Skiing, Art and History: Visit this Mystery Destination

We are always amazed at our readers knowledge of outdoor destinations. We decided to do a weekly Mystery Destination Game to test out just how much you know about these outdoor destinations. We've featured many national parks, mountains, rivers, reservoirs, volcanoes and more. This week the correct answer is the name of a popular destination for skiing, visiting art galleries and taking in cultural activities.

Take a look at the photos then read the five clues below. If you know the answer enter it in the comments below.

Skking and art of this Mystery Destination.

  • There is a huge pueblo on the north end of town that is believed to be the oldest continually inhabited community in the United States. The name of this town and ski resort is the English translation of a native word meaning "place of red willows".

  • There are 4 ski resorts in this area. One of which was one of the last in the nation to prohibit snowboarding. The resort began allowing snowboarding in March 2008.

  • If skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing or snowmobiling aren't up your alley, climb the states highest peak at an elevation of 13,161.

  • In the summer visitors enjoy hiking, fly fishing, golfing, rafting, mountain biking, riding a narrow-guage steam powered train or visiting the many art galleries that this area is known for.

  • Ten miles northwest of town is a steel bridge constructed in 1965 at a height of 565 feet, it's the seventh highest bridge in the United States. The bridge has been featured in several movies, including Natural Born Killers, Twins and Terminator Salvation.


Do you know the name of the town and or ski resort we are describing in this Mystery Destination? Enter your guess in the comments below. When was the last time you visited this area?

What do you think? Was this too easy? Try these other recent Mystery Destination Games.

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Andy Hawbaker
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Andy Hawbaker
Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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