El Morro National Park

El Morro National Park Ramah, NM

Imagine the comfort and refreshment of finding water after days of dusty travel. A reliable waterhole hidden at the base of a sandstone bluff made El Morro (the headland) a popular campsite for hundreds of years. Here, Ancestral Puebloans, Spanish and American travelers carved over 2,000 signatures, dates, messages, and petroglyphs. We invite you to […]

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El Malpais National Park

El Malpais National Park Grants, New Mexico

The richly diverse volcanic landscape of El Malpais offers solitude, recreation, and discovery. Explore cinder cones, lava tube caves, sandstone bluffs, and hiking trails. Wildlife abounds in the open grasslands and forests. While some may see a desolate environment, people have been adapting to and living in this extraordinary terrain for generations. Come discover the […]

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Santa Fe New Mexico

Santa Fe New Mexico

Tourism is a major element of the Santa Fe economy, with visitors attracted year-round by the climate and related outdoor activities (such as skiing in years of adequate snowfall; hiking in other seasons) plus cultural activities of the city and the region. Tourism information is provided by the convention and visitor bureau and the chamber […]

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Chaco Canyon

Chaco Culture National Historical Park Nageezi, NM

Chaco Culture National Historical Park Today the massive buildings of the ancestral Pueblo peoples still testify to the organizational and engineering abilities not seen anywhere else in the American Southwest. For a deeper contact with the canyon that was central to thousands of people between 850 and 1250 A.D., come and explore Chaco Canyon through […]

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Carlsbad Caverns National Monument

Carlsbad Caverns National Monument Carlsbad, NM

High ancient sea ledges, deep rocky canyons, flowering cactus, and desert wildlife—treasures above the ground in the Chihuahuan Desert. Hidden beneath the surface are more than 119 caves—formed when sulfuric acid dissolved limestone leaving behind caverns of all sizes. Carlsbad Caverns National Monument Carlsbad Caverns National Monument

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Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier National Monument Los Alamos New Mexico

Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years. Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the […]

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Old Santa Fe

Santa Fe Then and Now

Buried in the New Mexico History Museum’s photographic archives is a unique and fascinating visual record of Santa Fe. What do these iconic images tell us about ourselves and how our cities evolve? Noted author and art critic Lucy Lippard discusses how these images offer insights into how Santa Fe has transformed into a cultural […]

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Aztec Ruins National Monument

Aztec Ruins Aztec NM

Pueblo people describe this site as part of their migration journey. Today you can follow their ancient passageways to a distant time. Explore a 900-year old ancestral Pueblo Great House of over 400 masonry rooms. Look up and see original timbers holding up the roof. Search for the fingerprints of ancient workers in the mortar. […]

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