Monday, March 25, 2019

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.

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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.

Adventures & Experiences

WolfHorse Outfitters

WolfHorse Outfitters

I had the opportunity to go for a horseback ride near Silver City with Joe Saenz, the owner of WolfHorse Outfitters. Full disclosure: I...
Pueblo Balloon over the Rio Grande gorge

Pueblo Balloon

Pueblo Balloon flies in the spectacular Rio Grande Gorge, outside of Taos New Mexico. They are one of only two operators permitted to operate...
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...
Balloons over Hyatt Tamaya in Bernalillo

Hyatt Tamaya Resort & Spa | Santa Ana Pueblo

At Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, you can spend days and days with us and never have to leave the property to find...
Vermejo Park Ranch

Ted Turner Expeditions

Ted Turner has demonstrated that he is the quintessential American renaissance man over the last several decades. In addition to a litany of professional...
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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...
Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch trails near the Gila

Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch | Gila

Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch is a special place, an adventure offering a unique perspective on the past and encouraging thoughtful reflection about the future....
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...
Inn of the Mountain Gods

Inn of the Mountain Gods | Mescalero

Inn of the Mountain Gods New Mexico’s premier mountain resort/casino, Inn of the Mountain Gods, awaits with impeccable AAA Four-Diamond service, mouthwatering cuisine for every...

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Gathering of Nations Grand Entry

Gathering of Nations

36th Annual Gathering of Nations The 36th Annual Gathering of Nations PowWow will be held on April 26-27, 2019 at the Powwow Grounds at Tingley...
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Hatch Chile Store

Preston and Elaine Mitchell, the owners of Hatch Chile Store, hail from a legacy of chile farmers. Their extended family currently farms over 1000...

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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Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chile Legacy in the Southwest People in the southwest have been growing chiles (Capsicum annuum) for at least four centuries. Prior to the arrival of...

Nature

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Fort Stanton Snowy River National Conservation Area

In 2009 Congress designated the Fort Stanton Cave and 25,080 acres surrounding it as a National Cave Conservation Area to protect the...

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....

Resources

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History and Heritage

Zuni Pueblo Tours

Deserts, forests, rain forests, plains, grasslands and other areas including the most developed urban areas, all have distinct forms of wildlife.

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