LAst year, i took a 12 day road trip through southern utah, arizona, and NM- camping and hiking at zion, bryce canyon, grand canyon, canyon de chelly, chaco, and petrified national forest- and exploring many scenic raods along the way. The place I wish I had gotten to explore more alst year was Chaco, so here i am, returning to NM. Here is my tentative itinerary. Please make any suggestions- regarding places to see, as well as roads to take!
Day 1: get to Albuquerque; take the sandia peak tramway
Night 1: some cheap motel in the city
Day 2: explore the city in the morning, and then drive to chaco [any route suggestions?]
night 2: chaco
day 3: chaco
night 3: chaco
day 4: chaco
night 4: chaco
day 5: break camp, drive to bandelier [via route 4] and see all the things along the way [any tips here?]
night 5: bandelier
day 6: bandelier int eh morning, then drive to santa fe
night 6: santa fe
day 7: santa fe in the morning, but then I am as yet undecided on the rest of the day. I have to be in albuquerque by nighttime, but in between i am deciding between:
a. hiking tent rocks
b. petrified national forest
d. any other suggestions you all may have for this day!
SOrry for the long post. Again I appreciate any/all input. peace.