After the ABQ Balloon Fiesta, we went on a road trip through Santa Fe and Taos, NM, along the Million Dollar Highway in Colorado, then on to Mesa Verde, Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly. We rode the Durango-Silverton Railroad, visited Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP, Telluride and Mesa Verde NP. We loved the Santa Fe and Taos scenery, culture and vibe. The Colorado mountain San Juan Scenic Byway was breathtaking. The ranger tour in Mesa Verde was well worth it. The “W” shaped river canyon at Goosenecks Overlook was awesome. Sunset and sunrise from our cabin in Monument Valley was magical. We soaked in the Native American culture at Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly.