Boasting one of most incredibly picturesque and different scenery in North America, New Mexico provides limitless possibilities for adventure and exploration. With strong influences of both Hispanic and Native American life, the state provides tourist a large number of unique attractions both in large places like Albuquerque and Santa Fe as well as small locations of the artists’ community of Taos and UFO-focused Roswell.
The Center of American South west, the “Land of Enchantment” did not get statehood until 1912. Today, New Mexico provides tourist unique delicacies and cuisines, fantastic nature experiences, and an impressive, outstanding art scene.
White Beaches National Monument
It is one of the most amazing scenery in this state, situated a ninety minutes’ drive southwest of Alamogordo in southern part of New Mexico. Here, sparkling white gypsum sand has built up into an outstanding scenery of hills more than 60 feet high, which is constantly removed by the wind.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
It consists of almost 120 known caverns; Carlsbad Caverns national park is invisible mostly underground. Designed from limestone placed in an ancient sea, the unfamiliar underground scenery is one of the most famous New Mexico sightseeing possibilities. The Park Service provides ranger-led visits and self-guided audio visits. Tourists can also experience visits to specific caverns, bat visits and walking through the extravagant geological structures. Up above, the tourist will find a variety of opportunities for backcountry hikes and outdoor camping. Make sure to bring adequate water.
Bandelier National Monument
It is a 33,677-acre preserve covering some of the most impressive volcanic scenery and traditional ruins in the state. The former home of our ancestors Pueblo people, the place was filled from 1150 to 1600 AD. Tourists can take advantage of a great art gallery, an interpretative trail, hiking options like outstanding backcountry hiking.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Chaco canyon was filled by our ancestors Puebloans from about 800 to 1200 AD. It was a major center comprised of hundreds of smaller constructions and 15 extensive ruins. Situated in a remote place North West of Albuquerque, the park is also a UNESCO World Culture Site. This park features and activities include hiking, interpretive and backcountry hikes, an outstanding interpretive center and astronomy experiences from telescopes in the canyon.
Cumbres-Toltec Scenic Railway
The Cumbres-Toltec Scenic Railway is a narrow gauge heritage that runs between New Mexico, Chama, and Colorado, Antonito. It is the highest steam railroad in this state. This comfortable train was constructed in 1880-81, and its drive now rotates the 10,015 feet Cumbres Pass and leads through the impressive Toltec Gorge.
Billy the Kid Museum
The popular Billy the Kid museum is in the eastern plain of New Mexico. The art gallery serves horse-riding equipment, the Kid’s rifle, and the original Wanted poster. Some people even gossip that they even have some of his hair. The art gallery also has a collection of old firearms, cavalry swords and vintage trucks and cars.
You can enjoy many other monuments here when you plan to visit New Mexico.