Some Shots on a Return Trip to New Mexico

I had a conference this past week in Santa Fe and went a day early so I could drive up to Taos.  I traveled up the High Road, stopping in Las Trampas to visit  the San José de Gracia Church in Las Trampas, New Mexico. Built between 1760 and 1776, San José de Gracia is a National Historic Landmark.

The High Road South of Chimayo-1895
Along the High Road to Taos, south of Chimayo
San Jose de Garcia Church - Trampas NM-1829
San José de Gracia in Las Trampas

 

Gravesite, San José de Gracia Church, Las Trampas, New Mexico

Last May, I shot several photos along the top of the Rio Grande Gorge, northwest of Taos. On this trip, I wanted to get down to the base of the gorgeand found a road leading down to the John Dunn Bridge. The area is quite popular with fishers and paddlers. It is also the site of hot springs that attracts locals. Here are photos taken around the bridge, as well as one photo back at the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.

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The John Dunn Bridge near Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico

John Dunn Bridge-7576

John Dunn Bridge-7571

Rio Grande Gorge-

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Rio Grande Gorge-7-2

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge-
The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

The Enchanted Circle is an 85 mile trip around Mount Wheeler, northeast of Taos. The road rises up to an elevation of 9,820 feet at Bobcat pass. Here are three photos I shots along the way. The first is of three pine trees reflected in Fawn Lakes near Red River. The second is of aspen trees that had lost their leaves, new Bobcat Pass. The third is a view of snow capped Mount Wheeler, looking through the entrance to a ranch north of Eagles Nest, New Mexico.

Three Pines at Fawn Lakes-
Three Pines on Fawn Lakes

 

Aspens near Bobcat Pass-
Aspens near Bobcat Pass on the Enchanted Circle
Ranch on the Enchanted Circle-1878
Mount Wheeler