New Mexico - The Land of Enchantment

New Mexico, The Land of Enchantment
Since May 2015, I have been living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. On this page are all of my hikes, outings and photo galleries.

New Mexico Scenery
The Rio Grande and Sandia Mountains from Bernalillo, New Mexico. So pretty!

Photos and write-ups by Steve Garufi. Social media links: Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest - YouTube

Hiking & Mountains

  • Wheeler Peak (Taos Ski Valley)
  • Tomé Hill (Los Lunas)
  • Sandia Peak (Albuquerque)
  • Vulcan Extinct Volcano (Albuquerque)
  • Tecolote Peak (Cedar Crest)
  • Cedro Peak (Tijeras)
  • Nacimiento Peak (Jemez Mountains)
  • Point 6860' (Albuquerque)
  • Turtleback Mountain (Truth or Consequences)
  • Sierra De Cristo Rey (Sunland Park)

  • Jemez Falls, NM


  • Jemez Falls - A short hike from the Jemez Falls Campground off of Highway 4. This is between Jemez Springs and Los Alamos.
  • Cycling New Mexico


  • Albuquerque to Edgewood
  • San Luis, CO to Taos
  • Taos to Santa Fe

    2008 Bike Across America
  • Reserve to Datil
  • Datil to Socorro
  • Roswell to Tatum

    2011 Bike Across America
  • Las Cruces to Alamogordo
  • Alamogordo to Cloudcroft
  • Safford, AZ to Lordsburg
  • Sandia Crest, NM

    Scenic Places

  • El Morro National Monument (Cibola County)
  • Sandia Crest (Albuquerque)
  • Very Large Array (Magdalena)
  • Capulin Volcano National Monument (Capulin)
  • Sandia Peak Tramway Sandia Peak Tramway - Photos of our road trip ride on the Sandia Peak Tram. An amazing way to experience the Sandia Mountains. :)
    Aztec Ruins National Monument Aztec Ruins National Monument - Pueblo ruins that date 800 to 900 years ago. I've got to be honest: I liked this place more than Mesa Verde National Park. :)
    Snake Sculpture Snake in Median - Two large snake sculptures on South University Boulevard in Albuquerque.
    Ship Rock on Navajo Reservation Four Corners Tour - A half-day driving tour through the Four Corners Region. We photographed Ship Rock and a desert rainbow; stopped at the Colorado state line; and had dinner in Durango. Not Too Shabby! :)
    Williams Lake, NM Williams Lake - A high elevation lake at the base of Wheeler Peak near Taos Ski Village.
    Petroglyph National Monument, NM

    Other Photos

  • Goat Hill (Raton, NM)
  • Giant Red Arrow (Carlisle & Indian School Road in Albuquerque)
  • 3 Days in Albuquerque (2004)
  • New Mexico Sunset (Organ Mountains)
  • First Week in New Mexico
  • Bandera Volcano & Ice Caves

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