Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, New Mexico Off the Beaten Path shows you the Land of Enchantment you never knew existed. Attend the world-famous Santa Fe Opera, take an adobe- making class at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, or spend a day at the 100-acre Albuquerque Biological Park and experience a botanical garden and aquarium in the middle of the desert. So if you’ve been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.
Tucked away in Lincoln National Forest, the National Solar Observatory gives visitors a chance to see why and how astronomers study the sun from their vantage point at 9,200 feet in the Sacramento Mountains. Page 182.