High Road to Taos
Go on, take the high road. Of the two routes between Santa Fe and Taos, the famous High Rd isn't necessarily any prettier than the faster Low Rd – beauty is relative here; both are gorgeous – but it has a special rural mountain feeling that is classic northern New Mexico.
Fans of Western history won't want to miss little Lincoln. Twelve miles east of Capitan along the Billy the Kid National Scenic Byway, this is where the gun battle that turned Billy the Kid into a legend took place. It's hard to believe that in Billy the Kid's era Lincoln was home to a bustling population of nearly 900.