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Central New Mexico

In this episode we explored one of the more traveled regions in New Mexico, but with a twist. We were on a mission to find things off the beaten path, and show some new things to do in the more populated, Central, part of the state.

acequias-530Hey there again! In this episode we explored one of the more traveled regions in New Mexico, but with a twist. We were on a mission to find things off the beaten path, and show some new things to do in the more populated, Central, part of the state.

One of the most unique outdoor activities in the region is going to Kasha Katuwe, or as most people refer to it as, Tent Rocks. This rock formation is spectacular because of the distinctive structures of white cliffs that are in the shape of tents. Shooting in this environment was a lot of fun because it was an actual hike and there were some gorgeous slot canyons we got to roam through. We also got to stop along the way and do some time-lapse video with the cliffs to show the clouds moving around it.

One of the things I’ve always wanted to do is go biking through the acequias around the quaint farming town of Corralles, right outside of Albuquerque. This small farming community is the perfect getaway to escape the city and get immersed into old New Mexico. Biking through it is the best way to see it, and the best way to get to their Growers Market. The acequias through the town go on for MILES, and are shaded by aged cottonwoods. The sound of the leaves brushing in the wind makes for a very peaceful ride.

img_3839If you are looking for different way to the see the urban area of Albuquerque, the Breaking Bad Tour out on by ABQ Trolley Tours is the best way to get a different view of the town that most people are familiar with. The world acclaimed TV show, showcased many different businesses and locations around ABQ, and the Trolley Tour does a great job of giving you the backstory of the show and how it impacted the city.

While you’re in ABQ, The beautiful Sandia Mountains warrant all kinds of activities. The most obvious of the activities is going to the top of Sandia Peak aboard the Tram. Having done this before, the real highlight for me was being able to talk to some folks visiting from Chicago, as they went to the top. Seeing and hearing their reaction really opened my eyes to the beauty of the Sandias that I think many locals like myself start to take for granted. Seeing the whole city from that high up, literally and figuratively gives you perspective, that you don’t get day to day.

abiquiu-350All in all, hopefully this episode gave you some ideas of new things to do in central New Mexico, a place many of us call home. We want to show you, there is always more exploring to be done, even in your own backyard.

As always thank you for reading and watching. Keep exploring, MN

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