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A travel journal to Santa Fe by SeenThat

Pecos National Historical Park Photo, Pecos, New Mexico More Photos
Quote: Returning to the City of the Holy Faith after an absence of more than a month, I found, despite the midsummer sun, a colder town refreshed daily by sudden, slow rains. Exploring more of its surroundings became an appealing option.

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Overview

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Pecos is a small town south of Santa Fe which has two big attractions in its surroundings, the Pecos National Park and the Santa Fe National Forest. The park covers a thousand years of local history and offers fascinating glimpses to the local cultures and Spanish colonization periods of the area. The Pueblo, the Kivas—including one completely and artfully restored—and the Catholic Mission show a different, but not so remote, face of the country. On the other side of Pecos is the Santa Fe National Forest and the Pecos River, which offer awesome views of pines and aspens in a mountainous landscape. Big Tesuque is in the way to the Santa Fe Ski Basin, north of the town, and is a nearby option to trek f...Read More

Cloud Cliff Bakery and Artspace

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Attraction | "Cloud Cliff - Bakery Cafe Artspace"

Cloud Cliff Bakery and Artspace Photo, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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When my friend told me where we were going, the name sounded as an early warning; I have grown sceptic of native style names in Santa Fe. Once there, I saw the presumptuous suffix to the name - cafe artspace - and knew that my fears were to become true. In a low adobe structure, with a few chairs outside and many tables in a spacious interior shared with an open kitchen, Cloud Cliff tries hard to position itself as a top-end coffee-shop; stylish lamps throw light upon clothes with special designs adorning the walls. I approached some of them, photographed, picked up a menu and learned a bit about their nature. The features on the clothes were hand-painted and embroidered by the Shipibo...Read More

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Cloud Cliff Bakery and Artspace
1805 Second St
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Pecos National Historical Park

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Attraction | "Pecos"

Pecos National Historical Park Photo, Pecos, New Mexico
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The Pecos National Park covers a thousand years of local history, and offers fascinating glimpses to the local cultures and the Spanish colonization of the area. The ruins trail is just about two kilometers long, but the area offers additional attractions which can be combined into a full day trip from Santa Fe. The park is some forty kilometers southeast of Santa Fe, next to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Santa Fe National Forest and the town of Pecos. The best way to reach it is by car; arriving from Santa Fe, exit at the Pecos-Glorieta interchange 299, continue east on NM50 to the town of Pecos and then turn south on NM63 and continue for some four kilometers. From the other direction, e...Read More

Pecos National Historical Park
State Road 63
Pecos, New Mexico 87552
(505) 757-7200

Ram Das Puri

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Story/Tip

Ram Das Puri Photo, New Mexico, United States
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A friend of mine, a journalist in Santa Fe, New Mexico, called suddenly telling me he had got a couple of invitations to the International Peace Prayer Day at Ram Das Puri, not far away from Española. I jumped into his old van and used the hour-long trip to find out where we were going. As always in this area, the story was a mishmash of contradictions and people. Ram Das Puri is nowadays a Sikh settlement and apparently their main center in New Mexico. Belonging to a people with a long tradition as warriors, they found their place here as private-security providers. Without blinking twice, my friend added that the land was sacred to the Hopi, who used it for their Sacred Healing Walk around a 2...Read More

Big Tesuque

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Story/Tip

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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"Let's climb the Mountain," I was told enigmatically by a local Santa Fean. My puzzlement was obvious: at Santa Fe's northern border are the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Jemez Mountains are close and many small, spiky, hills are scattered all around. She couldn't help with the name, but patiently explained to me that there is only one Mountain, and it is at the end of the Ski Basin Road. The August afternoon was rainy, foggy and cold and the idea of trekking a bit attracted me. She brought her children, who were lured by the prospect of finding edible mushrooms, and we began traveling north of downtown toward the general direction of the Ski Basin. It took very little to find that the Ski ...Read More