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Scenic Route: Windmill

A water-pumping windmill and electricity-generating wind turbines punctuate this amazing view near Vega as the sun sets. From Vega, drive west along the I-40 frontage road about three miles, then turn north to get onto County Road 33. Travel north on the county road for 1.66 miles to find three windmills (including the one pictured) with a view of the wind turbines farther north in the distance. Additional wind farms dot the horizon just north of Vega along US 385. Photographs by Jim Olive
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