Days 1-2: Santa Fe - Pecos Wilderness
In Santa Fe, the exquisite Inn on the Alameda is our home base for exploring outlying trails. Our first hike features unusual volcanic deposits at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. We then hike through cool forests in the Pecos Wilderness situated among lofty peaks. (B/L/D).
Days 3-4: Bandelier - Ghost Ranch
At Bandelier National Monument we travel through a designated wilderness area before dropping into Frijoles Canyon at the center of an ancient Anasazi civilization. The following day we experience the inspiration behind Georgia O'Keefe's most notable paintings as we hike Ghost Ranch. (B/L/D).
Days 5-6: Sangre de Cristo Mountains - Taos
High in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, we explore a far different world of alpine tundra. Take the afternoon to explore Taos, its galleries, and a 600-year-old pueblo. Before concluding in Santa Fe, we hike into the Rio Grande's pristine inner gorge. (B/L/D).
Trip Fees Include: All meals (lunch Day 1 - lunch Day 6), all accommodations (double occupancy), T-shirt, support vehicle, national forest and park fees, and professional guides.