Editor’s Note: This is from some years ago, but we thought we would share this out of the way, worthwhile trip not very far into new Mexico. .
During the 4 days that followed Christmas 2013, Ms. Karen & I set out to follow the great Coronado Expedition of 1540 from the San Pedro River Valley in Southeastern Arizona to the Zuni Pueblo just over the Arizona-New Mexico border where he and his followers expected to find the Seven Cities Of Gold. They were disappointed. And so were we.
Arriving at the Zuni Pueblo Visitor Center the day after Christmas, we were told that this was a sacred time for the Zunis and that no recording of any kind – photography, sketching, painting, videography – would be permitted. The welcoming folks at the Visitor Center were anything but welcoming.
So the next day, we left for Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, a two-hour drive north from Zuni. There, we were not disappointed.
Please be patient and wait for the slideshow to load. Hover your mouse on the slides to get a description. If you have not yet been to Chaco Canyon, it is well worth the trip. You may wish to stay in Gallop or head north and make a loop around the Four Corners and perhaps a side trip to Mesa Verde in Colorado: all on our bucket list that we hope to share with you.