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New Mexico Travel Guide

Our New Mexico travel guide will provide all you need to know to plan your trip to New Mexico. We research places to stay, the best restaurants, the top attractions, the best day trips and highlight special festivals and events. From the art galleries in Santa Fe to natural sights like Carlsbad Caverns, you will find what you need to know about travel in New Mexico.
  1. Albuquerque, New Mexico (16)
  2. Gallup, New Mexico (12)
  3. Santa Fe, New Mexico (59)
  4. Taos, New Mexico (7)

Under the Radar in New Mexico
Next time you plan a trip to New Mexico, consider checking out a new area of the state: the Southeast. Simply fly into Hobbs Lea County Regional Airport and plan some day trips from there. Here are some of the best places to see in Southeast New Mexico.

Cool Down in the Southwest
The heat of summer is already starting to set in, and the mercury is going to continue to rise as we head toward July and August. Looking for a place to beat the heat? Here are some great spots to try.

Tour of Hawikku Zuni Ancestral Village
Tour of Zuni Pueblo Tour of Zuni Pueblo Hawikku Ancestral Village from the Zuni Pueblo Visitors Center Photo Gallery.

Take a Tour of Zuni Pueblo Sites from the Zuni Visitors Center
Take a tour from the Zuni Visitors Center. Visit Hawikku, the ancestral city and site of first contact with Spanish explorers.

Abiquiu Inn - Restful Haven in Georgia O'Keeffe Country of New Mexico
The Abiquiu Inn, in the Rio Chama Valley, is close to Georgia O'Keeffe haunts of Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch. It is an upscale rural inn with restaurant, gallery and gift shop.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park New Mexico
Chaco Canyon is a major cultural site. The canyon contains 13 major sites and hundreds of smaller ones, built by the ancestral Puebloan people during the 9th through 12th centuries. The majority of the park and cultural sites are self-guided year-round. Six major sites are located along the 9-mile long Canyon Loop Drive.

Puye Cliff Dwellings at Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico
Puye Cliffs, ancestral home to the Santa Clara Pueblo people in New Mexico is once again open to the public. It is an important and unique cultural site because it is managed and interpreted by the Santa Clara people themselves. You can sign up for an interpretive tour of the area.

Guide to Driving the Turquoise Trail
The Turquoise Trail is a scenic highway linking Albuquerque and Santa Fe through rolling hills with mountain views and quaint historic mining towns. The Trail begins to the South in Tijeras and the Cibola National Forest, then heads north through Cedar Crest, Sandia Park, Edgewood, Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos, before ending in the San...

Going Nude in New Mexico - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information
Going Nude in New Mexico - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information

New Mexico for Gay and LesbianTravelers
New Mexico is welcoming to the GLBT traveler, if you know where to look. Find leads on gay friendly resorts, local events and destinations that offer the gay traveler the best New Mexico has to offer.

New Mexico Color and History - Fiber Arts, Weaving, Rugs
Follow the New Mexico Fiber Arts Trail and enjoy the color and culture of New Mexico through its textiles. The Trail is more than a list of weaving places to visit, it's a beautiful scenic drive through the countryside, and the history, of New Mexico.

Visiting Georgia O'Keeffe's Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico
Ghost Ranch in Abiguiu, New Mexico is a beautiful location for retreats a getaway weekend, a class or a Georgia O'Keeffe Tour. Located in the remote Chama Valley, Ghost Ranch is at an altitude of 6500 feet.

Visiting Georgia O'Keeffe's Home and Studio in Abiquiu, New Mexico
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum maintains the Georgia O'Keeffe home in Abiquiu which she purchased in 1945. You can tour the home by reservation. Find out more about touring the Georgia O'Keeffe home in Abiquiu

Visiting Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in New Mexico
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is an amazing place to visit and to hike. Located just 40 miles southwest of Santa Fe and 55 miles northeast of Albuquerque, Tent Rocks is easily accessible from I-25, with plenty of signs to guide you along your way.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park New Mexico
Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located in southeastern New Mexico. It is a park full of caves but is most noted for the large caverns that visitors can enjoy with a self-guided or ranger-guided tour. We provide what you need to know about Carslbad Caverns.

Bandelier National Monument - Hike and Visit Ancestral Pueblo Structures
Bandelier National Monument is north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Enjoy 70 miles of trails and visit important archaeological sites. Ancestral Pueblo cliff homes are still present and visitors can actually climb via ladder into some of the rooms.

Finding Dark Sky Astronomy Sites in New Mexico
Want to find dark sky sites in New Mexico? New Mexico offers many dark-sky destinations and events. The possibilities afforded by its clear night skies draw dark-sky tourists from around the world.

Visitors Guide to Chimayo New Mexico
Chimayo is a historic village in the foothills of the Sangre de Christo Mountains. Chimayo was established by the Spanish in 1610. Chimayo is known for the Chapel, the Santuario de Chimayo, know for healing powers and for the Chimayo artisans and weavers of the area. Chimayo is very picturesque.

Red River New Mexico Travel Guide
Red River New Mexico, located north of Taos and just south of the Colorado border, is an unpolished gem that is worth exploring. Enjoy a ski lift that takes you from the Red River streets to the top of a family-friendly mountain. Fish the Red River or take a horseback ride into the aspen and pine woods. After all that exercise, you'll be ready for some of the great down home cuisine offered at Red River.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Photo Gallery
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a vintage steam locomotive driven excursion train leaving either from Antonito, Colorado or Chama, New Mexico. You will journey back in time through spectacular mountains, canyons and valleys. The railroad is a living history museum which travels a narrow guage (3 feet wide) railroad line bulit in the late 1800's.

Riding the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a vintage steam locomotive driven excursion train leaving either from Antonito, Colorado or Chama, New Mexico. You will journey throught spectacular mountains, canyons and valleys.

Alien Theme Park in Roswell, New Mexico Planned for Earth People
I don't know if it was a dream or a carefully placed e-mail, but somehow I heard about an Alien Theme Park being planned for Roswell, New Mexico, home of of the 1947 UFO crash and the annual UFO Festival. So I went to the source, earthperson Bryan Temmer, President and Founder of Alien Apex Resort, Inc.

All About Navajo Weaving – Why Navajo Rugs are So Valuable Today
Navajo weaving is a true American folk art. Born on the looms of the Pueblo Indians before the arrival of the Spanish, it was nurtured and perfected by the Navajo weaver.

Ancient Way Arts Trail of New Mexico
The Arts Trail is an expansion of the successful New Mexico Fiber Arts Trail. Ramah, located along Highway 53, is known for its Navajo weaving and has been included. However this new trail includes not only fiber arts, but jewelry-making, silverworking, painting, pottery, carving and more. What the two trails have in common is that they bring...

Best Spas in New Mexico
New Mexico has all makings of a great spa destination -- sunshine, natural beauty, spirituality and a deep sense of place. New Mexico spas tend to cluster around Santa Fe, the historic town that is the state's cultural center.

Camping in New Mexico
David Sweet, our About.com Guide to Camping provides this quick reference to campsites in New Mexico's State Parks, National Parks and Forests, private campgrounds and more.

Cimarron Rose Bed and Breakfast Suites
Cimarron Rose Bed and Breakfast suites are located on Highway 53 near Grants New Mexico. Cimarron Rose is a relaxing place to stay in the pine woods.

El Rancho Hotel - Gallup, New Mexico - A Step Back Into Time
The El Rancho Hotel was built 1937 and is located on old Route 66. From the 1930's to 1950's, the hotel became a temporary home for many Hollywood stars. The El Rancho Hotel has been designated a National Historic Site and retains the charm of Old West Gallup. Autographed photos of the movie stars who have visited and Navajo Rugs surround the two story rustic lobby.

Fall Chili Roasts and Festivals in New Mexico
New Mexico Fall Chili Roasts and Chili Festivals.

Kid Nation's Bonanza City, New Mexico - About Bonanza City, the Gost Town
Bonanza City was never a "bonanza." The short-lived town, now the setting for TV's "Kid Nation," never lived up to its name. Bonanza was founded in 1880 and was abandoned about 1885.

Pueblo Pottery of New Mexico
Betsy Malloy, About.com travel writer, tells how Pueblo pottery is made, where to buy a piece and how to tell one style from another. A piece of pueblo pottery can make a fine souvenir, but quality comes at a price. For a fine piece of pueblo pottery from a well-known potter, expect to pay hundreds to thousands of dollars.

Pueblo Pottery of the Southwest: What You Need to Know
The Pueblo Indians have been making pottery for about 2000 years. While early pottery was made primarily for their own use, contemporary Indian pottery is mostly decorative.

Red Rock Balloon Rally - Gallup, New Mexico Balloon Festival
The Red Rock Balloon Rally is held annually the first weekend of December in Gallup, New Mexico.

Truth or Consequences - An Affordable Spa Town with One Odd Name
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico was known as Hot Springs until 1950. That fateful year, game show host Ralph Edwards put out a call for an American town willing to change its name. The town voted, the name was changed and Truth or Consequences broadcast its 10th anniversary show from New Mexico.

Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway
The Scenic and Historic Area encompasses 15,000 square miles in the heart of central New Mexico, linking Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Enjoy a breathtaking view from atop Sandia Crest, then drive back into history through the mining towns of Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos, now coming alive with art, crafts, theater, music, museums, and restaurants.

Visiting the Ancient Acoma Pueblo - Sky City Cultural Center and Museum
Visiting the ancient Sky City of Acoma Pueblo high on the top of a mesa 370 feet above the desert floor. New museum and cultural center is not to be missed as you tour New Mexico. Acoma's history dates back as early as 1100 A.D.

Getting Natural in New Mexico
Planning a trip to New Mexico soon? With its history of fascinating people and beautiful people, it can be difficult to decide exactly where to go and what to see. Should you go to a pueblo? A sacred church? A historic burial site? If it’s pure nature you seek, you should consider one of these incredible natural sites, several of which are part...

Get Out with the Girls in Taos
If you’re looking for a fun spot to go with the girls, look no further than Taos, N.M.

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