Along the way dad would stop at every road-side historic sign and take pictures of us standing in front of the markers. I was always intrigued with the photography my father did on his Kodak Brownie camera as well as with the historical information listed at each stop. Apparently I was influenced by both because as an adult I became a Historian and Park Ranger for the National Park Service and also an award winning Professional Photographer. These days, I have a great love and passion for taking people to different sites sharing historical information and great appreciation for the scenery, landscapes and beauty throughout our fine State of New Mexico. Please join me on a hike, walk, photo excursion, Steam Engine train ride, photography outing or to plan a half day, full day, or custom multi-day tour just for you and your group.
A Recent Review of this guide
Last week I had the privilege to spend 5 days with Miguel Duran in New Mexico. I would like to thank Tours By Locals for giving me the opportunity to have met not only a very good guide, but also an incredible person with whom I could spend hours talking about music, history, culture... He has a very good sense of humor and he will do anything that is in his hands to make your stay in NM an incredible experience. I strongly recommend Miguel as a guide when visiting this beautiful state.
BA degree in Communication and American Studies with concentration in History of the Santa Fe Trail, University of New Mexico.- Former Site Historian and Park Ranger, National Park Service. - Award winning Professional Photographer. Former member Professional Photographers of America and Professional Photographers of New Mexico. Published in New Mexico Magazine and New Mexico State Blue Book. Graduate of Dale Carnegie Human Relations and Public Speaking course. Completed Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People training.
Tent Rocks Canyon Trails are sometimes closed to the public due to tribal ceremonies or other tribal activities. All trails may be closed at any time for maintenance or repairs.