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Enchanted Circle

The Enchanted Circle

New Mexico has long been known as The Land of Enchantment, so it’s only fitting that this designated scenic byway be called the Enchanted Circle. Explore the picturesque 83-mile loop through mountains, valleys, mesa and national forestland—all unique to Northern New Mexico—plus multiple enchanting community destinations full of fun seasonal activities and annual events. The […]

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Brantley Lake State Park

Brantley Lake State Park – Carlsbad, NM

The southernmost lake in New Mexico is an oasis of water, wildlife, plant life, gorgeous sunsets and stunning night skies. Located twelve miles North of Carlsbad, NM, the park offers boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking trails, exceptional bird watching, developed and primitive campsites and restrooms with showers. Whether you’re picnicking for the day, or camping […]

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New Mexico Whitewater Rafting

Rio Chama Canyon Whitewater Rafting on a New Mexico River Adventures Trip

New Mexico River Adventures offers River Rafting, Kayaking, and Canoeing all over New Mexico. You can choose from our short single-day excursions, multiday adventures, or customize your own trip! New Mexico River Adventures specializes in Outdoor Adventures including Whitewater River Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking, Backpacking, Mountain Biking, Camping, Outfitting and Peak Climbing in the New […]

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Kayaking New Mexico

Kayaking the Rio Grande Racecourse Taos New Mexico

Racecourse at 600 cfs – July 21 New Mexico offers the outdoor enthusiast an abundance of year round mountain vacation and outdoor recreational opportunities.  New Mexico Fishing, Hiking, Camping, Kayaking, Canoeing, Skiing, Huntingand Outdoor Sports. Summer, an ideal season for Mountain Vacations at one of our many State and National Parks, Hiking, Camping, Fly Fishing, Bass Fishing, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Whitewater Rafting and exploring Native American Historical Sites.  Spectacular mountain […]

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Wheeler Peak New Mexico

New Mexico’s Mountains

Mountain ranges shape and define the landscape of New Mexico, contributing to the state’s natural beauty. Although we don’t have any fourteeners like our neighbor, Colorado, we come pretty close. Whether you’re interested in scaling New Mexico’s peaks or just want to admire them, here are some of the best mountains that our state has […]

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White Sands National Park

White Sands National Park Alamogordo, NM

Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world’s great natural wonders – the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world’s largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, […]

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Valles Caldera National Preserve

Valles Caldera National Preserve Jemez Springs, NM

About 1.25 million years ago, a spectacular volcanic eruption created the 13-mile wide circular depression now known as the Valles Caldera. The preserve is known for its huge mountain meadows, abundant wildlife, and meandering streams. The area also preserves the homeland of ancestral native peoples and embraces a rich ranching history. Visit Valles Caldera National […]

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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Park

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Park Mountainair, NM

Tucked away in the middle of New Mexico you’ll find Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. The three sites offer a glimpse into a unique time in history. A time entrenched with cultural borrowing, conflict, and struggles. The now abandoned sites stand as reminders of the Spanish and Pueblo People’s early encounters. Salinas Pueblo Missions National […]

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Petroglyph National Park

Petroglyph National Park Albuquerque, NM

Petroglyph National Monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago. These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold profound spiritual significance for contemporary Native Americans and for the descendants of […]

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