The Lone Ranger Trail

valles caldera rain

I love New Mexico. Its landscapes are beautiful, intense and even magical. Hollywood seems to agree. More than 600 productions have been filmed in New Mexico!

The landscape is diverse from one area to the other. A few hundred miles from the hot, dry desert are cool, green mountains, like Valles Caldera. When I was in Valles Caldera, we were told that the resident elk herd was nervous because of the Lone Ranger movie’s film crew being there the day before.

I thought that was pretty cool, even though we were a day late for the action. The New Mexico Tourism Department thinks it’s pretty cool too. They’re offering New Mexico film tours here:

A future road trip awaits me!



  1. this is brilliant work; I love the movement in the sky and I like how you did the grasses in the foreground. a beautiful painting

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