New Mexico Road Trip #1: 5 Stops on the Turquoise Trail

New Mexico Road Trip #1:

We’re going to start doing something new here at I am New Mexico. New Mexico is the 5th largest state in the U.S. and encompasses 121,589 square miles.

Wow! That’s big!

Being one of the largest states and only having one major airport, there’s a lot of ground to cover, and more importantly, there are tons of things to see. We also have one of the oldest histories in the country. From the Pueblo People to the Early Spanish settlers in the 1500’s, there is a multiplicity of information to indulge in, if you’re a history buff like I am.

For our first New Mexico Road Trip, we’re going to start with the Turquoise Trail.

Named after the Pueblo People, the Turquoise Trail has a colorful history that goes back a long time. The 65 mile stretch of highway includes some of the quaintest of New Mexico small towns and begins just a short drive from the Albuquerque Sunport (Airport).