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New Mexico National Monuments

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 monument, totaling 500,000 acres, includes the...

Bandelier

Bandelier National Monument encompasses 33,000 acres of rugged, beautiful canyons and mesas in the Jemez Mountains between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The monument includes Bandelier Wilderness. Bandelier is flanked...

Fort Union

The history of Fort Union is directly related to the territorial disputes, and wars, that defined New Mexico during the 1800’s, starting with the Mexican War of Independence (1810-1821)....

El Malpais

When driving through Grants, on Interstate 40, the craggy basalt terrain cascades south to the horizon. The highway runs along the northern boundary of the Grants Lava Flow, which...

Kasha-Katuwe | Tent Rocks National Monument

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is a very popular hiking destination for residents of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Located on Cochiti Pueblo, Kasha-Katuwe means “white cliffs” in the Keresan...

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