Tuesday, January 22, 2019

New Mexico Nomad

A New Mexican that enjoys exploring back roads and learning more about the history of the Land of Enchantment.

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Las Cruces Travel Guide

Things to see and do Achenback Canyon bouldering Easily accessible, but seldom hiked trail accessed by the road to Soledad Canyon. It is a bit more...

Las Cruces Trails

Aden Hills No fee. Located about 20 miles west of Las Cruces, the area offers a variety of trails for hiking and biking, with several...

Mesilla

Mesilla Humans have inhabited the Mesilla Valley for thousands of years, from ancient hunter-gatherers to the Mogollon and, later, the Mansos. The river provided a...

Las Cruces

Doña Ana County Doña Ana County, established in 1852, is one of thirty-three counties in New Mexico. It is the second-most populated county in the...

Madrid

Not A Ghost Town Anymore Located midway on the Turquoise Trail, the village of Madrid is often referred to as a ghost town, though the...

Cerrillos

The community of Cerrillos exudes the rugged charm and rustic simplicity of the Old West. Cottonwoods line the dirt streets, with adobe homes surrounded...

Turquoise Trail

The U.S. Department of Transportation combined the Sandia Crest Scenic Byway (NM 536) and the Turquoise Trail Scenic & Historic Byway (NM 14) into...

Spanish Missions in New Mexico

New Mexico has an abundance of Spanish missions. Far more people are aware of California’s missions, many of which have been well preserved; however,...

Billy the Kid Scenic Byway

Recently I took a poll on social media to figure out which scenic byway I should write up next. I limited the poll to...

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Congress established the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument May 21, 2014 to protect prehistoric, historic, geologic, and biologic resources. The...