New Mexico – Between Albuquerque & Santa Fe (Madrid, Cibola National Forest/Sandia Crest, Cedar Crest, etc.)

I took the scenic route between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.  Drove west of Albuquerque to Cedar Crest and then headed north on state Route 14 all the way to Santa Fe.

The trip was gorgeous.

Here are some of the highlights.  (Below is compilation of two different trips on Route 14.)

It was mid-December, so there was snow on the ground in Cedar Crest (which is at a higher elevation than Albuquerque).  (,_New_Mexico)

I got off the beaten path to visit a friend, who lived in the Cedar Crest area.



A few miles north of my friend’s home (along Route 14) is the road for the Cibola National Forest/Sandia Crest.  I had heard that the views were magnificent from the top of the long drive.  So I went up…  (

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AlbuquerqueMtnNM2014 (67)Along route 14, I traveled through a cute small town, called Madrid.  (,_New_Mexico)

It’s a sweet, little artist’s community.  It was colorful and bright.

The place was decorated for Christmas…


DSCN8703The following pictures are from north of Sandia Crest, along Highway 14 towards Santa Fe.  So beautiful….



             Eileen Newman, Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker                       503-451-0385

Photographs and blog content – copyright 2012-2014  Eileen Newman


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