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Off world hiking without leaving the planet

Bisti Badlands/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a different world...a stark, alien landscape of undulating white, black and red hills punctuated by hoodoos and natural windows. 41,170 acres of bizarre rock formations in the Four Corners that would seem more natural on Mars than in New Mexico.

Bisti Badlands
Road north of Chama in the fall


The Ultimate Road Trip State

Lonely Highways & Scenic Byways. Eight of America's 126 Byways are in New Mexico, as well as 25 scenic byways. There are over 2,900 miles, encompassing multiple biospheres and varied landscape. Whether you want high desert mesa or alpine meadows, New Mex

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Road Trips

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Travelers Guide to Gallup

Home to over 20,000 people, Gallup is the largest community between Flagstaff and Albuquerque. Due to the remote location, the city is the primary...
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History of Gallup | Railroad to Route 66

The history of Gallup can be traced back thousands of years to the earliest inhabitants of the region. As the influence of the Ancestral...


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Spend The Day At Ghost Ranch

The glorious vistas of Ghost Ranch were made famous by painter Georgia O’Keeffe. The property encompasses 21,000 acres of colorful canyons, magnificent mesas, and...
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Outdoor Recreation Around Gallup

Gallup and McKinley County have invested heavily in developing miles of trails to appeal to outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Regardless of skill level and/or terrain...


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Camping in Northeast New Mexico

Camping in Northeast New Mexico | A - J If you are looking for places to go camping in northeast New Mexico, here's a list...
Camping in northwest New Mexico

Camping in Northwest New Mexico

Camping in Northwest New Mexico | Campgrounds If you are looking for places to go camping in northwest New Mexico, here's a list of options,...

National Monuments

Great Kiva

Chaco Canyon National Historical Park

Americans are often preoccupied with ancient cultures on faraway shores, but New Mexicans have the ruins of an ancient, advanced civilization, on par with...
Path through Aztec Ruins

Aztec Ruins

Aztec Ruins National Monument Encompassing 320-acres bordering the City of Aztec in northwestern New Mexico, Aztec Ruins provides a glimpse into an ambitious urban planning...

Georgia O'Keeffe

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Gordo’s Cafe | Gallup

I am always on the lookout for good chile, where “good” is defined as both flavorful and spicy. One of my personal favorites in...
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El Rancho Hotel | Gallup

El Rancho Hotel in Gallup on Route 66 was built for R.E. “Griff” Griffith, brother of legendary movie director D.W. Griffith. In addition to...


General Store in Hillsboro


Hillsboro is a small, quiet town located on Highway 52, about 30 miles from Truth or Consequences. The rolling, curvy stretch of road to...


Sandia Peak tram

Sandia Peak Tram

The Sandia Peak tram is the 2nd longest tram in the world at 2.7 miles long. It transports guests from Albuquerque to the crest in 15-minutes.
A variety of New Mexico adventures

Adventures and Experiences

In New Mexico

From thought provoking tours to adrenaline inducing adventures, New Mexico provides ample options for new experiences.