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Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, Eagles Nest to Questa

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This route is part of the New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle, beginning at Eagle Nest and winding northwest through the rugged mountains and pine woodlands of the Carson National Forest to Questa. Amid the spectacular natural scenery you’ll find the occasional quaint resort town and even a ghost town with a colorful past.
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Begin at Eagle Nest, just north of a sparkling, 2400-acre lake, and continue through the Moreno Valley to Elizabethtown, where ruins remain of a once-lively mining town. Enjoy the seasonal colors of spruce and aspen as you climb toward the quaint resort town of Red River. Breathtaking mountain scenery awaits as you wind through the Carson National Forest to Questa.