On the way to Bandelier National Monument, you can take a 5-10 minute detour and see this stunning view! In order to get to the Bandelier park (which you should DEFINITELY see), most folks park at the White Rock visitors center. We just went to the overlook because we had some time to kill. It is definitely worth a look. It only takes about 45 minutes to drive here from Santa Fe. You can combine this view, a few hours in Bandelier National Part, AND add on a stop in Los Alamos to learn all about the Manhattan project. This makes for a great day trip, and you will still be back in time for cocktails. Perfect day!