New Mexico October 15, 2019
Fall Is Here And These Are The 7 Best Places To See The Changing Leaves In New Mexico
There’s no denying fall is officially here. Take a peek at any New Mexican’s Instagram feed and you’re now likely to spot the vivid warm hues of autumn in photos. If you want to join the pumpkin spice army in experiencing those glowing fall colors, here’s a look at 7 places around you need to visit.
1. Aspen Vista Trail (Santa Fe)
If you’re in the hiking mood, a trek down all or part of this 11.6-mile trail is the perfect way to absorb the warm hues of the color spectrum. The aspens tower above and shimmer with an intense golden hue.
2. Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (Chama)
You have a few days left to hop aboard this train before it closes for the season. Trust us, it’s worth it. During this trip, you’ll have the opportunity to see the fall colors in the mountains like never before.
3. Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway (Taos)
In the mood for a mountain drive? Check out the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway to take in fall’s flaming colors. The drive begins in Taos on Highway 64 and runs in a loop through Red River, Angel Fire before returning to Taos.
4. Jemez Mountain National Scenic Byway
Another option for a beautiful drive in northern New Mexico is the Jemez Mountain Trail National Scenic Byway. This loops 132 miles through the Jemez Mountains and there’s no shortage of autumnal beauty here.
5. Mexican Canyon Trestle Trail (Cloudcroft)
You can enjoy witnessing a piece of history along with the brilliant amber and crimson leaves scattered around the trail. This is a two-mile trail that is perfect for a morning nature walk.
6. Sandia Peak Tramway (Albuquerque)
Curious how the birds see the glowing fall foliage this time of year? Hop aboard the longest tram in the country, the Sandia Peak Tramway! This will take you on an aerial ride in the Sandia Mountains and give you a chance to see those fall colors from above.
7. El Santuario de Chimayó
New Mexico’s well-known pilgrimage site, El Santuario de Chimayó, is currently radiating fall’s hues. The leaves surrounding the church create a warm environment with scarlet, amber, and maroon shades.
Aren’t these some gorgeous places? Where do you like to experience fall’s vibrant colors?
If you want to make your weekend an especially memorable harvest celebration, be sure to visit a pumpkin farm before October ends. You can read about one of our favorite locations in
These 8 Charming Pumpkin Patches In New Mexico Are Picture Perfect For A Fall Day. Address: Hyde Park Rd, Santa Fe, NM, USA Address: 500 Terrace Ave, Chama, NM 87520, USA Address: Cloudcroft, NM 88317, USA Address: 30 Tramway Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122, USA
Address: 15 Santuario Dr, Chimayo, NM 87522, USA