Albuquerque NM: The road passes the University of New Mexico; if you're hungry (and if you can find a parking place, which is tough), stop at the Frontier Restaurant, a classic student dive across from campus, and order a Fiesta Burger. About half the population of New Mexico has had one at one time or another, and it'll seem like they're all in line ahead of you, but that's the way "local color" works.
THIS 1,411-MILE ROUTE takes you to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and as many national monuments, art and historical sites unique to New Mexico, and scores of places to climb, camp, swim, stargaze, scuba dive, encounter alien life…and eat pie. Welcome to the great state of New Mexico. Make it your next great road trip. #NewMexicoTRUE
Shiprock, sacred to the Navajo. Shiprock is a monadnock rising nearly 1583ft above the high-desert plain of the Navajo Nation in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. Its peak elevation is 7177ft above sea level. It lies about southwest of the town of Shiprock, which is named for the peak.