Synopses & Reviews
Pack up the car and enjoy thirty-five drives through some of the most spectacular scenery in New Mexico, where the culture, terrain, and climate are as diverse as the Land of Enchantment itself. This indispensable highway companion maps out short trips for exploring the states scenic byways and back roads. Join nature writer and photographer Laurence Parent on an adventure that takes you from the dunes at White Sands National Monument to the lush forests of the Sacramento Mountains to the rugged waters of the Pecos River. Inside youll find:Itineraries from under 10 to more than 100 miles A route map for each drive
In-depth descriptions of drive highlights—including alpine villages, historic districts, ancient Indiandwellings, missions, and mining towns Historical information and suggested side trips
Tips on camping and fishing, travel services, and best driving seasons
With over 30 carefully selected scenic drives, this book offers myriad ways to explore the Land of Enchantment. Pass through the foothills of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, stop in the ghost town of Madrid, or gaze at the immense caves of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
About the Author
Laurence Parent is a freelance photographer and writer specializing in landscape, travel, and nature subjects. He has written 21 books, including seven FalconGuides.