There’s something majestic about Cochiti Lake that stays with you long after you’ve said your goodbyes. For the past three years, I had no idea that this Lake existed even though it’s only a short 45 minute drive away. As we approached Cochiti Lake, I momentarily felt as if I had traveled back home to the East coast. The saying never felt truer, You don’t miss your water until your well runs dry. Welcome to New Mexico. Even though Cochiti Lake isn’t the size that I’m used to, the clear skies and spectacular view of the mountains more than makes up for it!