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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
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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.

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Adventures & Experiences

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...
Hornos at El Rancho de las Golondrinas harvest festival

El Rancho de las Golondrinas

New Mexico became a state in 1912; however, humans settled the region thousands of years ago. Prior to first contact with Europeans, Meso-American tribes...
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 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,...
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...
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...
Cumbres Toltec autumn trip

Cumbres Toltec Scenic Railroad

In an era of fast-paced, perpetual connectivity, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad provides an opportunity to disconnect, to step back into the raw,...
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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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,...

Ski New Mexico

Looking for good places to ski? The world recognizes Colorado as an exceptional ski destination. It is consistently ranked as one of the top spots...
MST Adventures paddleboards

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)...
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Spend The Day At Ghost Ranch

The glorious vistas of Ghost Ranch were made famous by painter Georgia O’Keeffe. The property encompasses 21,000 acres of colorful canyons, magnificent mesas, and...

X-Treme-Lee Fun Balloon Adventures

Hot air ballooning is more than a hobby in New Mexico. It is a statewide passion. In fact, it is one of the few...
Sandia Peak tram

Sandia Peak Tram

The Sandia Peak tram is the 2nd longest tram in the world at 2.7 miles long. It transports guests from Albuquerque to the crest in 15-minutes.

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General Store in Hillsboro

Hillsboro

Hillsboro is a small, quiet town located on Highway 52, about 30 miles from Truth or Consequences. The rolling, curvy stretch of road to...
Pinos Altos museum

Pinos Altos

Pinos Altos is a small community tucked into the beauty of the Gila National Forest, about 8 miles north of Silver City. Though today's...

Alice Cooper

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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

Camping in Northeast New Mexico | A - J If you are looking for places to go camping in northeast New Mexico, here's a list...

Nature

Star gazing in Los Alamos

Stargazing in New Mexico

New Mexico’s skies are exquisite. The abundance of earth tones is offset by a sky prone to colorful antics. The sky often looks more...

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

Dowa Yalanne in Zuni

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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