"Just 25 minutes away you can be camping in the tall pines of the Lincoln National
Forest. Visit the spectacular White Sands National Monument and walk through the pure
white gypsum sand. Take a trip into space as you visit the International Space Hall of
Fame and the Clyde Tombaugh Omnimax Theater and Planetarium. Families enjoy a ride on the
miniature train at the Toy Train Depot in Alameda Park. Don't miss a visit to the Alameda
Park Zoo. There's much more to see and do when you visit Alamogordo! "
Albuquerque is a magnificently unique combination of the very old and the highly
contemporary, the natural world and the manmade environment, the frontier town and the
cosmopolitan city, the indigenous and the come-lately. It is a harmonious but spectacular
blend of extremely diverse cultures, cuisines, people, styles, stories, pursuits, and
"Today, the oil & gas industry continues to flourish in the
Artesia area along with farming, ranching, dairies, small businesses and the
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. With a population of 12,000,
Artesia, nestled in the Pecos Valley, may be New Mexico's Best Kept Secret.
Fishing, water skiing, boating and sailing await you at Brantley Lake State
Park, just 17 miles south of Artesia."
"High on the Colorado Plateau of New Mexico, in the valley of the Las Animas River,
an oasis-like verdant ribbon winds through this semi-arid region of cactus, sage, and
juniper. The city of Aztec is snuggled in this pristine location, and enjoys both the
healthy desert climate and the splendor of the lush riparian valley. Distinguished by its
warm, sunny summer days and mild winters, and by its location - central to all the natural
wonders in the Four Corners area - Aztec attracts visitors from around the world. "
"Tomé Hill, or El Cerro de Tomé, dominates the Rio Grande
Valley landscape between Belén and Los Lunas. This major landmark along El
Camino Real has been used as a religious site, a refuge from hostile enemies
and floods, and as an observation point.
At the foot of Tome' Hill lies La Puerta del Sol, Gateway to the Sun, a
steel sculpture commemorating El Camino Real, the Royal Road and Tomé Hill.
The $100,000 art work was sculpted by Gallup artist Armando Alvarez and is
intended to reflect the diverse cultures of the region and create an
awareness of the history of El Camino Real and its relationship to Valencia
County and Tome' Hill."
Framed by the Chihuahuan Desert, the city features numerous attractions, including
spectacular aquatic vistas. Every city has an oasis, and with water included, Carlsbad is
no exception. Home of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
"Clovis is located on the high plains of Eastern New Mexico in the
heart of cattle country, with ranching, farming, the dairy industry, and the
railroad comprising important components of the community's economic base.
Also, located eight miles to the west of the city is Cannon Air Force Base,
which adds a very important dimension to the community's economy and
available labor force.
The Norman Petty Studios on 7th Street, known worldwide as the
place where Buddy Holly recorded the smash hit, "Peggy Sue," among
18 other hits in 15 months. In his studios, Petty mixed songs for other
stars, including Roy Orbison. Clovis' own Fireballs also recorded
"Sugar Shack," the number one song in 1963, at Norman Petty
Studios. Teenage sensation LeAnn Rimes recently recorded at the studios.
Visitors should not miss a tour of the studio."
"Across from the Old Church in Corrales and next to the quiet camposanto,
nestled behind cottonwoods and elms, Casa San Ysidro’s humble exterior
belies the historic and artistic New Mexican treasures within.
Stepping through the entryway, the museum’s visitors are immediately
rewarded with a view looking through the dining room and lower kitchen. A
San José bulto housed in a Río Abajo tin corner nicho from
1885 greets guests. A large copper cazo, or cooking pot, from the
late 1700s sits by a large kiva fireplace, as if ready for use. A Velarde
chest created around 1840, only one of 18 recorded, proudly displays its
"Bienvenidos a la Espanola, situated in the northern Rio Grande Valley of New
Mexico between the 12,000-foot Jemez Mountains to the west and the 13,000 Truchas Peaks to
the east. The Rio Grande, Rio Chama and Santa Cruz Rivers converge near the city of
Espanola. An area rich in traditions and values, the cultural quilt of the Espanola Valley
embraces many centuries of history and is the best kept secret in northern New
"Gallup is a great base for day trip explorations visiting places like Chaco
Canyon, El Morro, El Malpais, Canyon de Chelly, Hubbell Trading Post, Painted Desert,
Pueblo of Zuni, Navajo Nation Capital - Window Rock and the Ice Caves/Bandera Volcano.
"Before visiting Grants, you can explore the many attractions of northwestern New
Mexico, including Indian cultures, ancient ruins, lava flows, towering mountains, and
year-round recreation opportunities. "
"Welcome to Los Alamos, New Mexico - a small community of 18,500 residents located
in the beautiful Jemez Mountains of Northern New Mexico. We are a unique community, in
part because of the historical significance and present influence of Los Alamos National
Laboratory. We have an excellent school system, a growing downtown business community, and
incredible recreational and cultural activities -- including Bandelier National Monument
and Pajarito Mountain Ski Hill."
"Located in Southwest New Mexico along U.S. Highway 60, Magdalena is 2,000 feet
above Socorro and 27 miles to the west. Food, gas, lodging, and many other services are
available in Magdalena. The population of the Village is estimated to be about 1,000. With
only 12 inches of precipitation annually and at an elevation of 6,548 feet, we would be
considered high and dry. The wettest month is usually August when afternoon thunderstorms
make regular visits. Sunny days abound with mild winter and summer temperatures averaging
between 33 and 71 degrees respectively. "
"Home of the NRA Whittington Center, Capulin Volcano National Monument, Sugarite
Canyon State Park, and of course our Historic Downtown District. Nestled at the base of
Raton Pass on the Santa Fe Trail, Raton is also home to the Santa Fe Trail Balloon Rally,
and our Historic Shuler Theater is the summer home of Michael Martin Murphey!! "
"Ruidoso, New Mexico is nestled in the Southern Rocky Mountains. Towering above the
village, Sierra Blanca reaches 12,003 feet above sea level. Our mild climate is Seasoned
Just Right for outdoor activities. Camping and hiking in pristine Lincoln National Forest.
Cool air, horseracing, golf, tennis, and fishing. Art galleries, museums, and shops.
Winter sports and skiing. A noisy river."
"Gateway to The Gila Wilderness, The Mining District, Western New Mexico
University, Neighbor to Mimbres Valley, Pinos Altos, Bayard, Hurley, Tyrone, Santa Clara,
Arenas Valley, Cliff, Gila and Glenwood."
""Mud. Everything is made of MUD!" I heard this comment a hundred times
if I heard it once from tourists walking on the Taos Plaza. At the Taos Pueblo, these mud
buildings have survived wars, fires, and floods since the 14th century. Not only the
buildings but also the people have weathered much, including the influx of inquisitive
tourists for more than a century."