Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Melinda at West Metro Mommy Reads.
Continuing my tribute to National Parks and other federally managed lands, inspired by Melinda of West Metro Mommy Reads, this week we travel to New Mexico! This was an amazing trip (I know I say that about all our trips) where we went to Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, Jemez Falls in the Santa Fe National Forest (north of Albuquerque and Santa Fe), Bandolier National Monument, and the Jemez State Monument and Soda Dam in the Jemez Mountain Trail National Scenic Byway. So many unique sights in this small region! Besides these places within the National park system, we also enjoyed Albuquerque and Santa Fe - I want to go back.
|My family and I at Petroglyph National Monument, NM|
|One of many of the namesake petroglyphs|
|Our gorgeous campsite in Jemez Falls Campground in Santa Fe National Forest|
|Jemez Falls, Santa Fe National Forest, NM|
|Our sons climbing into cliff dwellings at Bandolier National Monument, NM|
|Looks like a sand castle but these are life-size cliff dwellings!|
|Jemez State Monument along Jemez Mountain Trail National Scenic Byway|
|Soda Dam along the Jemez Mountain Trail National Scenic Byway|
|Amazing views from a hiking trail in Santa Fe National Forest, NM|
|My husband & sons hiked to a natural hot spring in Santa Fe National Forest!|
Hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend.
In case you missed any, my other National Park tributes:
National Parks of New England
National Parks of the Southeast
National Parks of the Central U.S.
National Parks of South Dakota
National Parks of Colorado