New Mexico

New Mexico Travel Guide

Skiing and snowboarding lovers know that one of the best things to do in New Mexico is pay a visit to the Taos Mountains. After hitting the slopes, travelers can make their way into town where there are more than three-dozen art galleries.

Travelers wondering what to do in New Mexico should look into spending several days in Santa Fe. The city has a variety of art shops, food offerings, and museums. The New Mexico History Museum delves into more than 500 years of American West history. Visitors delve into the history of the state’s native people, the Spanish colonists, outlaws, the railroad and more. For those who enjoy dancing the night away, one of the most fun things to do in New Mexico is take part in Moreno Valley Cowboy Evenings. The event takes place throughout the summer months at the beautiful Bobcat Pass where the elevation is an incredible 9820 feet. The evening includes live musical entertainment and delicious food like ranch biscuits, cowboy beans, and fresh cinnamon rolls.

One of the top destinations in New Mexico is Carlsbad Caverns. The natural limestone chamber is one of the largest in North America. The jaw-dropping limestone formations within the cave makes this national park a must-see spot. Hikers who want to know what to do in New Mexico should visit Chaco Canyon Overlook. Located outside of Albuquerque, the short, easy trail ends in scenic views of the Fajada Butte and the Chaco Canyon.

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.

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

The otherworldly subterranean landscape of Carlsbad Caverns National Park is—justifiably—New Mexico’s most famous attraction. Take the self-guided audio tours of the Natural Entrance and Big Room (tickets and headphones are available at the park visitor center).

A quick drive down Interstate 25 to Cochiti Pueblo leads to this unforgettable natural attraction, a must for photographers.

Explore the 110 runs at the property, including some very challenging trails.

Drive through the chichi-rustic village of Tesuque, just north of town, to reach this vast sculpture gallery and working bronze foundry. Stroll the lawns and gardens and admire hulking statues and stabiles by more than 100 of the nation's most acclaimed contemporary sculptors.

Drive and walk through the glittering, 145,000-acre White Sands National Monument, the world’s largest expanse of gypsum sand dunes.

Known for its reds, Casa Rondena is an award-winning winery and one of the oldest in New Mexico; its Meritage Red—a fruity blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes—was recently named by a national food magazine as among the 10 best reds in the U.S.

At O’Keeffe’s second home, Ghost Ranch, take a guided tour through the surrounding landscapes that inspired her.

De rigueur for O'Keeffe aficionados, this museum, which opened in 1997 inside a 13,000-square-foot adobe former church, shows dozens of works by the curmudgeonly painter who spent the last half-century of her life just northwest of Santa Fe

The tram ascends a 10,350-foot Sandia Mountain peak for breathtaking views over the city.