Around the Enchanted Circle

by hopesfrenzy

The Enchanted Circle drive includes Taos and the Rio Grande, but also goes up into the mountains around Taos Ski Valley and Carson National Forest. The family took a drive up there through Angel Fire and Eagle Nest, where we got out to look at Eagle Nest Lake. We stumbled upon a prairie dog there, which reminded me of the prairie dogs we saw in Badlands National Park.

Continuing along, past some epic skies, we wandered around Elizabethtown — well, the ruins of it. It’s a ghost town that today is composed of a couple walls left of the inn and an old automobile overlooking the highway. A descendant of Elizabethtown has kept interest alive, even doing tours.

Finally, we got beers and a mediocre pretzel in Red River. Nice way to finish off the day!

Driving with Stéphane and the family
Location: Enchanted Circle, New Mexico, US

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