Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

County Buys Old Hideaway.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Jennifer Archibeque Journal Staff Writer

* Dilapidated property in Tijeras Canyon, with a spring and overgrown terraces, purchased as open space

Over the hum of cars zipping by on Interstate 40, the trickle of water can be heard. Where a snarl of trees and overgrown weeds now grows, orchards and gardens once flourished.

Carlito Springs, north of Interstate 40 just west of Tijeras, is a hidden treasure tucked away on a south-facing slope of the Sandia Mountains.

With its dilapidated cabins, an old house and a junkyard of rusted appliances from another era, the historic property appears untouched by the passage of time.

The 177. …

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