Scenic USA - New Mexico
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Points of Interest
|Photo by Ron McEwan|
Here in north-central New Mexico, the Jemez Mountains stretch northward between the western outskirts of Albuquerque to Los Alamos. This land holds one of the largest concentrations of New Mexico's Indian reservations and pueblos, all surrounded by the Santa Fe National Forest and dominated by the Jemez Mountains. A broad, circular ridge surrounds the Valles Caldera, a volcanic zone that gave birth to these mountains made of rhyolite and Bandelier tuff. The high point in the range, Chicoma Peak, rises over 11,000 feet in an area governed by the Jemez Ranger District.
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