Welcome to gay friendly Northern New Mexico

EL MORRO
Whether passing through to your next travel destination or just a day or over-night trip, El Morro is the best kept gay secret. It’s only 2 hours away from Albuquerque, you’ll have plenty of energy to climb the El Morro National Monument, have a meal, see the wolves and check out some cool art. And maybe spend the night in a cabin or camp out to catch the unobstructed view of the Milky Way.

GALLUP
Gallup, New Mexico. It’s known as the epicenter of Native American history, art, culture and tradition in the southwest, and was made famous in the song “Route 66.” Explore Gallup and discover one of the last genuine Native American experiences on earth. Genuine Gallup. It’s genuinely amazing.

FARMINGTON

Farmington is in the heart of America’s Southwest, surrounded by world-class cultural treasures and magnificent landscapes. Nestled in the picturesque San Juan River

Valley, Farmington is within sight of Colorado’s rugged San Juan Mountains and the desert highlands of Arizona and Utah. Farmington is the commercial center of the Four Corners Region with a population of 46,000 people.

The perfect place for enjoying extraordinary outdoor recreation and travel adventures, the Four Corners area is legendary for its year-round pleasant climate, which makes the area a pleasurable destination during any season.

 

MADRID

Located just south of Santa Fe on the Turquoise Trail, in the mineral-rich Ortiz Mountains, Madrid is in the oldest coal mining region in New Mexico. There is evidence of primitive mining in the Madrid area as early as the mid-1850’s. By 1892, the yield from a narrow valley known as “Coal Gulch” was large enough to warrant the construction of a 6.5 mile railroad spur to the main line of the Santa Fe Railroad. Coal Gulch later became the town site of Madrid. This unique & small town is now a creative community with over 40 shops and galleries representing hundreds of artists.

TAOS

Photo Provided by the New Mexico Department of Tourism

Photo Provided by the New Mexico Department of Tourism

For more than a century, Taos has been a magnet for artists and art lovers. World-class museums and galleries, historic tours, and excellent restaurants make Taos a popular day trip for visitors. Seventy miles north of Santa Fe, at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Taos is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts, with plenty of annual sunshine, excellent skiing, and mountain trails for hiking and biking.

Essential to its character is the historic Taos Plaza, established in the late 18th century. Today, the Plaza boasts more than 40 galleries and boutiques and several restaurants.

The journey from Santa Fe to Taos can be an adventure in itself, with two possible routes, both about equal in distance. Locals call the most direct (yet still scenic) path, which follows the Rio Grande, the Low Road. But the snaking High Road to Taos is a stunning must see. Heading north from Santa Fe, the High Road takes you along five different byways, passing through several small mountain villages, each rich in culture and history. The road goes east from Espanola and winds through beautiful Northern New Mexico.

The experience of Northern New Mexico is the enchantment of ancient traditions, artistic and spiritual wealth, plus truly savory food.