Continuing along the original Route 66 Santa Fe Loop from Las Vegas, you'll head southwest on Interstate 25, around the Santa Fe National Forest, and soon wind up in Santa Fe. However, if you're feeling adventurous, might we suggest stopping at the Pecos National Historical Park?
Featured on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, Pecos NHP features a collection of historic southwest ruins, Civil War battlefields, and early settlement areas. For a quick overview of the park, stop at the visitor center near the Pueblo and Mission Ruins Trail, just off New Mexico Highway 60.
Back to the original Mother Road – hop back on I-25 from Pecos NHP and you’ll quickly find yourself in Santa Fe, noted as one of the most vibrant arts and culture cities in the southwest.
Check out the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market - it's the largest of its kind in the world with over 300 galleries in the city. Moreover, the Historic Plaza downtown hosts over 85 free concerts every summer and markets all year round.
The Barrio de Analco Historic District is a National Historic Landmark running along East De Vargas Street from College to Paseo De Peralta, along the Santa Fe River. The District holds the oldest house in the U.S. as well as the San Miguel Mission, one of the oldest churches in the U.S. There are seven historic structures in the district as well as the State Capitol and the famous Pink Adobe restaurant.
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