My travels in Jemez Springs continue to provide fodder for my posts on cultural tourism. As I walked up to the Jemez Fine Art Gallery: An Artist Collective, a local artist, sitting outside selling his paintings, greeted me. Inside I was immersed in a collection of paintings and sculptures, from traditional to eclectic –reflecting a mix Native American, Hispanic and Anglo cultures. Here I met Troy Williams, a founder of the Gallery. I found Troy to be just as passionate towards his community, as he is his sculpting. Continue reading
After a full day of mountain biking through a maze of single track and pinon trees on the La Tierra trails in Santa Fe and bouldering at the Santa Fe Climbing Center, I find myself venturing up to Jemez Springs to soak at the Giggling Springs.
The drive up the Jemez Valley was just as therapeutic as the hot springs themselves and is one of the most scenic drives in New Mexico. The deep red and orange sandstone cliffs that tower high above the valley floor stand out like giant sand castles against the bright blue sky. Continue reading