Roadtrip America: Arizona And New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips

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Enjoy all the Southwest has to offer instead of zipping on by. In a few hours or a day, each one of these 25 scenic alternative routes makes it easy to discover the enchanting history, jaw-dropping natural wonders, unique roadside attractions, and best-kept local secrets that lie just off the Interstates. Stunning photography, detailed maps, and easy-to-follow narrative guide the way through breathtaking landscapes and iconic western towns. Each route begins and ends at an Interstate, making it easy to add a few hours of scenic moseying to a cross-country run or to enjoy a picturesque day trip from Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Albuquerque, or Santa Fe. Check out a real, ready-for action spaceport Shop for unique treasure at century old Wild West trading posts Meet the treat-seeking burros of Oatman on old Route 66 Rest at an ancient healing sanctuary on the high road to Taos Explore the ancestral home of the Hopituh Shi-nu-mu in Arizona's north country Experience the rush of ten thousand cranes and snow geese as they rise above Bosque del Apache Look for extraterrestrials in Roswell Take a selfie while "standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona" Visit "The Wickedest Town in the West" Drive to the bottom of the Grand Canyon!
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Imbrifex Books
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ISBN9781945501050
PublisherImbrifex Books
Publication Date2018
SeriesScenic Side Trips , #1
Pages384
Features
  • Table of Contents
  • Foreword xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Part 1 Scenic Alternatives to Interstate 10 21
  • 1 Van Horn, Texas, to Las Cruces, New Mexico 23
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • Roswell UFO Museum
  • Lincoln Historic Site
  • Billy the Kid Scenic Byway
  • Sierra Blanca Mountains
  • White Sands National Monument
  • White Sands Missile Range Museum
  • 2 Las Cruces to Lordsburg 37
  • Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science
  • Hatch (Chile Capital of the World)
  • Spaceport America
  • Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway
  • Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway
  • Gila Hot Springs
  • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
  • Pinos Altos
  • Historic Silver City
  • City of Rocks State Park
  • Chino Copper Mine
  • 3 Lordsburg to Willcox, Arizona 50
  • Silver City
  • Catwalk National Recreation Trail
  • Mogollon Ghost Town
  • White Mountains of Eastern Arizona
  • Coronado Trail Scenic Byway
  • Blue Range Primitive Area
  • Morenci Mine
  • Clifton Townsite Historic District
  • Rex Allen Museum
  • 4 Lordsburg to Phoenix 63
  • Duncan
  • Safford and Mount Graham
  • Globe/Miami
  • Superior and the Boyce Thompson Arboretum
  • Phoenix Mountain Parks
  • Arizona State Capitol Museum
  • Heard Museum
  • Desert Botanical Garden
  • Pueblo Grande
  • 5 Wiilcox to Benson 75
  • Fort Bowie National Historic Site
  • Chiricahua National Monument
  • Douglas and Agua Prieta
  • Bisbee and the Copper Queen Mine
  • Tombstone
  • O.K. Corral and Boot Hill
  • St. David
  • Benson
  • 6 Benson to Tucson 89
  • Kartchner Caverns State Park
  • Ramsey Canyon Preserve
  • Coronado National Memorial
  • Montezuma Pass
  • Parker Canyon Lake
  • Sonoita
  • Patagonia
  • Nogales
  • Tumacacori National ITistorical Park
  • Tubac Presidio
  • Titan Missile Museum
  • 7 A Tucson Circuit 101
  • Sabino Canyon
  • Mount Lemmon
  • Saguaro National Park East
  • AMARG Boneyard
  • Pima Air & Space Museum
  • Mission San Xavier del Bac
  • Old Tucson
  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
  • Saguaro National Park West
  • Gates Pass
  • 8 Tucson to Phoenix 117
  • Biosphere 2
  • Pinal Pioneer Parkway
  • Tom Mix Memorial
  • Historic Florence
  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
  • LDS Mesa Temple
  • Tempe Town Lake
  • Old Town Scottsdale
  • Western Spirit Museum
  • Part 2 Scenic Alternatives to Interstate 17 129
  • 9 Phoenix to Flagstaff, West Route 131
  • Wickenburg
  • Yarneil Hill
  • Prescott and Whiskey Row
  • Mingus Mountain and Jerome
  • Tuzigoot National Monument and the Verde Valley
  • Sedona and the Red Rocks
  • Oak Creek Canyon
  • Flagstaff
  • 10 Phoenix to Flagstaff, East Route 143
  • Taliesin West
  • Fountain Hills
  • Payson and the Zane Gray Cabin
  • Mogollon Rim
  • Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
  • Pine and Strawberry
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument
  • Arcosanti
  • Schnebly Hill
  • Sedona
  • Oak Creek Canyon
  • 11 Phoenix to Holbrook 157
  • Superstition Wilderness
  • Apache Trail Historic Road
  • Salt River Lakes (Canyon, Apache, and Roosevelt)
  • Tonto National Monument
  • Globe
  • Salt River Canyon
  • Show Low
  • Petrified Forest National Park
  • Painted Desert
  • Holbrook
  • Part 3 Scenic Alternatives to Interstate 40 171
  • 12 Kingman to Flagstaff 173
  • Historic Route 66
  • Oatman
  • Peach Springs and the Hualapai Reservation
  • Diamond Creek Road
  • The Colorado River
  • Grand Canyon Caverns
  • Seligman
  • Williams
  • Grand Canyon Railroad
  • Flagstaff
  • 13 St. George, Utah, to Flagstaff 189
  • Zion National Park
  • North Rim of the Grand Canyon
  • Lee's Ferry
  • Lake Powell
  • Antelope Canyon
  • Horseshoe Bend
  • Flagstaff
  • 14 Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon Loop 207
  • Cameron Trading Post
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Red Mountain Crater
  • Hart Prairie Preserve
  • Snowbowl (San Francisco Peaks)
  • Museum of Northern Arizona
  • Flagstaff
  • 15 Flagstaff to Holbrook 221
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument
  • Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monuments
  • Coal Mine Canyon
  • Hopi Mesas
  • Little Painted Desert
  • Winslow
  • Holbrook
  • 16 Holbrook to Gallup, New Mexico 233
  • Canyon de Chelly National Monument
  • Monument Valley
  • Navajo Route 13 and tbe Lukachukai Mountains
  • Shiprock
  • Gallup
  • 17 Gallup to Grants 249
  • Gallup
  • Bisti Badlands
  • Aztec Ruins National Monument (Farmington)
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  • 18 Gallup to Albuquerque 261
  • Gallup Historic District
  • Zunr Pueblo
  • El Morro National Monument
  • Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano
  • El Malpais National Monument
  • The Sky City of Acoma
  • Laguna Pueblo
  • Los Lunas
  • Rio Grande
  • Albuquerque
  • 19 Grants to Socorro 275
  • Grants
  • El Malpais National Monument
  • Pie Town
  • The VLA
  • Plains of San Agustin
  • Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
  • Part 4 Scenic Alternatives to Interstate 25 287
  • 20 Socorro to Albuquerque 289
  • Historic Socorro
  • Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge
  • Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument (Abo, Gran Quivira, and Quarai)
  • Salt Mission Trail Scenic Byway
  • Sandia Peak Tramway
  • 21 Albuquerque Loop 301
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • Petroglyph National Monument
  • Corrales
  • Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
  • Turquoise Trail
  • Tinkertown Museum
  • Sandia Crest
  • 22 Albuquerque to Santa Fe 313
  • Coronado Historic Site
  • Jemez Mountain Trail Scenic Byway
  • Jemez Historic Site
  • Valles Caldera National Preserve
  • Fenton Lake State Park
  • Abiquiu
  • Bandelier National Monument
  • Los Alamos
  • Bradbury Science Museum
  • Santa Fe
  • 23 Santa Fe/Taos Loop, Part A 327
  • Santa Fe
  • Low Road to Taos
  • Old Spanish Trail
  • Puye Cliff Dwellings
  • Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
  • San Francisco de Asis Church
  • Taos
  • Taos Pueblo
  • 24 Santa Fe/Taos Loop, Part B 339
  • Taos
  • Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway
  • Taos Ski Valley
  • Wild Rivers Backcountry Byway
  • Red River
  • Eagle Nest Lake
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park
  • Angel Fire
  • High Road to Taos Scenic Byway
  • Las Trampas
  • Truchas
  • El Santuario de Chimayo
  • Santa Fe
  • 25 Santa Fe to Raton 355
  • Santa Fe
  • Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
  • Abiquiu
  • Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio
  • Ghost Ranch
  • Echo Amphitheater
  • Brazos Cliffs
  • Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
  • Taos
  • Cimarron Canyon State Park
  • Cimarron
  • Raton
  • Acknowledgements 371
  • Index 372
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