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Driving from Albuquerque to Santa Fe to Taos, where to stop?

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Hi all! I'm going to New Mexico for the first time over Thanksgiving weekend and driving up to Taos for a little early season snowboarding (snow willing). Are there any must see detours on the way there or back I should check out? On the first day we'll be going to Santa Fe from Albuquerque and then up to Taos for a couple days and then back to Albuquerque. Ideas?

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  1. Gotta hit Frontier, ABQ's funky 24-hour joint. Unique and tasty.

    For a quick bite, Blake's Lotaburger is a local chain with a more than credible green chile cheeseburger. You will see them throughout your drive.

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    1. re: GroovinGourmet

      Technically Frontier is "just" 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., but yeah, good spot. Moving south to north:

      The Range (Bernalillo location only) for good New Mexican food in fun digs, in a cool little town.

      Bobcat Bite just SE of Santa Fe for a canonical green chile cheeseburger.

      Rancho de Chimayo for nicely done New Mexican food in a beautiful setting.

      Search the board for tons more info on ABQ, Santa Fe, and Taos.

      Bobcat Bite Restaurant
      420 Old Las Vegas Hwy, Santa Fe, NM 87505