2511.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM

 Courtyard by Marriott Santa Fe
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: Recently renovated southwestern decor, large full-service hotel, beautiful inner courtyard
  Contact info: 3347 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505 USA
phone: 505-473-2800
  Room amenities: Free wireless high-speed internet access, data ports, 37" flat-screen television with Cable/HBO, mini-refrigerator, coffee-tea maker with complimentary coffee/teak hair dryer, irons, ironing boards, in-room movies, Southwestern decor, foam pillows available upon request
  Facility amenities: The Bistro restaurant, heated indoor pool, whirlpool, complimentary coffee in lobby, fitness center, business center, 24-hour market for snacks and drinks, coin-operated laundry on premises, large and comfortable lobby area, cash machine/ATM, newspaper in lobby, accommodating staff
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Sagebrush Inn & Suites
Type: Hotel
  Description: The hotel is located just on the outskirts of downtown Taos, the historic Plaza is just a few miles away. Associated with the Sagebrush Inn and Conference Center, the facility has pretty grounds and landscaping around it and lots of areas to explore.
  Contact info: 1500 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, NM 87571 USA
phone: 575-751-1555
  Room amenities: Irons and ironing boards, cable/satellite TV, free high-speed Internet, free local calls, in-room air conditioning, in-room coffee maker, microwave, refrigerators
  Facility amenities: Hotel offers banquet and meeting rooms, a convention center, use of the copy machine, interior corridors, outdoor heated pool, outdoor whirlpool/hot tub, free newspapers Monday-Friday, outdoor parking, a restaurant, and wireless Internet service. The hotel is 100% smoke-free.
  Smoking allowed: No

Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Hotel check-in between 3:00-5:30 PM; registration with group leader between 4:00-5:30 PM. You will be staying at MCM Elegante Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after breakfast on final day; hotel check-out by 12:00 PM. You will be staying at MCM Elegante Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Participant Information Form is required. Parental waiver/letter for young people traveling with grandparents or other adults
  Parking availability:
Parking is free at the hotel, and there's plenty of parking space available
To Start of Program
  Location:  Albuquerque
  Nearest highway: I-25 and I-40
  Nearest airport:  Albuquerque International Sunport
  From End of Program
  Location: Albuquerque
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details



From Airport




Hotel Shuttle
MCM Elegante Hotel Shuttle
phone: 505-884-2511


Per Person/One Way:


Hotel shuttle is free
Prices are subject to change.


Travel Time:


15 minutes 




5 miles


After picking up your luggage, call the hotel at 884-2511 from the courtesy phones in the baggage claim area.




To Airport




Hotel Shuttle
MCM Elegante Hotel Shuttle
phone: 505-884-2511


Per Person/One Way:


Hotel shuttle is free
Prices are subject to change.


Travel Time:


15 minutes 




5 miles


It is a good idea to let the hotel's front desk staff know the evening before your departure that you'll need a shuttle to the airport. They can let you know what time the shuttle will depart in order for you to catch your flight.




To Train Station




Hotel Shuttle
MCM Elegante Hotel Shuttle
phone: 505-884-2511


Per Person/One Way:


Hotel shuttle is free
Prices are subject to change.


Travel Time:


15 minutes 




5 miles


It is a good idea to let the hotel's front desk staff know the evening before your departure that you'll need a shuttle to the Amtrak train station. They can let you know what time the shuttle will depart in order for you to catch your train.




From Train Station




Hotel Shuttle
MCM Elegante Hotel Shuttle
phone: 505-884-2511


Per Person/One Way:


Hotel shuttle is free
Prices are subject to change.


Travel Time:


15 minutes 




5 miles


Call the hotel upon your arrival at the Amtrak Station and they'll send a shuttle to pick you up. You may also take a taxi to the hotel if you wish. Taxi fares may be shared.

Driving Directions
  From Albuquerque International Sunport The airport is located on the south end of Albuquerque. Exit the airport west onto Sunport Boulevard, which will take you to Interstate 25. Take the entry ramp onto Interstate 25 and travel north to Exit 225 (Lomas). Continue driving north on the frontage road to Menaul Blvd. where you'll make a right turn. You'll see the MCM ELEGANTE on the right-hand side of Menaul, just past the first intersection (at University.)
  From Interstate 25 Interstate 25 runs north and south through the middle of Albuquerque, where it crosses Interstate 40. From the north, take Exit 227 (Comanche, Candelaria, Menaul). Drive south along the frontage road until you reach Menaul (the third major intersection). Turn left on Menaul. Just after the first major intersection, with University Blvd., you'll see THE MCM ELEGANTE on the right.

From the south, take Exit 225 (Lomas). Continue driving north along the frontage road until you reach Menaul. Turn right on Menaul and, just after the first major intersection (University), you'll see the hotel on the right.

  From Interstate 40 Interstate 40 runs east and west through the middle of Albuquerque. Near the center of town, it crosses Interstate 25. From the east, take Exit 159-D (University Blvd.) to the first light, which is Menaul. Turn right on Menaul and you'll see THE MCM ELEGANTE on the right, just past the intersection.

From the west, take Exit 159-A (University Blvd.). Continue east along the frontage road until you reach University; turn left on University. Take a right at the second light, on Menaul, and you'll see the hotel on the right, just past the intersection.

Elevation Note: Elevations during this program range from 5,600' to 7,500' above sea level

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Daily Schedule

Day 1: Registration; Program Orientation; Introductions
(Sunday, August 3)

Note: Walking in and around hotel; elevators to all floors available

 Arrive To: Arrive in Albuquerque.

Check into hotel between 3:00-5:30 PM.

Registration with program's group leader between 4:00-5:30 PM.

 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
 Evening: Program orientation, and introductions
Accommodations: MCM Elegante Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: "History of New Mexico" Presentation; Pecos National Historical Park; Santa Fe Guided Exploration of City; Crafts Class
(Monday, August 4)

Note: Walking over even and uneven paved or packed dirt terrain up to two miles over course of day. Pecos National Historical Park has a 3/4 mile walk over paved trail - you can take the bus to the trail's end if you don't want to walk. Walking exploration of downtown Santa Fe - walking over uneven brick and paved terrain up to one mile including Capitol building visit. There are places to sit down and rest in the Capitol building.

 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: PRESENTATION: "New Mexico's Wild and Wooly History" by instructor who makes the story of New Mexico interesting with lots of photos and surprises.

Hotel check out. Bus departs for Pecos National Historical Park. Pecos National Historical Park preserves more than 12,000 years of rich cultural history, including Pecos Pueblo and Spanish mission ruins, the ruts of the Santa Fe Trail, the Forked Lighting Ranch and the Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass.

There is a wonderful visitors' center, narrated videos explaining the history of the area, a 3/4 mile long paved trail, and ruins sites. Those who wish may go down a ladder into a kiva ruin. (Please your bring Golden Eagle/Age Access Pass if you have one.)

 Lunch: Lunch in Pecos, NM
 Afternoon: Bus travels to Santa Fe, about a 45-minute ride.

Upon arrival, there will be an exploration of historic downtown Santa Fe, including the Plaza, St. Francis Catherdral and the Capitol Building, followed by a guided bus trip around the city.

Hotel check-in at about 5:00 PM.

 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel
 Evening: After returning to the hotel, there will be a hands-on crafts class where we'll learn about a traditional Native American or Hispanic craft, and create something to take home as a reminder of our visit to New Mexico.
Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Santa Fe
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Tsankawi Ruins Visit; Museum of International Folk Art; Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; Dinner on Our Own
(Tuesday, August 5)

Note: Walking and standing at museums; walking up to one mile over the course of the day. Tent Rocks allows for a mile-long walk with quite a bit of incline; however, this will be done in the cool of the morning. Free time activities in afternoon and evening will allow you to adjust walking/standing to your own comfort level.

 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: Depart after breakfast for Tsankawi ruins at Bandelier National Monument. At Tsankawi, a 1 1/2-mile trail along the mesa leads to cavates (cave dwellings dug into the cliff wall), petroglyphs, and the Ancestral Pueblo village of Tsankawi. Ladders are a required part of this trail.

Bus departs late morning for return to Santa Fe.

 Lunch: Lunch at Museum Hill Café
 Afternoon: After lunch, we'll visit the Museum of International Folk Art and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

The Folk Art Museum has a huge collection of folk art from around the world, displayed in charming vignettes. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture showcases pottery, both ancient and modern and has many displays that will appeal to young people as well as adults.

The bus will depart from Museum Hill at 3:30 PM for downtown Santa Fe and the hotel. Those who wish can spend more time at Museum Hill, be dropped off near the Plaza, or return to the hotel on the bus.

Our Culture Passes will enable us to visit the Palace of the Governors Museum, the New Mexico History Museum, or the New Mexico Museum of Art downtown.

Those who choose to remain at Museum Hill or be dropped off downtown will be responsible for getting themselves back to the hotel by taxi or city bus.

 Dinner: Dinner is on our own tonight. There are a number of restaurants offering a variety of cuisines in the area of the Plaza, as well as within walking distance of the hotel and at the Regal 14 movie complex on Cerrillos Road.
 Evening: Evening at leisure. There is a swimming pool at the hotel and a large Regal 14 movie complex about a mile south of the hotel on Cerrillos Road.
Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Santa Fe
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Southwestern Art Class; Depart for Taos; Puye Cliff Dwellings; Santa Clara Pueblo; San Francisco de Asís Mission Church
(Wednesday, August 6)

Note: Walking up to two miles over the course of the day. Puye Cliff Dwellings offers several trail walks over packed dirt terrain with some inclination gain; total walking distance approximately one mile. Short walking distance over packed dirt terrain at Santa Clara Pueblo with standing during pottery demo.

 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel and hotel check-out
 Morning: After breakfast, we'll be introduced to the world of southwestern art.

After the class, we'll pick up boxed lunches and depart for Santa Clara Pueblo's Puye Cliff Dwellings.

Puye Cliffs was home to 1,500 Pueblo Indians who lived, farmed and hunted game there from the 900s to 1580 A.D.

Puye Cliffs' inhabitants then moved into the Rio Grande River valley. They became the ancestors of today's Santa Clara people, who now live at Santa Clara Pueblo, 10 miles east of Puye. Puye Cliffs comprises two levels of cliff and cave dwellings cut into the cliff face, as well as dwellings on the mesa top. Over one mile long, the first level runs the length of the base of the mesa. The second level is about 2,100 feet long. Paths and stairways were cut in the face of the rock to connect the two levels and allow people to climb to the top of the mesa.

 Lunch: Boxed lunches at Puye
 Afternoon: After seeing Puye, we'll go on to Santa Clara Pueblo to visit Paul and Rosalda Speckled Rock's studio, where we'll learn about Santa Clara pottery.

The bus will depart for Taos at about 2:30 PM.

On arrival in Taos, we'll stop for a photo opportunity at San Francisco de Asís Mission Church. Construction on the church began around 1772 and was completed in 1815 by Franciscan Fathers; its patron is Saint Francis of Assisi. It is made of adobe as are many of the Spanish missions in New Mexico. Located a few miles south of Taos Pueblo, the church has inspired among the greatest number of depictions of any building in the United States. It was the subject of four paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe, and photographs by Ansel Adams and Paul Strand. Georgia O'Keeffe described it as, "one of the most beautiful buildings left in the United States by the early Spaniards." It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970. It is also designated as a World Heritage church.

Check in at the hotel between 4:30 and 5:00 PM.

 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel
 Evening: Evening at leisure
Accommodations: Sagebrush Inn & Suites
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Taos Pueblo; Millicent Rogers Museum; Rio Grande Gorge; Martinez Hacienda
(Thursday, August 7)

Note: Walking up to two miles over the course of the day over paved terrain and uneven, packed dirt terrain. There are places to sit everywhere except Taos Pueblo; that is a one-hour guided exploration of the Pueblo.

 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: After breakfast, we'll depart for a visit to Taos Pueblo.

Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years.

After visiting the Pueblo, continue on to the Millicent Rogers Museum. Here, visitors enjoy outstanding historical collections of Native American jewelry, pottery- including the Maria Martinez Family Collection, contemporary paintings and weavings. Also showcased are Hispanic textiles, metalwork and sculpture, as well as, a wide range of contemporary Anglo-European southwestern art.

The bus will then travel to the remarkable Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.

The bridge was built in the cantilever truss style and is the second highest bridge of its construction in the country. 650 feet below it runs the Rio Grande. The scenery is spectacular!

 Lunch: Boxed lunches at the Rio Grande Gorge picnic area
 Afternoon: After lunch, we'll visit the Kit Carson Home and Museum, followed by a little free time to see Taos Plaza. We'll then visit the Martinez Hacienda, one of the few northern New Mexico style, late Spanish Colonial period "Great Houses" remaining in the American Southwest.

Built in 1804 by Severino Martinez, this fortress-like building with massive adobe walls became an important trade center for the northern boundary of the Spanish Empire.

Bus departs for the hotel at 5:00 PM, and departs for dinner destination at 5:45.

 Dinner: Dinner will be from 6:00-7:00 PM at the Trading Post Cafe.

A local favorite, the Trading Post will provide you with several entree choices; it's a relaxing and interesting place to dine.

Accommodations: Sagebrush Inn & Suites
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Visit to Village of Chimayó; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center; Albuquerque's Old Town
(Friday, August 8)

Note: Walking up to two miles over the course of the day over paved terrain and even packed dirt terrain Standing up to one hour at museums; places to sit down and rest in all museums and at Cultural Center.

 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel and check out
 Morning: The bus departs at 9:00 AM for the little village of Chimayó via the "High Road." We'll visit El Santuario de Chimayó, which has been called the "Lourdes of Northern New Mexico" because of the healing ground that is found inside.

It's really a fascinating and beautifully simple little church; it is the site of many personal pilgrimages from all around the northern part of the state.

We'll then continue on to Albuquerque, stopping for lunch in Bernalillo.

 Lunch: Lunch at The Range cafe in Bernalillo
 Afternoon: The bus will continue on to Albuquerque, arriving there about 2:00 PM.

On arrival in Albuquerque, we'll visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. This facility features a brief historical overview of the Pueblo world, and a contemporary exhibit featuring original artwork and craftsmanship of each of the 19 Pueblos of today.

Next, we'll travel to Albuquerque's Old Town.

Old Town today looks much like it did when it was built centuries ago. Its Pueblo-Spanish style architecture with flat-roofed buildings and soft contours of adobe mirror the Southwestern landscape. Long portals (porches) line the fronts of most buildings offering shade from the New Mexican sun. Bancos (benches) are often found built into the back walls of the portals, providing the perfect place for weary walkers to sit and watch the world go by.

For almost three centuries Old Town has been the crossroads of the Southwest. It is the Historical Zone of the City of Albuquerque and home for many families whose ancestors founded the town. There are many shops, restaurants and historical buildings to be enjoyed here.

 Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant
 Evening: Bus travels to MCM Elegante Hotel for check-in
Accommodations: MCM Elegante Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum; Petroglyph National Monument; Acoma Pueblo
(Saturday, August 9)

Note: Walking up to two miles over the course of the day over paved trails, packed dirt terrain. You may choose the trails you wish to explore at Petroglyph National Monument to accommodate your personal preference and physical condition.

 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: This morning, we'll visit the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. The museum is a 59,000-square foot facility designed to house creative and technological exhibits focused on a wide variety of ballooning experiences.

The exhibition space is 25,000 square feet. Long-term displays are located in the central corridor of the museum. Temporary exhibitions are mounted in four changing galleries. The museum also contains creative (hands-on) learning spaces and classrooms.

We then depart for Petroglyph National Monument at Boca Negra Canyon, where we'll start off with a ranger lecture and a chance to explore the visitors' center.

This area was once a hunting and gathering area for prehistoric Native Americans, who left a chronicle of their beliefs etched on the dark basalt boulders.

Depart for Acoma Pueblo at 11:30 AM.

 Lunch: Lunch at the Pueblo's Y'aak'a Cafe. We'll be able to enjoy traditional Acoma foods there, with several menu choices available.
 Afternoon: Known as "Sky City," Acoma Pueblo is a walled adobe village perched high atop a sheer rock mesa 365 feet above the 6,600' valley floor, and is believed to have been inhabited at least since the 11th century - the longest continuously occupied community in the United States.

The Keresan-speaking pueblo boasts over 6,000 inhabitants, but only about 50 people reside year-round on the 70-acre mesa top.

We'll travel to the top in a pueblo bus to reach the mesa's summit. There's no running water or electricity in this village; a small reservoir collects rainwater for most purposes, but drinking water is transported up from below. Wood-hole ladders and mica windows are prevalent among the 300 adobe structures.

A Native American guide will take us through the pueblo, providing lots of information about its history and the people who lived there.

A photography permit is included in the admission fee paid by Road Scholar.

Bus returns to Albuquerque.

 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel, followed by closing comments
Accommodations: MCM Elegante Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Breakfast and Hotel Check-out; Independent Departures
(Sunday, August 10)
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel between 7:00-9:00 AM.

Hotel check-out time is by 12:00 PM.

Independent departures anytime after breakfast

Meals Included: Breakfast
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List

Children in Prehistoric Puebloan Southwest

Author: Kathryn Kamp

Description: Children's book - suitable for 9-12 age group.

Native Americans of the Southwest: A Journey of Discovery

Author: Tito Naranjo

Spirit Walker

Author: Nancy Wood and Frank Howell

Description: Suitable for children 9-12

Taos Tales

Author: Elsie Clews Parsons

Description: Suitable for children 8-13 years old

Albuquerque in Our Time: 30 Voices, 300 Years

Author: Hughes, Debra

Description: Albuquerque, New Mexico, a city astride a great river, celebrated its tricentennial in 2006. This book pays homage to the city with a rich medley of narratives by its most colorful residents: well-loved town characters, writers, journalists, politicians, civic and business leaders who have helped shape Albuquerque's character and guided its growth.

Ballooning: A History, 1782-1900

Author: S. L. Kotar & J. E. Gessler

Description: This book chronicles development and advances in hot air ballooning.

Christmas in Old Santa Fe

Author: Pedro Ribera Ortega

Description: Delightful book about holiday customs in Santa Fe

Contemporary Southwestern Jewelry

Author: Pardue, Diana

Cooking With the Santa Fe Opera

Author: Santa Fe Opera Guild

Cowboys & the Trappings of the Old West

Author: William Manns, elizabeth Clair Flood & Charlotte Berney

Forgotten Albuquerque, NM: Images of America

Author: Bannerman, Ty

Description: In 1706, Spanish colonists founded the Villa de Albuquerque on the banks of the Rio Grande. Three hundred years later, that once quiet farming community has grown to become Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico. Using over 200 vintage images from public archives and individual collections, author Ty Bannerman explores the city's many guises over time, from its prehistory as a thriving province of the Pueblo peoples to its post-World-War-II population boom.

Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place

Author: Buhler Lynes/Poling-Kempes/Turner

Pueblos of the Rio Grande: A Visitor's Guide

Author: Daniel Gibson

Description: One of the best and most definitive books on the Pueblos along the Rio Grande in New Mexico. Information about pueblo events including feast days and special dances included, as well as a page or two of information about the origination and history of each pueblo. An excellent book for anyone interested in New Mexico's pueblos and the people who keep the traditions alive.

Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque

Author: Lesley King for Frommer's

Description: A good guide for newcomers to these three cities - helps you plan your trip, there's a list of maps, an orientation to each city and how to get around, lists on where to dine, what to see and do, shopping, nightlife, excursions from Santa Fe, and information about Northern New Mexico in depth

The Essence of Santa Fe: From a Way of Life to a Style

Author: Hammett, Jerilou & Kingsley

The House at Otowi Bridge

Author: Church, Peggy Pond

The Man to Send Rain Clouds: Contemporary Stories by American Indians

Author: Silko, Leslie Marmon

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