Driving the Santa Fe Trail -- Sort Of
It was an overcast day, and the house was fairly clean, so we decided to explore the New Mexico portion of the Santa Fe Trail. Easier said than done – but we’ll get to that in a minute.
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When exploring a new city, it’s easy to find yourself following the well-worn tourist path that other visitors have trekked before you. Although the stops on the way are often worthwhile, your fellow travelers are likely also tourists. It can be challenging to find an attraction that draws in as many residents as it does visitors. And that’s what makes Santa Fe’s Farolito Walk so special.
These three kitschy attractions are located along US-34 (also called Eisenhower Boulevard) in Loveland, Colorado. If you’re feeling lazy, this is the perfect way to indulge in some roadside Americana without expending much effort! Please note that the directions given assume that you are traveling west, from Loveland toward Estes Park.