El Camino Real

National Scenic BywayNew Mexico

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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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  • Back Alleys of Old Town Albuquerque

    The shops of Old Town Albuquerque are connected by small back alleys and courtyards like this one.

  • Cluster of Life-Size Statues in Downtown Albuquerque

    This group of life-size statues represents the diverse people that make up Albuquerque.

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Home of Auto Racing on El Camino Real

    A fence highlights this driveway and the grounds of the home of auto racing.

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  • El Camino Real in Downtown Bernalillo

    El Camino Real passes through the quiet downtown of Bernalillo.

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  • Junction on the El Camino Real

    Well-placed signs help the traveler to find the right direction at this junction on El Camino Real.

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  • Red Truck Near a Byway Sign

    A red truck passes a sign, letting the driver know that this is the El Camino Real Scenic Byway.

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  • Intersecting Streets

    El Camino Real meets several different streets as it traverses the New Mexico landscape.

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  • El Camino Real from an Intersecting Street

    Travelers can see El Camino Real from an intersecting street.

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  • Byway Signage on the El Camino Real

    A square, brown sign is placed below other New Mexico signage to direct travelers on the El Camino Real.

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  • North of Albuquerque

    El Camino Real runs just north of Albuquerque as a verdant, tree-lined roadway.

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  • Viewing the Socorro Art Project

    Travelers stop to get a closer look at the Socorro Art Project.

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  • Viewing the Socorro Art Project

    Travelers stop to get a closer look at the Socorro Art Project.

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  • Viewing the Socorro Art Project

    Travelers stop to get a closer look at the Socorro Art Project.

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  • Socorro Plaza

    Socorro continues the tradition of plaza-centered towns by forming around the Socorro Plaza.

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  • Socorro Art Project

    Green grass surrounds the green wheel of the Socorro Art Project.

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  • Closeup of Socorro Art Project

    This elaborate green wheel stands as public art in Socorro, New Mexico.

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  • Roadside Art on Wall

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

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  • Racecar on Driveway Gate

    An image of a racecar graces this gate at the home of auto racing.

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  • Sunset at Red River Ranch

    Sunset falls over an abandoned ranch and snow on the far away mountain.

  • Gazebo on the Plaza in Old Town Albuquerque

    A gazebo in the middle of the plaza provides shade from the sun at Old Town Albuquerque.

  • 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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  • A Truck Driving El Camino Real

    A truck drives along the El Camino Real in an upscale rural or ranching area.

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  • A Jogger Alongside El Camino Real

    A jogger exercises next to El Camino Real in an upscale rural or ranching area, possibly at the Auto Racing Home.

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  • Residential Areas on El Camino Real

    El Camino Real passes through residential areas.

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  • Winter Snows Blanket the Sandia Mountains

    A panoramic view of the Sandia Mountains after a heavy snow storm.

  • Views from the Sandia Tram

    A large mountain outcropping as seen from the Sandia Tram in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  • Spectacular Views of the Rio Grande River Valley

    The Rio Grande River can be seen winding through the valley below the Sandia Crest in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  • Bosque Canyon Trail Kiosk

    Find out more information about the Bosque Canyon Trail and appreciate Bosque de Apache National Wildlife Refuge's rugged and verdant terrain from this kiosk.

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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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  • Visitors on the Bosque Boardwalk

    Visitors search for birds in the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge from the Bosque Boardwalk.

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  • Bosque Canyon Trail

    Green bushes sprout from eroding sandstone on Bosque Canyon Trail.

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  • Loop Tour at Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge

    Bald Eagles range freely at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

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  • Bosque del Apache Visitor Center

    The Bosque Visitor Center offers information on the latest wildlife sightings, the best spots for viewing, and highlights the Bosque Nature Store.

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  • Getting Directions in Albuquerque

    A man points out the right direction for a construction worker in this detail from a group of life-size statues found in Albuquerque.

  • Looking Back at Petroglyph National Monument

    This startlingly human piece of rock art seems to look back from the past at visitors to Petroglyph National Monument.

  • Happy Family Statues in Albuquerque

    A statue of a mother and father chat while holding their child in this detail from a cluster of life-size statues in Albuquerque.

  • Bird in Flight at Petroglyph National Monument

    A bird takes flight across a canvass of stone at Petroglyph National Monument.

  • Native American Woman and Child Statues in Albuquerque

    A Native American woman smiles and holds her daughter's hand in this detail from a group of life-size statues in Albuquerque.

  • Bronze Businesswoman Statue in Albuquerque

    A businesswoman strides purposefully through the crowd in this detail from a cluster of life-size statues in Albuquerque.

  • Gated Courtyard in Old Town, New Mexico

    Through gated entries, visitors can get a glimpse of Old Town's many hidden courtyards.

  • Elliptical Design at Petroglyph National Monument

    This ellliptical design is just one example of the rock art visitors can view at Petroglyph National Monument.

  • Rest Area at Petroglyph National Monument

    Visitors to Petroglyph National Monument can find respite from the sun at this convenient rest area.

  • Plethora of Petroglyphs at Petroglyph National Monument

    Visitors can see a large variety of rock art around every corner at Petroglyph National Monument.

  • Bird-like Petroglyphs at Petroglyph National Monument

    Bird-like petroglyphs are etched into black rocks at Petroglyph National Monument.

  • Strange "Starman" Petroglyphs at Petroglyph National Monument

    A photo of the strange "starman" petroglyphs at Petroglyph National Monument.

  • Sandhill Cranes at the Bosque del Apache

    Sandhill cranes search for food in the autumn landscape of Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

  • Sunrise at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

    A large flock of birds fly amidst the rising sun and a sky tinted with orange and red hues.

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  • Socorro Mission Under a Desert Sky

    The restored adobe walls of the Socorro Mission make a stunning contrast between the deep blue of the desert sky.

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  • Ruins in Glorieta Pass

    A brilliant azure sky overlooks the 15th-century Pueblo of Pecos near Glorieta Pass, the site of the "Gettysburg of the West."

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