Turqouise Trail, Santa Fe, Rio Grande, Taos
Mar 28, 2010
Apr 23, 2011
The Turqouise Trail is a route from Albuquerque to Santa Fe. Mining was a predominant activity. Some of the local jewelry is made from this stone which occurs in veins. We also saw the remnants of a coal mine operation. Santa Fe is an old Spanish town dating back to the 1500's. Many historic buildings and very intersting architecture. Lots of tourist shops selling local art and jewelry. From here we travelled an historic loop which took us through Taos another historic town. Along the way we saw the Rio Grande near its northern end. The way back was again up into the high country where there is still snow in the forests by the side of th road. There seems to be little economic activity other than tourism. Tomorrow we head for Amarillo Texas.