On the Road, Again: Angel Peak, NM

Sunset Storm At Angel Peak, NM

Sunset Storm At Angel Peak, NM

Hey Everybody, I’m back on the road, carving a leisurely loop through Utah and Colorado. On my way out of New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment treated me to some awesome off trail hiking and free camping in the Angel Peak Scenic Area, south of Farmington. On to the Salmon Ruins, Aztec National Monument and the 4 Corners! How do I string all these places together? Check out my post How To Plan A Killer Roadtrip!

The trail along the rim. Once I dropped down into the badlands, I was blazing my own path.

The trail to the rim. Once I dropped down into the badlands, I was blazing my own path.

Overcast Day

Dropping over the Rim, Overcast Day

Angel Peak from the Badlands

Angel Peak from the Badlands

Angel Peak

Angel Peak from below

Following the crest of the ridge to the sentinel

Following the crest of the ridge to the sentinel

Sentinel D.O.G.

Sentinel D.O.G.

Pale Sunset at Angel Peak

Pale Sunset at Angel Peak

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently traveling the backroads from New Mexico to Alaska, writing and living out of a tiny Teardrop camper. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at www.marycapertonmorton.com.
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8 Responses to On the Road, Again: Angel Peak, NM

  1. Dan, Phx. says:

    Mary, have you thought about hiking the Arizona trail. A trail that has only been finished for a few years for hikers, bicyclest and horse back riders that extends from the utah border to the mexico border. You can now see it listed on a AZ. state map. No Autos.

  2. Tiffani says:

    Amazing, beautiful. Thanks for sharing

  3. Dan, Phx. says:

    Mary, I forgot to mention, the trail is 800 miles long.

  4. Great photos. They remind me of the badlands in South Dakota.

  5. Love the landscape…

  6. Beautiful photos !!! Always love when clouds are in the sky . Makes for some of the best photos. I am putting this place on my to see list !!

  7. Fun to see the photos. We discovered Angel Peak by accident when we were on our way to Colorado, thinking we were going to spend the night at Chaco. Got all the way in there and no place to camp, so back out to the highway and headed north. Well after dark, Clifford caught a glimpse of a BLM sign, so we took the road, thinking we’d just pull off and set up camp, but we arrived at a campground – what a surprise! It was not until the next morning that we saw the badlands and the cool Angel’s Peak. We camped there for several days and never did make it to Colorado on that trip. Carol

  8. maureenlynn says:

    Wonderful pictures! I live in New Mexico, but don’t get that far north often enough at all. I hope to check it out someday!

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