Monday, 13 November 2017

Santa Fe to Taos, Angel Fire Campground, Enchanted Circle Taos April 2017

I am writing this in November.  We visited Taos in April so this blog will rely more on the memories in the photos rather than fresh experiences.

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We said goodbye to Santa Fe passing the cool Rail Runner Train and headed out along the El Camino Real towards the higher country and mountains to Taos.  The scenery was breathtaking and the vintage signs, native designs on bridges and quaint homes and villages were plentiful.

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Camel Rock

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The river ran beside the highway the entire journey.

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The Truchas and Santa Fe Ranges, exceeding 13,000 feet.

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Taos is an attractive town that draws tourists all year round.

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Many chalets and equestrian farms snuggle in the valleys.

Angel Fire Campground was a huge resort that we shared with only two other Rvers.  The mountain views and skyscapes around the park were incredible.

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Before the snows came we visited Kit Carson’s home in Taos.  It was a complete adobe home and gardens filled with artifacts of family life and heroism of Kit’s fame.

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The Enchanted Circle Drive is a day trip that introduces the traveler to the mountainous views, lakes and rivers, small towns and heritage of the Taos area.  We were disappointed with a day of rain predicted but the amazing clouds, sun, rain and snow showers increased the drama of the sites tenfold.

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We were lucky to a couple of grazing Elk.

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