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.
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.
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.