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Things to do near Mission Embudo

The area provides many opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, sightseeing, birding, river rafting and winter skiing. There are many companies who are involved in these activities; check the internet or NM Tourism.

There are four ski areas (Sipapu, Taos, Santa Fe and Pajarito (Los Alamos)) 1 1/2 hour's drive or less from Dixon. Sipapu is just 30 minutes away.

There are three year-round galleries in the area, Metier Weave, located across the street from the Mission, and Rare Earth and Rift Gallery Contemporary Art, both located on Hwy 68 2.3 miles north of the SR75 turn-off. Many area artists' studios are also open by appointment; visit (www.dixonarts.org/) to find artists, their work and contact info.

La Chiripada (http://www.lachiripada.com/) and Vivác Winery (www.vivacwinery.com/) are two of the fine area wineries, both located in Dixon.

There are unique shops and restaurants nearby in both Taos and Santa Fe as well as museums and galleries featuring modern, Native American and Hispanic folk art. The local pueblos hold feast days and festivals throughout the year that are always worth visiting.

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