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Bandelier National Monument
Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Canyons, Caverns & Caves, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Philmont Scout Ranch
Nature & Wildlife Areas, Ranches
White Sands National Monument
Monuments & Statues, Geologic Formations, National Parks
El Morro National Monument
Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Geologic Formations, National Parks
Tsankawi
Educational sites, Hiking Trails
Abiqui Lake
Bodies of Water
Rio Grande Gorge
Bridges, Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water
Pecos River
Scenic Drives, Bodies of Water
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Big Room Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Amazing!!! Lots of park rangers and people around to ask questions etc. we got lucky and saw wild life which is always exciting!
Note to those aged 62+: You can buy a Senior Pass, which is good for admission to every National Park and most other federal visitor facilities (National Wildlife Refuges, National Monuments &c) and discounted fee...
Hiked the slot canyon trail and absolutely loved the beautiful scenery, trail, park and the Veterans Memorial at the end of the park - very peaceful and great tribute to those who have sacrificed so much for our c...
Highly recommend this site and consider it to be better than some more well known national parks (such as Zion) mainly because the walking is unique and takes you right up against the unique rock formations.
Whether you are a Scouter who is going on a trek or a staff member or just someone that loves nature, Philmont is the pinnacle of the outdoor adventure.
They learned a new appreciation for the outdoors and nature.
Canyon Trail Cochiti Pueblo
We were hiking by 9:00 a.m & I'm glad we got an early start because it was easy to park & there weren't that many people on the trail so we got some really great pictures without any people in them.
PERSONAL NOTES: I've been to numerous National Parks across the country and have hiked numerous trails.
You can try out sand sledding, hike, camp, hang out and picnic, enjoy a park program such as a Sunset Stroll, or if you're like me, you can take in the sights and take a few photos.
The stroll started off with a gentle walk among the dunes with an enthusiastic Ranger providing interesting information on the geology, hydrology, flora and fauna of the area along with the nature of the white san...
Bandelier National Monument is a true gem, combining easy, convenient access to history, culture and nature in beautiful canyon and mesa country.
The park encompasses 33,000 acres of volcanic formed cliffs, canyons carved from ancient rivers, and an abundance of plant and animal diversity.
1 Way to experience it
She was upbeat and great with information about the surrounding area, history, and even information on the nature around Santa Fe as well.
1 Way to experience it
Jemez Mountains Jemez Springs
NM State Parks and the US Park Service have campgrounds and picnic sites throughout the mountains.
One of the most beautiful places in New Mexico that allows you to truly connect with nature.
... of cranes hopping and dancing together once in a while and plenty of room on the road to stop and park and pullover with raised vista platforms once in a while and just a respectful quietness to the Refuge fro...
We travel on a regular basis and I am a birder so I stop at as many parks and national wildlife refuges as I can and this is always one of my favorites.
King's Palace Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Thanks to those that discovered this magnificent space, those that explored it, those that chose to preserve it as a National Park, those that created the paths and devices that allow us to access it, and those wh...
We have the senior passes so we get in free to all the National Parks-- but the King's Palace tour we paid for-- worth it--Our Ranger was very informative- explained everything- in detail- about 50 people in our t...
Truly a find, this was such a surprise to find... Tucked away in gorgeous nature, this hot springs was truly a gift to discover, we will be back whenever we are in New Mexico.
The last hot springs I went to was the technically-defunct-but-still-naturally-occurring hot springs in Big Bend National Park, so to go to a more modern and intact hot springs was an awesome experience.
Gila National Forest Silver City
But these cliff dwellings are spectacular, magical, and the group tour led by one of the park rangers truly made history come alive.
The visitor center and park staff at the cliff dwellings are knowledgeable, friendly & eager to share their enthusiasm for this place.
Great spot for hiking, fishing and nature
Two rivers that run through the park, the Rio Grande and Red River are National Wild and Scenic Rivers.
If you love archaeology, history, the American Southwest, and learning about indigenous peoples, this park has beautifully preserved ancient ruins that are accessible to those who are physically able to walk about...
When you drive into Chaco Culture National Historical Park, it is in the middle of nowhere, you are awestruck by the size, and details as well as the ingenuity needed to create such structures.
Plaza Blanca Abiquiu
If you enjoy nature and hiking, this is a must see! Bring your camera to take lots of beautiful shots!
Park where you can and walk down to the Plaza Blanca for great pictures.
The site was established by the National Park Service to protect ancient Puebloan ruins and the thousands of inscriptions and petroglyphs carved in sandstone formations over hundreds of years.
In my opinion, the National Parks are some of the best gifts this country offers, so take advantage and enjoy this wonderful place.
La Luz Trail Albuquerque
I am from El Paso TX, and i have done a lot of hiking including The Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, and for the first time i hiked the Sandia Mountains, The La Luz Trail, WOW!!! it's a beauty of a hike!!!, huge...
Park at the Tram and hike across to the La Luz trail, hike to the top, and take the Tram down for a great round trip.
The town offers several park access spots, and the hiking in the forest is very beautiful providing excellent high desert fauna and majestic ponderosa pines, as well as rock hunting!
Enjoyed nature walking the rustic trails and taking in fresh mountain air!
Tsankawi Los Alamos
Offers an entry-pass purchase option for the Bandolier National Park which you are entering and bathrooms - make sure you use them before beginning your hike!
According to the National Parks website, "At Tsankawi you take a 1.5 mile walk along a mesa, viewing cavates, petroglyphs and the Ancestral Pueblo village of Tsankawi.
The Cliff dwellings are amazing it's like stepping back in time, the park rangers were great, it's a bit of a hike to get to the dwellings but well woth the effort
Visitor Center has wealth of information about the Ancient ones and the Volunteers and Park Personnel are very informative.
You can spend a full day walking and admiring each section of this park, shade gardens, Japanese garden, vegetable garden, rose garden, etc., etc.
How they manage to keep it flourishing in New Mexico heat and alkaline soil is a testament to their diligence and skill They also have large shaded lawn area, picnic areas scattered through the park, a model railr...
The bat show is remarkable, in my experience unique (we’ve visited other caves), and the young park ranger who led the discussion and entertained us was knowledgeable and shared her enthusiasm.
The caverns there are a wonderful and impressive sight, and the NPS has done a marvelous job with this wonder of nature, by preserving and telling it's tales.
Breathtaking nature
Great park in the forest outside of ABQ.
Riverbend Hot Springs Truth or Consequences
Mother Nature blessed us with a rain shower and evening light show.
There is a park close by that you can walk them to.
Elena Gallegos Park Albuquerque
I love the open space and foothills of Albuquerque, and Elena Gallegos park has some of the most spectacular views of the Sandia Mountains.
I highly recommend bringing a picnic and watching the sunset from one of the picnic areas in the park.
Best way to do the hike is drive up to the top of the ski valley road and park on the outskirts of The Bavarian restaurant parking lot.
And before you start park at the Bavarian instead of parking in the hiker parking takes off a little bit Plus at the end you can grab a beer there!!
Wonderful Historic Park with Easy Hiking and A Great New Museum!
The park itself encompasses the ruins of the Native American Pueblo of Cicuye, the ruins of the Spanish Mission at Pecos, the Santa Fe Trail, the Glorieta Battlefield from the US Civil War, and the Forked Lightnin...
I cannot overstate just how beautiful an experience this was and what is truly remarkable is the ease of access provided by the wonderful people of the National Parks Service.
Rode to the park gate and returned the way we came; saw elk, coyote, birds, thousands of butterflies & wildflowers.
Great park, family and pet friendly!! Lots of space, lots of good hiking/running trails!! Lots of special events through spring/summer/fall seasons.
As you drive to the overlook, the park along the road is also impressive with lots of community sports fields, toilets and large parking lots.
Dale Ball Trails Santa Fe
We've bumped into these red junction signs when hiking the Nature Conservancy trail, the Atalaya Trail, and the Dorothy Stewart trail.
We just did a short circuit off Hyde Park Road but it was a great trail with some fantastic views.