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Cañon City, Colorado

Royal Gorge Bridge

The highest bridge in America was built for an almost unnervingly small amount of money.
Cañon City, Colorado

Prospect Heights Jail

This 19th century jail was mainly used to incarcerate the drunk and disorderly.
Cañon City, Colorado

Skyline Drive

This razorback ridgeline has doubled as a scenic drive since the early 1900s.
Cascade, Colorado

Pikes Peak Summit House

Thanks to a quirk of elevation this gift shop produces magic doughnuts that are found nowhere else on Earth.
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado

Cadet Chapel

Air Force Academy Chapel made of 100 identical tetrahedrons works to inspire those of all religions.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

See massive fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona.
Chinle, Arizona

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Red sandstone structures dominate this landscape, which has been inhabited for some 5,000 years.
Durango, Colorado

Strater Hotel

A hotel with a rich Wild West history of miners and bootleggers.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

White Sands National Park

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it.
Sponsored by Lincoln
Antonito, Colorado

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

An antique narrow gauge railway line still running through the Colorado and New Mexico mountains.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth or Consequences

This quirky hot springs town known to locals as "T or C" was named after a radio show.
Lincoln, New Mexico

Lincoln County Courthouse

The site of Billy the Kid’s most famous escape and the end to the Lincoln County War.
Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

Wheeler Peak

This highest peak in New Mexico is named after an explorer who had a habit of lending his monicker to peaks.
Taos, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo

A multi-storied adobe complex has been inhabited for more than a thousand years.
El Prado, New Mexico

Earthships

These aggressively sustainable art homes look like something out of 1970's science fiction.
Magdalena, New Mexico

The Very Large Array

Twenty-seven massive radio antennas on the high plains of New Mexico search for life on other planets.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Camel Rock

A natural formation that resembles a camel resting in the New Mexico desert.
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Bradbury Science Museum

This museum started as a collection of Manhattan Projects and continues to add exhibits as they are declassified.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Palace of the Governors

The oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

De Vargas Street House

This southwest-styled home in Santa Fe claims to be the oldest house in America thanks to an ancient bit of foundation.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

House of Eternal Return

An immersive environment that is part haunted house, part choose-your-own-adventure, and part jungle gym.
Jemez Springs, New Mexico

Jemez Springs Soda Dam

The 7,000-year-old calcium carbonate formation creates a magnificent natural bridge.