11009
Santa Fe
Santa Fe and Taos: A Tale Of Two Cities
Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures.
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Program No. 11009gvz
Length
7 days
Starts at
1,199
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At a Glance

Less than 70 miles from one another, Santa Fe and Taos are the jewel cities of northern New Mexico, seemingly enchanted places set amidst the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Adobe pueblos built by ancestral peoples still stand, elegant Spanish colonial plazas serve as meeting places as they have for four centuries and beautiful museums display the work of artist-pilgrims who gathered here to find inspiration in the land. Examine Santa Fe and Taos through the eyes of those who have called them home and discover not only what they share, but also what sets each apart.
Activity Level
Moderate
Walking up to one mile, standing up to one hour. Elevations of 5,000-7,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about artist Georgia O'Keeffe and visit the O'Keeffe museum.
  • Be moved by the ancient Native traditions and cultures preserved in Taos Pueblo and gain insight into the enduring nature of the Pueblo people at the Poeh Center.
  • Explore Meow Wolf, Santa Fe's exciting immersive art installation.
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Mark Utgaard
A resident of New Mexico for more than 40 years, Mark Utgaard enjoys sharing his love for the state’s culture and history with others. He is a former journalist and editor, and for 20 years, owned an importing business that offered traditional and contemporary handcrafts from Colombia for wholesale in North America, Asia and the Caribbean. During the 1960s and 1970s, Mark traveled to Europe several times as a member of youth orchestras, and later worked as a travel manager for other youth choirs and orchestras journeying to Europe. He has been a Road Scholar group leader and instructor for six years. In his free time, Mark likes to make furniture from old wood and he is learning to play the button accordion.
Mark Utgaard
Jerry Rightman
Sharon Niederman
Ronald Roybal
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