I'm planning to take a 5-day road trip over Thanksgiving week (Wednesday-Sunday) with my fiance and our dog (black lab). We'll be leaving early Wednesday morning and we're thinking about making the 4 attractions below our points of interest:
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Taos Ski Valley - plan for me to ski a half day while my fiance has the dog - snow permitting
I was curious to see what everyone's opinion is on our itinerary. Where should we go first, last, etc. I know Taos Ski Resort has opening day on Thursday, so it might make sense to head straight to Albuquerque and slowly make our way north and hit the destinations as we go. Also, we won't be planning to spend a ton of time in each city, but we'd like to have enough time to see a couple things and experience the culture - recommendations?. Based on what I've outlined below, do you think we should spend more time in any specific area than another? Also, any recommendations you can provide that will make having the dog with us easier?
Wednesday - drive to Albuquerque, spend the afternoon and evening there
Thursday - morning in Albuquerque and then drive to Santa Fe and spend the afternoon and evening there
Friday - leisure morning in Santa Fe, drive to Taos Ski Valley and spend the evening there
Saturday - I will ski in the morning and we will all spend the afternoon and evening together and stay the night in Taos Ski Valley again
Sunday - drive to the great sand dunes national park on our way back to Denver
Thanks for any help!