New Mexico

New Mexico Travel Guide

The 6,290-foot-high peak is a landmark along the Old Santa Fe Trail.

This National Historic Landmark, in Sky City Pueblo, was made using more than 20,000 tons of earth and stone over the course of a decade (1629-1640).

Gather the children to the historic lodge’s on Saturday evenings to catch the Chuckwagon Cowboy Dinner show. Here, Wild West tales are told through guitar music and song as you dig into hearty ranch-hand staples like beef brisket, beans, and corn bread.

Stop in on repentant weapons scientist, Edward Grothus, at this surreal thrift shop of surplus bomb-making equipment.

Drop by the visitor center for a map; then visit the three different ruin sites—Quarai, Abó, and Gran Quivira—that contain remains of 17th-century Spanish missions.

This famous trading post sells kachina dolls, Zuni pottery, and turquoise jewelry.

Hidden amid a slew of kitschy curio shops, the inventory here is the real deal, with a good selection of carved wooden angels and other New Mexican folk art.

Order a malt at the 1940's soda fountain inside this home décor and jewelry store.

Take a vigorous, steep-sloped mountain-bike ride through Boston Hill, a large park overlooking Silver City where trails weave through old silver-mining encampments and plunging ravines.

Take a self-guided walking tour of the magnificent Very Large Array, a massive collection of 27 neatly arranged 80-foot-tall radio-telescope antennae that are part of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. (If you saw the movie Contact, you’ll recognize them right away.)

Part of the Museum Hill complex about three miles southeast of the Plaza, this is the best of a handful of facilities in town dedicated to preserving and interpreting the Southwest's indigenous pottery, weaving, jewelry, and other art forms.

See the fantastic collection of Native American art at this Taos museum.