Good Morning, and Happy October!
Four years ago this week I was driving the backroads of New Mexico, doing the research for my book, Arizona and New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips. As it happens, mid-October is a fabulous time to travel in that part of the world, and I've got the pictures to prove it!
Aztec Ruins National Monument, near Farmington
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, near Socorro
Ruins of Quarai Mission, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
Coronado Historic Site, New Mexico State Park near Albuquerque
Along the Rio Grande near Albuquerque
Along the Jemez Mountain Trail
Bandelier National Monument
Rio Grande near Embudo, on the Low Road to Taos
Along the High Road to Taos
When it comes to Autumn in New Mexico, it's not the quantity, it's the quality!
Santuario de Chimayo, on the High Road to Taos
All of these locations, and a lot of these same photos are featured in the book, along with maps and everything else you need to plan a "New Mexico Autumn Extravaganza" of your own!
If you like the photos, and you'd like to see more, I just put up a new post on my blog with this exact same theme:
New Mexico's Golden Autumn
Check it out--it's pretty cool!