Northwest New Mexico

Northwest New Mexico Travel Guide

Gather the children to the historic lodge’s on Saturday evenings to catch the Chuckwagon Cowboy Dinner show. Here, Wild West tales are told through guitar music and song as you dig into hearty ranch-hand staples like beef brisket, beans, and corn bread.

Visit the remote and hard-to-reach Chaco Culture National Historical Park, a collection of amazingly well-excavated Anasazi ruins, including Pueblo Bonito, which once contained some 800 chambers and stood several stories high.

A partially reconstructed circa-1100 pueblo.

Book a ride on the narrow-gauge Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, whose vintage coal-powered locomotives chug through a stunning San Juan Mountains landscape for 64 miles, just over the border to Antonito (buses shuttle you back to Chama).