The Merc in Placitas
The Merc is a local grocery store located in the Homestead Village shopping center in Placitas, NM, just north of Albuquerque. If you’re meeting at the Merc, you might consider getting there a bit early or hanging around after your tour and grabbing some snacks at the Merc or visiting one of the restaurants at Homestead Village: Placitas Cafe, Placitas Pizza Co. or Blade’s Bistro. Check their websites for hours (things have been a bit wonky with covid).
Look for a New Mexico Jeep Tours Jeep in the parking lot. We’ll meet at the Jeep. And yes, it’s ok to leave your car in the Homestead Village parking lot. People use it all the time as a park and ride.
NOTE: Restrooms at the Merc open at 9am
From Albuquerque: Take Interstate 25 north from Albuquerque to Exit 242. Turn right (east) off of the exit ramp and go approximately 2.3 miles to the Homestead Village shopping center. Click here for a Google map to The Merc.
From Santa Fe: Take Interstate 25 south from Santa Fe to Exit 242. Turn left (east) off of the exit ramp and go approximately 2.3 miles to the Homestead Village shopping center. Click here for a Google map to The Merc.
The Merc’s address is: The Merc, New Mexico 165 Suite I, Placitas, NM 87043
Hotel pick up in ALBUQUERQUE OR HYATT TAMAYA ONLY*
We can pick your party up at your hotel WITHIN THE ALBUQUERQUE CITY LIMITS for a fee of $45 PER JEEP. Please note that, although your tour length is unaffected, the hotel pick up will add travel time to and from your tour (approximately an hour for most ABQ hotels and Tamaya).
*HYATT TAMAYA SPECIAL: For those staying at the Hyatt Tamaya, we can pick your party up for $25 PER JEEP.