Friday, September 25, 2020

Explore Southern New Mexico

Southwest Expeditions

Walk in the footsteps of Billy the Kid and the Apollo astronauts or raft the Rio Grande. Southwest Expeditions offers a variety of tours designed to entertain and enlighten.

Southwest Expeditions rafting the Rio Grande
Balloon in the bosque

New Mexico

Adventures & Experiences

When people ask for suggestions about places to go or things to do in New Mexico, it is difficult to provide meaningful recommendations without additional information. What part of the state do you want to explore? New Mexico is the 5th largest state in the US. Having Texas next door makes it seem smaller. To really experience New Mexico, more than one trip will be needed.

New Mexico is a nature zone. The opportunities to reconnect with nature are abundant and varied, with birding, hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, ballooning, skydiving, rock climbing, camping, fishing, hunting and spelunking (to name a few possibilities). For outdoor enthusiasts with a penchant for any form of “-ology”, New Mexico is a slice of heaven. From the Gila to the Jemez, the Valles Grande to the Valle Vidal, the verdant vistas of the Rocky Mountains run like a spinal column through the state.

What are your interests? Art, culture, history, nature, anthropology, geology, paleontology, biking, hiking, rocking climbing, fishing, camping? What time of year will you be traveling? It is windy in the spring, though warmer in the south. Sometimes winter storms hit the higher elevations with snow in May.

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Adventures & Experiences

Navajo Tours

Navajo Tours

Navajo Tours USA Have you ever visited a destination and had the feeling that there is a much deeper story beneath the surface? Well, the...
Inn of the Mountain Gods golf course

Adventures at Inn of the Mountain Gods

Indoor and Outdoor Recreation Inn of the Mountain Gods is nestled in the beauty of the Sacramento Mountains outside of Ruidoso. It is New Mexico’s...
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Meow Wolf

Meow Wolf History Meow Wolf is an arts and entertainment group founded by 10 friends in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2008. They were artists,...
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum blacksmith shop

Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

For at least 4,000 years, people have been growing food in this region. The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces...
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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

In the center of New Mexico’s largest city, there is a place inspired by thousand-year-old master architects. The drum beats. The moccasins strike the...
New Mexico Jeep Tours

New Mexico Jeep Tours

The Land of Enchantment abounds in opportunities to explore the mysteries of its ancient past and wonders of its landscapes.  Ancestral ruins, historic homesteads,...
World Balloon over the Rio Grande

World Balloon

The city of Albuquerque has the distinction of being "The Balloon Capital of the World" due to ideal flying conditions. The Duke City is...
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High Desert Angler

Locally owned and operated since 1985, High Desert Angler has the best outfitted fly shop in the entire state and they provide custom guided...
MST Adventures paddleboarding with balloons

MST Adventures

MST Adventures helps people enjoy the excitement that the Land of Enchantment has to offer. They provide guided kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)...
Entering Zuni land

Tours of Zuni Pueblo

Zuni Pueblo is the largest of the nineteen New Mexican Pueblos. It covers more than 700 square miles and has a population of over...
Southwest Expeditions rafting

Southwest Expeditions

Tours Located in the historic Doña Ana courthouse in Las Cruces, Southwest Expeditions offers guided adventure and heritage tours throughout the Southwest. Tours start in...
Los Rios River Runners rafting the Rio Chama

Los Rios River Runners

Cisco Guevara founded Los Rios River Runners in 1978 to enable locals and visitors to experience the beauty and majesty of the Rio Grande...

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Dawson, New Mexico

Ghost towns litter the back roads in New Mexico. Miners settled most of these abandoned communities, extracting a variety of precious minerals and ores...
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Lybrook Fossil Area

Roaming the Lybrook Badlands I had an opportunity to explore the Lybrook Fossil Area recently with Navajo Tours. They were on a scouting expedition to...

D.H.Lawrence

“I think New Mexico was the greatest experience from the outside world that I have ever had. It certainly changed me for ever. Curious as it may sound, it was New Mexico that liberated me from the present era of civilization, the great era of material and mechanical development."

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Ski New Mexico

Cross-country skiing, downhill and snow boarding in the Land of Enchantment.

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Camping in Northeast New Mexico

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Nature

Continental Divide Trail explanation

Continental Divide Trail

Congress established the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in 1978. The trail represents a monumental conservation effort, stretching 3,100 miles across the United States, from...

Mogollon, New Mexico

Founded in 1876, Mogollon was named after Don Juan Ignacio Flores Mogollon, a governor of the Spanish province of New Mexico in the 1700's....

Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas Green Chile Chicken Enchilada casserole is comfort food. This recipe is based on the method I inherited from my grandmother, the...

Resources

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History and Heritage

Zuni Pueblo Tours

Zuni Pueblo welcomes visitors to their community to learn more about the Zuni people. Traditional cooking and artist demonstrations, hiking, horseback riding, and a wide variety of archaeological tours, including the Cities of Cibola tour that traces the first contact between the Spanish and the native inhabitants of New Mexico.

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