El Camino Real

National Scenic BywayNew Mexico

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  • Spanish Influenced Church

    This church and pavillion show the influence of the Spanish and Mexican cultures in New Mexico.

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  • San Felipe de Neri Church in Old Town Albuquerque

    The San Felipe de Neri Church is a beautiful, still-functioning piece of New Mexico history.

  • Roadside Art on Wall

    Art with a mythological feel to it is on this adobe wall.

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  • Snow Geese at Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge

    Snow Geese glide over the calm blue water on an overcast day at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

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  • Sunset Over Jemez Mountains from Valdez Bridge

    A glorious sunset provides a spectacular ending to the day for homebound drivers. One can almost feel their relief crossing the Rio Grande on their way home. Many of the residents of the Española Valley can trace their roots back to the time of Oñate and for the Pueblo Indians even further back. Like their ancestors of centuries past, they still travel El Camino Real home.

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  • La Casa de los Abuelos

    Bright yellow bushes complement ancient ruins standing before Black Mesa at La Casa de los Abuelos. Black Mesa has stood as witness to thousands of travelers on El Camino Real.

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