You’ll quickly find it’s a good idea to keep your camera handy from morning ‘til night.
You’ll find plenty of remnants of Route 66 along Historic Route 66 in Santa Rosa, including neon signs, old buildings and other reminders of the Mother Road’s glory days.
An abundance of antique cars and trucks outside and a sea of fins, chrome and memorabilia inside make this amazing museum a must-stop on your photo tour!
2436 Historic Route 66, Santa Rosa l 575.472.1966
Whether your lens captures cliff divers, scuba divers, swimmers, colorful fish or the raw beauty of the rocks and water, you’ll treasure your photos for years to come.
1085 Blue Hole Road, Santa Rosa
The fact that much of the church is no longer standing simply adds to the charm of this iconic structure. Photos are great any time of day, but best when the sun is setting. Be sure to look for photo ops in the cemetery as well.
439 3rd Street, Santa Rosa
The memorable train scene from the 1940 Hollywood film version of Grapes of Wrath, starring Henry Fonda, was filmed at this scenic bridge.
You’ll get a great shot of the bridge from Hwy 54 between Riverside Drive and 1st Street.
You’ll pass dramatic mesas and farmland on this hauntingly beautiful, winding drive along the Pecos River. Be sure to look for safe places to pull over along the way to capture the picturesque views. You can continue your drive to Puerto de Luna, an old adobe village just 12.6 miles from Santa Rosa.
Follow Hwy 91 south/southeast from Santa Rosa.
Photo ops abound in this little farming village, with a rich history that dates back to the mid 1800’s, including frequent visits by Billy the Kid. Take time time to explore to find the cemetery, churches, ruins and so much more.
12.6 miles from Santa Rosa on NM Hwy 91
Wildlife abounds in the fall and spring, but this scenic location can net dramatic photos any time of the year.
Follow Hwy 91 south from Santa Rosa and watch for signs on the right.