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Santa Fe Bound

Albuquerque is central to so much of what happens in New Mexico. You can spend your whole time in the area and not feel like you’re missing something. That’s why the American RV Resort is such a good option for people visiting the region to choose as a home base.

However, as we discussed last time, there are some options for visiting nearby Santa Fe. We thought we’d explore some of the things you can do near Santa Fe


One of the great options for a day trip is visiting the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. It is a great chance to explore the outdoors in New Mexico. As part of the national monument you can experience a national recreation trail. It ranges 5,570 to 6,760 feet above sea level, so it may not be for the faint of lung. You can only do it on foot.

It has two segments that will give you the chance to hike, birdwatch, identify local flora, and work on your geologist skills.

The Cave Loop Trail is 1.2 miles long and considered easy. More difficult is the Canyon Trail, with its steep climb to the mesa top. Another option is the Veterans Memorial Trail, which is considered very easy and wheel chair accessible.

Follow Up

Unless you want to spend the whole day at the KKT, you could get an early start, visit while the temperatures are cool, then catch lunch in Santa Fe. Some good, moderately priced restaurants are the Jambo Café, Mucho Gusto, and La Boca, and Café Pasqual’s.

Once you’ve refueled and let your body rest from the morning exertions, you might want to spend a little time visiting the Nedra Matteucci Galleries. You have the chance to see some beautiful art and make it a relaxing afternoon.