From History, Art, Ruins, and Geological Wonders, the Land of Enchantment is a truly a place of wonder. Here is a list of amazing experiences to have while visiting.
1. Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico
If you love art and visiting Santa Fe, Meow Wolf is the place to go. By visiting Meow Wolf, you will enter a world that seems like something directly out of a fantasy novel with its immersive art experience. Meow Wolf is quite the place for entertainment! For more information about Meow Wolf click here.
2. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Carlsbad, New Mexico
Bat watching, amazing canyons, and one deep hole in the ground. Located in southeastern New Mexico, Carlsbad Caverns will certainly blow your mind. The caverns are a true geological wonder worth visiting and certainly makes a trip to New Mexico worth it in its own right. For information about Carlsbad Caverns click here.
3. Taos, New Mexico
Taos offers many experiences for its visitors from rich landscapes, skiing, hiking, scenic views, etc. This region of New Mexico is also home to some of the talented artists in the state filled with art museums and galleries. More importantly, Taos has a rich cultural history with its indigenous Puebloan people who have long inhabited the area. Check out the official Taos visitor site.
4. Chaco Culture National Historical Park
A center point for trading, protection, and festivals, Chaco Canyon had once been occupied by ancient Puebloan People for hundreds of years. Chaco Canyon offers an amazing glimpse into New Mexico’s rich historic past, star gazing, and much more. For more info about Chaco Canyon, click here
5. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
In the first week of October when visiting Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the early mornings you’ll be treated to one of the largest collections of hot air balloons lifting off into the sky in the early morning. In the evening, you’ll be treated to some amazing balloon glows on specific nights. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is one of the premier events to attended in New Mexico.
6. White Sands National Monument
Completely unique, White Sands National Monument is unlike any other place in the rest of the world! Located near Alamogordo, New Mexico, the White Sands National Monument is home to the largest gypsum sand dunes in the world.
Fishing, Camping, Hot Springs, Ruins, Waterfalls, and much much more. Jemez is another truly amazing place to visit in New Mexico. Jemez offers its visitors a glimpse into history with ruins of ancient Puebloan people and Spaniards, geographical wonders like Soda Dam, or a nice soak McCauley Hot Springs.
8. Glenwood Catwalk Trail, Glenwood New Mexico
Cruise a scenic highway through the Gila National Forest and stumble upon the small town in Southwestern New Mexico of Glenwood. Take a turn down a road that has a sign that points to the Glenwood Catwalk recreational area, upon arrival hop out of your car, grab water, your camera, and prepare yourself for one of the most unique gems in New Mexico. Open year-round, the Glenwood Catwalk Trail is another unique place in New Mexico with a very historic past and geology.
9. Grants, New Mexico
Located along the historic Route 66 and now Interstate 40, Grants, New Mexico, is another great place to visit with a plethora of outdoor experiences. From hiking in Mt. Taylor, exploring ancient volcanos caused unique geological features such as the Ice Caves or visiting the El Morro and El Malpais National Monument, Grants is worth spending a few days
10. Sitting Bull Falls recreational area.
Just a short drive from the Carlsbad Caverns and Whites City, New Mexico, you’ll find a true desert oasis of the natural spring of Sitting Bull Falls. Rated as the top waterfall in New Mexico, Sitting Bull Falls is a short out and back trail that has year-round access. This waterfall is a great place to visit as a pairing with Carlsbad Caverns.