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North Central, New Mexico

An excellent choice for a sightseeing adventure within the North Central Region is the Enchanted Circle, an 86-mile scenic-driving tour that connects several picturesque towns around and through the highest Rock Mountain peaks in New Mexico. Just one of the many beautiful landmarks you'll glimpse along the drive is Wheeler Peak, New Mexico's tallest mountain, which towers 13,161 feet neat Taos Ski Valley.

Several other ski areas in the region also offer exciting adventures. Excellent powdery trails await you at Ski Santa Fe, Angel Fire Resort Ski and Snowboard Area, Enchanted Forest Cross-Country Ski Center, Red River Ski Area, Pajarito Ski Mountain near Los Alamos and Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort between Penasco and Taos.

Opportunities for outdoor activities abound, including many lakes for fishing, boating, swimming and more. The upper reaches of the Rio Grande enter the state from Colorado and rafters and kayakers are treated to exhilarating fun every spring runoff with whitewater rapids crashing through the Taos Box and beyond.

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Harding Mine

University of New Mexico site open to rock and mineral collectors. Call UNM Earth &

Dixon, NM Natural Attractions


Pajarito Ski Mountain

37 runs, 140 inches snow annually, 80 percent of runs expert/intermediate. Uphill lift capacity: 6,500

Los Alamos, NM Skiing



Mission and Convento

Replica of Juan de Onate's first church, built in 1598

Espanola, NM Historic Churches

Vietnam Veterans National Memorial

Honors vets of Vietnam and other wars; constructed by family of Victor Westphall, whose son was killed in Vietnam. Chapel open 24 hours, visitors/

Angel Fire, NM Memorials



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