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Rio Grande Gorge Balloon Ride
"We fly most days at sunrise weather permitting. We begin by meeting you at the visitor’s center here in town which is easy to find right on the main road. Once we pick you up there we will transport you to the launch site where we will inflate the balloon and fly for about an hour. During the summer months this flight will often be in the Rio Grande Gorge but we always decide where and when to fly based on what is safest for that particular day. During the flight depending upon the direction of the winds on flight day you will have great views of the Taos Mountains
From $235.00
 
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Admission
"The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum has been described as the largest history museum in Texas and one of the nation’s premier museums period. Located just a few miles from Amarillo as well as Palo Duro Canyon we’re easy to find in the middle of Canyon Texas. Just look for the big art deco building with the huge floor-to-ceiling windows. And a giant oil derrick inside. And a log-cabin out back. That’s us.Once you arrive be sure to carve out enough time to enjoy our exhibits. If you’re a dedicated history geek we’ve got enough to keep you occupied from open to close. For more casual museum-goers you might plan to spend at least a couple hours touring our premises. We’ve got something for everyone
From $10.00
 
Albuquerque Rio Grande Balloon Ride
"We fly most days at sunrise weather permitting. We begin by meeting you at our launch site which is right on the west side of the Rio Grande River. Once at the launch site we will inflate the balloon and fly for about an hour down the river valley here in Albuquerque. During the flight depending upon the direction of the winds on flight day you will have great views of the Sandia Mountains to the east Petroglyph national monument to the west
From $167.00

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Wildlife encounters

I was not really expecting to see much wildlife at the mine site! However, this Desert Cottontail, a member of the rabbit family, seemed to have settled in for good amongst some old sections of metal...
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Underground mining

This photo shows me 1600-ft down, in front of the 'cage' that carries men and equipment up and down. My typical kit was worn by all our employees who ended up spending time underground at the mine....
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Alkali Flats

Just to the southeast of town, in the opposite direction of Carlsbad Caverns and on a little-used state highway, lie several stunning alkali flats.Alkali flats are essentially dry lake beds where salt...
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CR 206: The crazy back road

If you really want to explore a region, get a good map!Benchmark makes an excellent, detailed atlas of New Mexico, which lead me to CR 206 northeast of town into the oil and gas fields on Carlsbad's...
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Carlsbad Caverns Nature Trail

Though most visitors who travel to the park concentrate on the caverns, a nearby nature trail will give you a good sampling of desert flora and fauna. It is about 1/2 mile long. Keep an eye out for...
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Sitting Bull Falls. It's...

Sitting Bull Falls. It's right there on your map, but you may ignore it because it's so far down a dirt road. You want to check it out! In the middle of the desert you'll find a big waterfall complete...
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Call your mom from 1000 feet underground!

It's kind of cheesy, but there is payphone in the cafeteria down in the caves. I couldn't resist calling my mom from so far underground.
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