We’ll be exploring a beautiful slot canyon hike (1.5 miles) at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and then will visit a real working movie ranch. Both of which make ‘Old Santa Fe’ a unique and scenic destination — both for Hollywood filmmaking and tourists visiting today Fun things to do in New Mexico. Enjoy this guided small-group van tour with us, to discover the scenic beauty and history of New Mexico.
HISTORIC & CULTURAL
We’ll visit two locations near to the business-end of the Camino Real, or Royal Road, the 1,600-mile historic trading route between Mexico City and Santa Fe. First, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument which is a picturesque white volcanic rock formation holy to Cochiti Pueblo people on whose reservation it is located. And then we’ll visit a working movie ranch which has featured in Hollywood movies for more than 50 years.
SCENIC / MOVIE SET & LOCATIONS
Roughly 100 film and television projects have been made at these sites — this is the level of scenic beauty present. Visit locations used in Easy Rider, Young Guns, Godless, Silverado, 3:10 to Yuma, John Carpenter’s Vampires, The Cheyenne Social Club, The Lazarus Man, and many more.
Note: As this is a working movie ranch, some specific locations on the ranch may be unavailable and substituted due to current productions.
Tour Organizer / Photographer
Craig worked in the field for the Smithsonian doing archeology and led tours at the Denver Museum of Natural History before becoming involved in commercial photography and filmmaking. An interest in the stories of our western and regional history is combined with this photographer’s eye in designing our itineraries.
– Relaxed small group van tour. Max 12 guests
– Knowledgeable guides with over 50 years of combined experience
– Includes unique locations which you can not visit on your own
– Remarkable scenic and photographic opportunities
– Guided tour of unique Santa Fe sites
– Roundtrip transportation from downtown in a comfortable, well-maintained van
– All entry fees
– Knowledgeable live tour commentary provided in English, by two guides, one leading through the history and culture of New Mexico, and both accompanying you to the movie ranch.
Know Before You Book:
– A moderate amount of walking is involved (optional)
– Due to locations, pets are not allowed
– Due to locations, it may be difficult for wheelchairs
– As this is a working movie ranch, some specific locations on the ranch may be unavailable and substituted due to current productions.