There are all sorts of fun and interesting spots less than a day’s drive from Boulder, CO. Popular New Mexico towns like Taos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque make great car travel road trip destinations. As part of your pre-trip planning, make sure your vehicle is ready to go by stopping in at John’s Auto Care and asking for a trip check. Taos Taos is about 300 miles from Boulder and it takes roughly five to six hours to drive there. While in Taos, you can visit the Rio Grand Gorge Bridge, the seventh highest bridge in the U.S., and enjoy the magnificent views of the canyon and river. See the ancient Taos Pueblo, home to a Puebloan tribe and one of the oldest Native American communities in the United States that is still inhabited. Walk through the St. Francis of Assisi Mission Church, built in 1772, and admire the beauty that has inspired so many paintings and photographs. Santa Fe Santa Fe lies roughly 400 miles from Boulder and is known for its vibrant art community. In Santa Fe you can take in a museum, such as the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture or the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Head out to the Estrella del Norte Vineyard and Tasting Room for a little wine tasting and enjoy the vineyard’s landscaping and natural beauty. Check out the impressive Loretto Chapel and marvel at the “miraculous staircase,” built in 1878 with wooden pegs instead of nails and with no visible support devices. Albuquerque Albuquerque is 500 miles from Boulder and is New Mexico’s largest town. Enjoy the majestic views as you head to the top of the mountain on the Sandia Peak Tramway. Spend the day at Albuquerque BioPark exploring the park’s zoo, botanic garden, aquarium and beach. Stroll around Old Town Albuquerque, checking out the area’s shops and many eateries. There’s plenty to see and do in New Mexico, but nothing ruins a great road trip faster than car trouble. Swing by for a John’s Auto Care Trip Check before heading out on your adventure. With a little preventive maintenance before you set out, you can feel more confident that your vehicle is ready to handle long hours on the road and you can relax and enjoy your vacation. To learn more, please contact us.