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New Mexico Interstate #25 Highway Guide

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New Mexico ' The Land Of Enchantment - Photo, New Mexic's State Flower The Yucca
 New Mexico ' The Land Of Enchantment -  Photo, New Mexic's State Flower The Yucca
The culture and the traditions of the Native American tribes are alive and well in New Mexico. When the Spanish conquistadors came to New Mexico in the 16th century, they brought with them a vital culture that remains alive to this day. Most Popular Attractions to visit in New Mexico: Billy the Kid Museum, Fort Sumner. Carlsbad Caverns, Chaco Canyon Historic Park, The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, Chama, International UFO Museum, Roswell, Gila Cliff Dwellings, Sandia Peak Tramway, Santa Fe, Taos Ski Valley, White Sands, Alamogordo.
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Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico
Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico
The state capital began its life as the Spanish 'Kingdom of New Mexico' in 1610, making it the oldest capital city in North America.
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Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico
Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Old El Palacio Real Fortress and Castle built by order of the Spanish Crown 1610 to 1612. Seat of government under three flags-Spanish, Mexican, American. From 1610 to 1910 the residence of over a hundred governors and captains general. This is the oldest public building in the United States.
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Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico
Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico
San Miguel Mission Church. The oldest church structure in the USA. The original adobe walls and alter were built by the Tlaxcalan Indians from Mexico under the direction of Franciscan Padres Ca 1610. It is also home to the nation's oldest community celebration - the Santa Fe Fiesta, established in 1712 to commemorate the Spaniards' re-occupation of New Mexico in 1692.
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Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico
Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico
This plaque marks the route of the Santa Fe Trail-Kansas City to Santa Fe.
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Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico
Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe is home to many artistic craftsman. These two took our fancy.
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Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico
Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico

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City of Santa Fe, New Mexico
Exit #278. Junction of Highway #14. North to city center, visitor information center-North of junction.
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Exit #276
Junction of Highway #599. Access to R.V. parks.
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Exit #271
Access to community of La Cienega, New Mexico - North of highway.
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View from highway
Driving south.
Driving south.
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Roadside turnout state rest area
Toilets, picnic tables-South side of highway.
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Exit #267

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View from highway
Driving south.
Driving south.
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View from highway
Driving south.
Driving south.
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Exit #264
Access to community of Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, Cochiti Lake, New Mexico recreation area. Within the boundaries of the Pueblo de Cochiti Nation on the Rio Grande (approximately 50 miles upstream from Albuquerque), lies Cochiti Lake. Cochiti is one of four flood and sediment control units on the Rio Grande, along with Jemez Canyon, Agiquiu, and Galisteo Dams. This lake is filled with water brought in from the Colorado River Basin to the Rio Grande Basin by way of the San Juan Diversion Project across the Continental Divide. Picnic sites, campsites, electrical hookups, drinking water, group shelters, dump stations, restrooms, and showers are some of the recreational facilities offered in this area.
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Point of Information
Santa Domingo Indian Reservation-Eastern boundary.
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Exit #259
Junction of Highway #22. Access to city of Santa Domingo Pueblo-North of highway. Santo Domingo Pueblo is located near the ancient Cerrillos turquoise mines, the village people have a distinguished history of making fine jewelry and heishi. The Santo Domingo people are still great traders, very much like their Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon ancestors. Many roadside stands with jewelry, pottery and silverwork for sale can be found during a visit to this pueblo.
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Point of Interest
Santa Domingo Indian Reservation-West boundary.
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Exit #257

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Point of Interest
San Felipe Indian Reservation-Eastern boundary.
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Exit #252
Access to community of San Felipe Pueblo, New Mexico - North of highway. San Felipe Pueblo was founded in 1706.
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Point of Information
San Felipe Indian Reservation-Western boundary.
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Exit #248
North to community of Algodones, New Mexico. Access to historic Highway Route 66. Immortalized as the 'Mother Road' in John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath, when it was designated in 1926, this national highway was one of the first roads to connect the Midwest to the West Coast, and rural areas to urban ones. In New Mexico, Route 66 slices across the entire state, from border to border, and, before a 1937 realignment, it made a loop to Santa Fe, then rejoined the main highway at Albuquerque.
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Exit #242
Junction of Highway #165 and #550. South to communities of Placitas, Sandia Park, Sandia Peak Ski Area. Services, fuel off highway. Access to Coronado State Park - North of highway. Coronado State Monument is named for Francisco Vasquez de Coronado who is thought to have camped near this site with his soldiers in 1540 while searching for the fabled Cities of Gold. Overlooking the Sandia Mountain and the Rio Grande.
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Exit #240
Junction of Highway #473. Access to community of Bernalillo, New Mexico - North of highway. Situated at the foot of the Sandia Mountains, New Mexico beside the state's major river the Rio Grande.
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Point of Information
Bernalillo County - Eastern boundary.
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Exit #234 (Tramway Road)
Junction of Highway #556. Access to visitor information.
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Point of Information
Sandia Indian Reservation-Western boundary.
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Point of Interest
Elevation 5000 ft. City of Albuquerque, New Mexico-Northern limits. Albuquerque nestled between the towering Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande Valley, the city of Albuquerque is rich with culture and heritage.
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View from highway of historic Highway #66 sign.
View from highway of historic Highway #66 sign.
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Exit #233 (Alameda Blvd)

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Exit #232 (Paseo Del Norte)
Junction of Roadway #423. Access to community of Paradise Hills, New Mexico-West of highway.
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Exit #230 (San Mateo Blvd)

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View from highway
Driving south.
Driving south.
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Exit #227 (Commanche Road)

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View from highway
Driving south.
Driving south.
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City of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Attractions in Albuquerque: Albuquerque Aquarium,- Alvarado Transportation Center - Beach Water Park - Cliff's Amusement Park - New Mexico State Fair - Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - Lodestar Astronomy Center - National Atom Museum - Old Town Plaza - Rio Grande Botanical Gardens - Sandia Crest and Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway.
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Exit #226
Junction of Interstate Highway #40. City of Albuquerque, New Mexico. West to Gallup, New Mexico. South to cities of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
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Start/finish of Highway Travel Guide.
For continuation of Travel west see Mlebymile.com - New Mexico Interstate # 40 Travel Guide Link - Albuquerque to Arizona / New Mexico State Line -Se

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