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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
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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
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Turquoise Guided Museum Tour
"The tour of the museum begins by entering a mock mine tunnel. The entrance to the museum will open 15 minutes before each tour begins. Guests are requested to show up within this 15 minute time frame. Guests who fail to arrive will forfeit their tickets and those tickets will be resold to a guest on the tour waiting list.The museum's displays include:Turquoise from over 80 locations around the worldMining history and modern techniquesTurquoise mineralogy/geology guests will be given the chance to enjoy the museum displays on their own.The Turquoise Museum is family owned and operated since 1992. Three of the five generations still work at the museum on a weekly basis. Tours are guided by one of these thr all of your questions will be answered and you will have a better understanding of “The World’s Most Colorful Gem”.""""The Turquoise Museum in Albuquerque New Mexico showcases the J.C. “Zack” Zachary turquoise collection. The collection includes turquoise from over 80 locations around the world
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More Things to Do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Visitors Center Displays

There are some well done, interesting displays about the area and the wildlife in the visitors center. These include a hands-on display for kids of all ages.
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McKittrick Canyon Views

McKittrick Canyon is called “the most beautiful spot in Texas”. The views I saw along the trail make it hard to argue this point.
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Manzanita Springs and Trail

Manzanita Spring is one of two other springs bringing life-giving water to the area around Frijole Ranch. The trail as far as Manzanita Springs is wheelchair accessible.
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Frijole Spring

This is the building that houses Frijole Spring. Water flows into the spring at a rate of 6 gallons per minute.
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Frijole Ranch Museum

There is a small museum inside the main ranch house that has displays about the ranch, the area and its inhabitants. The museum is open “intermittently”.
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Wildlife

While hiking, I was able to spot numerous mule deer along the trail. They are most prominently seen early to mid morning when they feed along the canyons.
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Indian Meadow Nature Loop- Dog Canyon

There is a trail gude book available at the Visitor Center that describes the plants and animals of the Meadow. 0.6 mile round trip easy hike.
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McKittrick Canyon Nature Loop

Walk through the foothills and learn about the natural history of the Chihuahuan Desert. 0.9 miles round trip. Strenous with trailside exhibits.
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Frijole-Foothills Trail

The Frijole and Foothills make a loop connecting the Pine Springs Campground and Frijole Ranch.5.5 mile round-trip. Moderate
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El Capitan

If you have a chance, try to hike to the top of El Capitan. It's said that from here one gets the most breathtaking vistas in the entire state of Texas.
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