The Beauty of the Bosque del Apache

I was born here in beautiful and unique Albuquerque, New Mexico. I moved away when I was 9 and I don't remember traveling around New Mexico much when my family did live here. I wasn't in public school long enough to take advantage of the school field trips. Because of this I think I didn't have a true appreciation of the beauty around New Mexico. While there are still many places to explore, one of the most gorgeous experiences I have had to date in New Mexico is the Migration of the Cranes in Bosque del Apache. A friend of mine insisted we go and of course make a quick pit stop at the original Owl Cafe for a New Mexico classic Green Chile Cheeseburger, (An absolute must do for any native or out of towner.) 

 Sunset at Bosque del Apache ©CocoBetty

Sunset at Bosque del Apache ©CocoBetty


Bosque del Apache is a National wildlife and waterfowl refuge and a common field trip destination for schools in and around the Albuquerque area. It provides a critical stopover for migrating geese and cranes. Peak migration times are around November.


Needless to say, adventure and beauty can always be found, even in your own back yard!

If you're in the area be sure to check out the Bosque del Apache. You won't be disappointed. 

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