Bosque del Apache

On the way to Santa Fe, I followed my friend's advice and visited Bosque del Apache. I spent nearly 2 hours driving both the north and south loops, stopping frequently to watch hundreds of cranes, ducks, and other birds. This ismagical place that should be a stop on anyone's drive through the area. There were plenty of birders and photographers around, but the preserve is so large that I was frequently alone and able to quietly soak in the view.