Various publications are noting that the road circling Wheeler Peak (popularly referred to as the Enchanted Circle) isone of the country’s top destinations to enjoy fall foliage.
The Byway loop begins in the original art colony of Taos, NM and meanders through the Hondo Valley, rich with history – famous author D.H. Lawrence once lived here. Leaf peepers will notice New Mexico’s highest mountain, Wheeler Peak (13,167 feet) in the background along the windy road to Questa, NM and onto Red River. Elk and other wildlife may be visible in between Bob Cat Pass and Eagle Nest, NM. Finally, drivers will continue to Angel Fire, NM – home of Vietnam Veteran Memorial State Park and Angel Fire Ski Resort. Angel Fire also offers the State’s first and only zipline tours. Depending on stops, the drive can take anywhere from two-and-a-half hours to a half-day
Enchanted Circle webpage.