One hidden gem among U.S. national monuments is a treasure like no other. At the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, visitors take a deeper look into spectacular chapters of our nation’s history through the natural resources that make it what it is today.
Located in northwestern New Mexico, you’ll find the ancient Chaco Culture National Historic Park. This park is famous for being one of the most exceptional concentration of pueblos in the American Southwest. The park consist of some of the most historic ancient ruins north of Mexico and preserves some of the most important pre-Columbian cultural and historical areas in North America.
If your travels have ever taken you to the Southwest region of the nation, then you are likely familiar with the high deserts, mountains, forests and farmland that characterize the area’s geography. In my own experience, the High Road to Taos Scenic Byway is one of the best ways to explore and absorb the region’s entrancing desert scenery, eclectic villages and extensive history.
The High Road is a back-country, scenic route between Santa Fe and Taos leading visitors through an authentic journey of history and culture. The area’s history remains well-preserved and evident among the architecture, topography, and people along the route today.