We are going on the High Road trip Sept 29-30. It is only 67 miles long but there are lots of galleries and sites along the way. Where would you stop and stay the first night?
If you are starting in Albuquerque, I would spent the first night there. It is a wonderful city and there is a lot to see and do. I would eat at Mary & Tito's Cafe for some great green, red, or christmas (green and red) chilies and a sopapilla and have breakfast at Grove Cafe & Market. I would also visit Old Town (New Mexico), Petroglyph National Monument Visitor Center, and hike to see the petroglyphs at Petroglyph National Monument. We stayed at the Hotel Andaluz and it was a wonderful stay.
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