High Desert Field Guides
“High Desert Field Guides’s expertly produced publications complement UNM Press’s list of regional travel-related books, and we look forward to further expanding the audience for these products. As part of our ongoing efforts to support New Mexico’s tourism industry, UNM Press will retain the HDFG brand and continue to produce additional maps and guides under that imprint in the coming years.”— UNM Press Director John Byram
ALL TRAILS LEAD TO SANTA FE: Guide and Map for Three National Historic Trails Connecting Santa Fe to the Rest of the World
by Three Trails Conference and Kathryn and Dick Huelster
This guide, created for the Three Trails Conference of 2015, tells the history of the El Camino Real, the Santa Fe Trail, and the Old Spanish Trail as they traced their paths across the state of New Mexico.
DANCE CEREMONIES OF THE NORTHERN RIO GRANDE PUEBLOS
by Kathryn and Dick Huelster
This guide contains detailed descriptions of and background for many Pueblo Indian ceremonies that occur year-round in New Mexico.
KASHA-KATUWE TENT ROCKS NATIONAL MONUMENT
by Kirt Kempter and Dick Huelster
Color diagrams and graphics of the history of geologic formations, including the Rio Grande rift, provide background for understanding the area, and a detailed, durable topographic map provides information about trails and features for the day hiker.
ROADS TO THE PAST: Highway Map and Guide to New Mexico Archaeology
by Eric Blinman and Dick Huelster
The text, photographs, graphics, and map that appear here, created with the assistance of New Mexico’s Office of Archaeology, provide the curious reader and the interested explorer alike with insight into the fascinating history and archaeology of New Mexico.
ROCK ART IMAGES OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO
by Dennis Slifer
This guide draws on Dennis Slifer’s thirty years of Southwest rock art exploration to explain the significance of rock art in areas of New Mexico.
TONY HILLERMAN'S LANDSCAPES: Southwest Map and Guide
by Anne Hillerman and Don Strel
This handsomely illustrated map shows you where to find many of the landscapes Tony Hillerman loved and wrote about.
VALLES CALDERA NATIONAL PRESERVE: Geologic History of the Southwest's Youngest Caldera
by Kirk Kempter and Dick Huelster
In this roadside guide, popular lecturer, tour leader, and author Kirt Kempter makes geology interesting through his riveting explanations and engaging diagrams.