Travel Back In Time Through This Breathtaking Mountain Pass In New Mexico

New Mexico is renowned for its incredible hikes, but there is a historic area in particular that takes visitors back in time thousands of years through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Called the Gateway to the Plains, this pass journeys through the juniper, piñon, and ponderosa pine woodlands and past remnants of Indian pueblos of resilient people who once lived there. Here’s why you’ll want time travel through Glorieta Pass and its trails near Santa Fe:

Have your visited Pecos National Park, and if so, what was your experience? Did you take any of the tours while there? For related content, here are the 12 best places in New Mexico to explore on foot.