Dusk in the Sandia Mountains
Wilderness camping at White Sands National Monument
Traditional adobe houses in Las Cruces
Enjoying the natural mineral baths and hot springs
Stargazers enjoying a night at Shiprock in San Juan County
Shopping at a market in Santa Fe
The entryway into El Santuario de Chimayo Historic Site
Day of play at White Sands National Monument
- Major Airports:
- Albuquerque (ABQ)
- Land of Enchantment
Adventures, culture and incredible scenery
Drying red chili bunches hanging in bright doorways, adobe pueblos and charming casitas: Authentic New Mexico is everywhere. Mesa country, with its wild caves and yawning caverns, reflects an unspoiled landscape, while museums and galleries showcase Native American culture. Events like Gathering of Nations Pow Wow introduce ancient rituals and ceremonial dances to the uninitiated against the backdrop of ancestral ruins and settlements.
New Mexico's inspired landscape includes painterly skies, snow-like drifts of sand and the Rio Grande's true blue. This state has soaring mountains as well as Blue Hole, a 24-meter-deep, crystal-clear pool. From caves to mineral springs, New Mexico's majesty offers horseback riding, skiing, hiking or healing mineral spring soaks year round.
Towns like Taos and Truth or Consequences maintain New Mexico’s creative heritage. From turquoise jewelry and folk art to Concho belts and pottery, take home a piece of culture rather than a souvenir. Don't leave without having a tortilla-and-banana or pine nut pancake for breakfast and a green chili burger, all real Mexican-Southwestern culinary delights.
“Christmas” in New Mexico is more than a holiday; it’s also how you order when you want both red and green chili sauce on your meal.
Must see places
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