Sunday, July 14, 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

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...
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,...
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...

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Morning Star Bed and Breakfast in Corrales

Morning Star Bed and Breakfast | Corrales

Morning Star Bed & Breakfast of Corrales offers luxury accommodations in a boutique bed & breakfast setting. Rent a room to relax during your...
Casa Gallina in Taos

Casa Gallina | Taos

Casa Gallina means “Hen House” in Spanish. The moniker is a nod to the forty plus hens that live a life of luxury around...

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...

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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...
Gypsy Plaza in Madrid, New Mexico

Madrid

Not A Ghost Town Anymore Located midway on the Turquoise Trail, the village of Madrid is often referred to as a ghost town, though 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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