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Hang Gliding off Sandia Peak
 

It isn't as common a sight as it was years ago, but there are still intrepid souls jumping off of Sandia Peak. The winds are unpredictable, making this activity one better suited to experts than beginners. Based on watching this fellow, the guy holding the hang glider steady has a dangerous job as well, particularly if he gets too close to the edge. One more step. The drop is about 1000 feet.

New Mexico Events
Balloon Fiesta Mass Ascension
 

There is nothing quite like the sight of balloons taking flight before first light, like colorful fireflies illuminating the sky. The International Balloon Fiesta is the best time to witness this phenomenon on a massive scale, as close to 1000 balloons take part in the nation's largest balloon rally, which is held annually during the first week of October.

New Mexico People
The Cave Digger
 

For the past 25 years, Ra Paulette has been carving out man-made caves from the sandstone hills of New Mexico, and then sculpting these spaces into works of art he calls wilderness shrines. They are unbelievable works of art by a quiet, humble man that simply enjoys shaping beauty from the stone.

New Mexico People
What do you love about NM?
 

Decided to get input from other locals by roaming around Albuquerque asking random strangers what they love about New Mexico.

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ALBUQUERQUE CHILE FIX

New Mexicans are picky about chile. Whereas most restaurants provide it, including McDonald's, all chile is not created equal. Here are 20 options for where to get a chile fix in the Duke city.

CHILE RELLENOS

This basic relleno recipe utilizes panko for a crispy scald. The type of chile can be varied based on heat preference and the only rule for stuffing is that you can get it inside the chile.

10 TIPS FOR VISITORS

From the importance of water to the scarcity of gas stations and cell phone signals, this short list of tips from a local might help newcomers to New Mexico stay safe (and alive).

Places to Go

WORLD HERITAGE SITES

There are 23 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the United States. 3 of them are in New Mexico, more than any other state.

SPACEPORT AMERICA

Though Virgin Galactic hasn't initiated their orbital flights yet, the amazing facility and visitor center is now open to the public. Located near Truth or Consequences, Spaceport America provides insight into the future of space travel.

HAWIKUH | POINT OF FIRST CONTACT

Coronado's legendary Cibola was actually the Zuni village of Hawikuh. Coronado arrived on their doorstep based on the lies of a Spanish priest, who insisted that the streets were paved with gold.

Road Trips

HWY 4 | THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS

A convenient day trip or weekend getaway from Albuquerque or Santa Fe. This route provides options: Bandelier, Jemez Monument, hiking, biking, camping, fishing...relaxation amidst beauty.

HWY 84 | THE RIO CHAMA CORRIDOR

Among the many enticing possibilities on this route: Ghost Ranch, Georgia O'Keeffe home/studio tour, Plaza Blanca, multiple lakes, Ojo Caliente, Ra Paulette's cave and the Cumbres Toltec railroad.

HWY 14 | THE TURQUOISE TRAIL

Three mining towns. Three minerals. The first gold rush west of the Mississippi was in Golden. Largest deposit of Anthracite coal was in Madrid. Cerrillos has been mined for turquoise since 500 BC.

Ghost Towns

CHLORIDE | SILVER BOOM TOWN

One of the many boom towns to pop up in the Black Range in the late 1800s. The potential for wealth was offset by the probability of conflict with the local Apache, led by Victorio and Geronimo.

MOGOLLON

This rowdy mining town in the Gila Wilderness was never that accessible, with ore shipped by stagecoach to Silver City, a dangerous journey plagued by bandits and Apache.

PIE TOWN

This small community on west highway 60 has a lengthy history of being a pit stop for pie. The initial settler intended to prospect, but found his fortune selling pie and supplies.

National Monuments

THE VALLES CALDERA

New Mexico's supervolcano in the Jemez Mountains is a fantastic place to explore. There are activities for the outdoor enthusiast and an intense geologic past for the geek inclined.

PECOS PUEBLO

Pecos Pueblo was at the crossroads of the trade routes between the pueblos, the plains tribes and the tribes further south. It was one of the largest pueblos in New Mexico when the Spanish arrived.

WHITE SANDS

This glistening white gypsum dunes are leftover from the ancient Permian Sea. For a uniquely New Mexico experience, go sledding and watch the sun set at White Sands.

GILA CLIFF DWELLINGS

Built by 8-10 Mogollon families in the late 1200s, the Gila Cliff Dwellings consist of 40 rooms spanning five cave alcoves 200 feet above the floor of Cliff Dweller canyon.

FORT UNION

When the United States seized the New Mexico territory, the Santa Fe Trail became the lifeline between the eastern states and the new frontier. Fort Union was established as a military garrison and supply depot to protect the trail.

EL MORRO

The oasis at the base of the mesa has attracted travelers for over 1000 years. During the late 1200s the Zuni established a community on top of the mesa, but they left after about 40 years.

BANDELIER

Unlike many of the cave dwellings established during the 1200s, the people who occupied the cliffs in Bandelier stayed for a few centuries before relocating closer to the Rio Grande.

KASHA-KATUWE TENT ROCKS

Tent Rocks is a popular destination for hikers in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. The slot canyon is a mini version of Antelope Wells and the tent rocks are reminiscent of Cappadocia in Turkey.

SALINAS PUEBLO MISSIONS

The ruins of three pueblos surround Mountainair. The communities relied on the salt mines as a trade commodity and actively traded with Pueblos and Plains until the Spanish arrived.

SPANISH MISSIONS

A GUIDE TO NEW MEXICO'S REMAINING MISSIONS

"Once you have been to New Mexico, it will itch you for the rest of your life."

Georgia O'Keeffe

New Mexico Nomad

SPANISH MISSIONS

A GUIDE TO NEW MEXICO'S REMAINING MISSIONS

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