Distance: 57.28 miles
Stretching from Albuquerque to the Colorado border, the heritage area includes Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, and Taos counties. It encompasses a mosaic of cultures, including the Jicarilla Apache, eight Pueblo tribes, and the descendants of Spanish colonists who settled in the area beginning in 1598â€”a generation before the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock.
Distance: 68.09 miles
The South Fork Alsea River Byway parallels the South Fork of the Alsea River. The river is lined with wildlife and is full of rapids and pools. Picnicking, hiking, and camping are available at the BLM's Alsea Falls Recreation Site. Even driving in off-road vehicles is permitted in designated areas. If you like to fish, the river is filled with salmon, trout, and steelhead.
The byway is full of ...