Eco-Travel New Mexico
152 pages, 5 1/2 x 8
30 color photos, 7 maps
Paperback
Release Date:30 Sep 2017
ISBN:9780826357045
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Eco-Travel New Mexico

86 Natural Destinations, Green Hotels, and Sustainable Adventures

University of New Mexico Press

Winner of the 2018 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Travel Book

Eco-Travel New Mexico
is the essential take-along companion to sustainable travel in New Mexico, on the main trails and off the beaten path. Ashley M. Biggers's guide delves into the heart of this enchanting land--from stunning natural landscapes to vital cultural areas that give New Mexico its distinctive character. With handy insider tips and insights, the guide takes travelers to eco-friendly destinations, farm-to-table restaurants, and green hotels and introduces them to sustainable outfitters. Complete with recommended hikes and camping areas, Eco-Travel New Mexico gives travelers the tools they need to authentically and responsibly explore their environment.

An absorbing read that sparks mindfulness and summons travelers to explore the state's vast cultural and natural attractions.'--American Road
This book makes it easy to explore New Mexico fully and deeply while leaving nothing but a light carbon footprint behind.'--Tricia Ware, former editor in chief of New Mexico Magazine
Born and raised in New Mexico, Ashley M. Biggers is a travel journalist who has contributed to many magazines, including New Mexico Magazine, the Santa Fean, and Beyond. She is the several-times author of the New Mexico True Adventure Guide, the New Mexico Tourism Department's travel guide, and she is the author of 100 Things to Do in Albuquerque Before You Die, a bucket-list guide to the Duke City. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Preface;
Introduction;
How to Use This Guide;
Must-See Destinations and Suggested Itineraries;

Albuquerque and the Central Rio Grande;
Cultural Area
1. Petroglyph National Monument;
Lodging
2. Desert Harbor;
3. Hotel Andaluz;
4. Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm;
Natural Areas
5. Albuquerque Open Space;
6. Continental Divide National Scenic Trail;
7. Manzano Mountain Wilderness;
8. Ojito Wilderness;
9. Rio Grande Nature Center State Park;
10. Sandia Mountain Wilderness;
11. Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge;
Outfitters
12. Rainbow Ryders;
13. Routes Bicycle Tours and Rentals;
Restaurants
14. Farm & Table Restaurant;
15. The Grove Café and Market;

Santa Fe, Taos, and North-Central Mountains;
Cultural Areas
16. Bandelier National Monument;
17. Puye Cliffs;
18. Taos Pueblo;
Eco-Destinations
19. Enchanted Forest Cross-Country Ski Area;
20. Fishtail Ranch;
21. Ghost Ranch;
22. Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa;
23. Santa Fe Farmers Market;
24. Vallecitos Mountain Ranch;
Lodging
25. Earthship Biotecture and Greater World Earthship Community;
26. El Monte Sagrado;
27. Origin at Rancho de San Juan;
28. Southwest Nordic Center;
29. Sunrise Springs Spa Resort;
Natural Areas
30. Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Area;
31. El Vado and Heron Lake State Parks;
32. Jemez Mountains;
33. Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument;
34. Pecos Wilderness;
35. Rio Grande del Norte National Monument;
36. Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe Adjacent;
37. South Boundary Trail;
38. Valles Caldera National Preserve;
39. Wheeler Peak Wilderness;
Outfitters
40. Equus
41. Los Rios River Runners;
42. Mountain Skills Rock Climbing Adventures;
43. Outspire Hiking and Snowshoeing;
44. Santa Fe Mountain Adventures;
45. Taos Fly Shop;
46. Wild Earth Llama Adventures;
47. YogiHiker;
Restaurants
48. Il Piatto Italian Farmhouse Kitchen;
49. The Love Apple;
50. Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen;
51. Taos Mesa Brewing;
52. Verde;
53. Vinaigrette;

Northeastern Plains;
Cultural Area
54. Santa Fe National Historic Trail;
Eco-Destination
55. Vermejo Park Ranch;
Natural Areas
56. Blue Hole;
57. Clayton Lake State Park;
58. Cimarron Canyon State Park;
59. Valle Vidal;

Southeastern Desert;
Natural Areas
60. Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge;
61. Bottomless Lakes State Park;
62. Carlsbad Caverns National Park;
63. Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area;
64. White Mountain Wilderness;
65. White Sands National Monument;


Southwestern Desert and Las Cruces;
Cultural Areas
66. El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail;
67. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument;
Eco-Destination
68. Ladder and Armendaris Ranches/Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa;
Lodging
69. Bear Mountain Lodge;
70. D and D's Organic Haven Bed and Breakfast;
71. Faywood Hotsprings;
Natural Areas
72. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge;
73. City of Rocks State Park;
74. Gila National Forest and Wilderness Areas;
75. Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Monument;
Outfitter
76. U-Trail;

Western New Mexico and the Four Corners Region;
Cultural Areas
77. Acoma Pueblo;
78. Aztec Ruins National Monument;
79. Chaco Culture National Historical Park;
80. Zuni Pueblo;
Eco-Destination
81. Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary;
Lodging
82. Kokopelli's Cave;
Natural Areas
83. Bisti/De-Na Zin Wilderness;
84. El Malpais National Monument and National Conservation Area;
85. El Morro National Monument;
86. Navajo Lake State Park/San Juan River;

Acknowledgments;
Additional Reading;
About the Author;
Index;

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