All Other Destinations and Attractions in New Mexico
Madrid, New Mexico
Apache Kid and Standing Bear Gallery
The Apache Kid and Standing Bear Gallery in Madrid has Native American art and antiques.
Address: 2874 Route 14, Madrid, NM 87010, United States
Engine House Theatre Melodrama
The Engine House Theatre in Madrid stages performances of classic Victorian melodramas from Memorial Day to mid-October.
Address: 2846 State Route 14, Madrid, NM 87010, United States
Mine Shaft Tavern
The Mine Shaft was constructed in Madrid's heyday and restored in 1982. Most of the furnishings still remain from the opening in 1946.
Official site: www.mineshafttavern.com
Address: 2846 State Route 14, Madrid, NM 87010-9746, United States
Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico
Tierra Amarilla is located in the mountains of northern New Mexico. It is the seat of Rio Arriba County.
El Vado Lake State Park
Near Tierra Amarilla in the mountains of northern New Mexico is El Vado Lake State Park. The artificial lake covers 3,200 acres and allows for fishing, boating, and water-skiing. This was once the location of a town called El Vado, a busy railroad and lumber center.
Official site: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/PRD/elvado.htm
Address: Box 367, Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575-0367, United States
Heron Lake State Park
Near Tierra Amarilla in northern New Mexico is Heron Lake, noted for sailing, fishing, cross-country skiing, and hiking. Created by Heron Dam, the lake is connected to El Vado Lake by the Rio Chama. There is a 5.5 mile trail which crosses the river by suspension bridge.
Official site: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/prd/heron.htm
Address: Box 159, Los Ojos, NM 87551-0159, United States
Raton, New Mexico
Raton is located in Colfax County near the Colorado border. Five blocks of the downtown area have been designated as a Downtown Historic District, with dozens of locally significant buildings.
NRA Whittington Center
The National Rifle Association Whittington Center in Raton was established in 1973. Today the facility offers a large outdoor shooting and hunting center. There are a variety of shooting ranges including high power rifle, skeet, sporting clays, long range pistol silhouette, benchrest, and practical pistol.
Official site: www.nrawc.org
Address: Box 700, Raton, NM 87740-0700, United States
The Raton Museum has exhibits on the mining, railroad and ranching history of the town, as well as local Indian cultures. The museum is on First Street in the Coors Building, which dates from 1906.
Address: 216 South First Street, Raton, NM 87740-3904, United States
Sugarite Canyon State Park
Sugarite Canyon State Park is located on the Colorado border, ten miles east of Raton. The 3,600 acres of mountain forests and lakes are popular for cross-country skiing and ice fishing.
Address: HC 63, Box 386, Sugarite Canyon, Raton, NM 87740-0386, United States
Sugarite Coal Camp
At the ruins of Sugarite Coal Camp there is a visitor center with historical exhibits and an interpretive trail.
Address: HC 63, Box 386, Sugarite Canyon, Raton, NM 87740-0386, United States
City Of Bethlehem
At the edge of Raton is a permanent nativity scene display called The City of Bethlehem.
Santa Fe Railroad Depot
The Santa Fe Railroad Depot in Raton was built in 1903 and is still in use today.
Rodeo, New Mexico
On the Arizona border in southwestern New Mexico is the town of Rodeo.
Local art is on display at the Chiricahua Gallery in Rodeo.
Address: State Route 80, Rodeo, NM 88056, United States
Navajo Lake State Park
Navajo Lake State Park is located 25 miles east of Bloomfield. With 15,000 acres and 150 miles of shoreline, Navajo Lake is the second-largest in New Mexico after Elephant Butte. It is a man-made reservoir formed by Navajo Dam, with three full-service marinas and opportunity for abundant water sport activities.
Address: 1448 NM 511, #1, Navajo Dam, NM 87419-9713, United States
The 3.5mi stretch of the San Juan River below the Navajo Dam in Navajo Lake State Park is referred to as the "Quality Waters". An abundance of trout makes this a world-renowned fishing location.
Pine River Recreation Area
Pine River is a recreation area within Navajo Lake State Park. There is a visitor center with interpretive exhibits.
Sims Mesa Recreation Area
Sims Mesa is a recreation area within Navajo Lake State Park, across the lake from Pine River. It can be reached by state highway 527.
Madrid - Old Coal Mine Museum
The Old Coal Mine Museum showcases the mining history and heritage of Madrid. Exhibits feature an antique steam locomotive, antique cars and trucks, carpentry equipment, medical equipment, movie projectors, and a mineshaft.
Official site: www.oldcoalminemuseum.com
Address: 2814 State Route 14, Cerrillos, NM 87010-9746, United States
Lovington, New Mexico
The town of Lovington is located in southeast New Mexico, 18 miles west of the Texas border and 22 miles northwest of Hobbs. Founded early in the 20th century as a ranching and farming center, the town became the seat of Lea County when it was formed in 1917. The discovery of oil at nearby Denton Pool gave a significant boost to the economy from the 1950s onward.
Lea County Museum
The Lea County Museum includes historical buildings that have been restored such as the old Plaza Hotel, a one-room school house, and the original post office from McDonald. The Lea County Museum was created by the Lovington Women's Club in 1969.Exhibits also include a blacksmith shop, farm equipment, wagons and a tack room.
Official site: www.leacountymuseum.org
Address: Box 1195, Lovington, NM 88260-1195, United States
Chapparal Park in Lovington has a 20-acre fishing lake, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts. Every July 4th at 3 p.m. the park is the location for "The World's Greatest Lizard Race", where lizards of all sizes compete for trophies.
Address: 1535 North Main Street, Box 1268, Lovington, NM 88260-1268, United States
Lordsburg, New Mexico
Lordsburg is the seat of Hidalgo County in the southwest corner of New Mexico. Popular outdoor recreational activities include rockhounding and hunting.
Steins Railroad Ghost Town
Steins (pronounced Steens) Railroad Ghost Town is 16 miles west of Lordsburg. From 1905 to 1945 it was a stop on the Southern Pacific Railroad and reached a population of 1,300. There are now ten buildings open to visitors, including a restored museum with historical displays.
Address: Box 2185, Roadforks, NM 88045-7185, United States
Shakespeare Ghost Town
South of Lordsburg is the Shakespeare Ghost Town, once a booming silver mining settlement dating from 1870. Re-enactments include the arrival of Can-Can girls, gun fights, a hanging and arguments over a cattle deal.
Official site: www.shakespeareghostown.com
Address: Box 253, Lordsburg, NM 88045-0253, United States
Jicarilla Apache Reservation
The Jicarilla Apache Reservation occupies almost one million acres on the Continental Divide in north-central New Mexico. The Jicarilla ("little basketmakers") call themselves the Tinde, and today they number about 1,800.
Dulce is the capital of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation, located about 90 miles east of Farmington on Highway 64.
Jicarilla Visitor Center
At the Jicarilla Visitor Center in Dulce there are exhibits on beadwork, basketry, and other aspects of Jicarilla culture.
Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico
Isleta Pueblo is an Indian settlement south of Albuquerque, containing 211,002 acres of land and a population of more than 3,000 people. There are two small communities, Oraibi and Chicale, in addition to the main pueblo.
Lakes Water Recreation Area
Isleta Lakes Water Recreation Area is run by Isleta Pueblo, south of Albuquerque. There are picnic and camping facilities.
Mission of San Agustin de Isleta
The Mission of San Agustin de Isleta claims to be the oldest mission church in New Mexico, established in 1613.
Address: Isleta Pueblo, United States
Shirpoyo Art Gallery
The Shirpoyo Art Gallery is across the plaza from the St Augustine Church at Isleta Pueblo. It displays the work of Tewa painter Shirpoyo.
Address: 35 Tribal Road, Isleta, NM 87022-0577, United States
Hobbs, New Mexico
Hobbs was founded in 1910, and became increasingly well-known after the discovery of oil in 1927. It is located in Lea County, southeastern New Mexico.
Harry McAdams State Park
Harry McAdams State Park is located four miles northwest of Hobbs in southeast New Mexico. The landscaped grounds surround two small ponds, and there is a visitor center with historical exhibits.
College of The Southwest
New Mexico Junior College
The New Mexico Junior College is one of two colleges located in Hobbs. It began in 1966 and offers degrees in science, applied science, and arts.
Official site: www.nmjc.edu
Address: 5317 Lovington Highway, Hobbs, NM 88240-9123, United States
Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center
The Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center is part of the New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs. It was founded in 1978 to honor local rodeo and ranch cowboys.
Address: 5317 Lovington Highway, Hobbs, NM 88240-9121, United States
New Mexico Wing Confederate Air Force Museum
The New Mexico Wing Confederate Air Force Museum at Lea County Airport in Hobbs has aircraft displays and exhibits on the Second World War.
Address: Box 1260, Hobbs, NM 88241-1260, United States
Gallup, New Mexico
The town of Gallup is located in the northwest region of New Mexico, between the Navajo and Zuni reservations. The are numerous attractions and events in and around Gallup such as Tribal Indian Ceremonials and the Red Rock Balloon Rally.
Gallup Cultural Center
Housed within a restored train depot, the Gallup Cultural Center presents Southwestern American Indian history through photographs, ancient pottery and a film about tribal cultures.
Address: 201 East Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301, United States
Red Rock State Park
Red Rock State Park, north of Gallup in western New Mexico, is the venue, annually in August, of the Intertribal Indian Ceremonial, which is attended by members of 50 different tribes from all over the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Address: Box 10, Church Rock, NM 87311-0010, United States
Red Rock Museum
The Red Rock Museum at Red Rock State Park has prehistoric Native American artifacts, crafts and artwork.
Address: Box 328, Church Rock, NM 87311-0328, United States
Southeast of Gallup is Fort Wingate, established in 1860 and closed in 1992.
Deming, New Mexico
Deming is the seat of Luna County in southwestern New Mexico. It was once the junction of the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads.
City of Rocks State Park
City of Rocks State Park north of Deming gets its name from an abundance of volcanic rock, sculpted into bizarre shapes by wind and water over millions of years. Hiking trails and a public night sky observatory have been added.
Official site: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/PRD/cityrocks.htm
Address: State Route 61, Box 50, Faywood, NM 88034-0050, United States
Deming Center for the Arts
The Deming Center for the Arts is located at the corner of Gold and Pine in Deming. Exhibits range from work by students of the Deming schools to works done by well known area artists.
Address: Box 1845, Deming, NM 88031-1845, United States
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum
The Deming-Luna Mimbres Museum is housed in the former National Guard Armory. The museum contains artifacts from military history, pioneer life, cowboy life and Indian culture.
Official site: www.cityofdeming.org/museum.html
Address: 301 South Silver Street, Deming, NM 88030-3761, United States
Marshall Memorial Library
The Marshall Memorial Library in Deming dates from 1917. It began as a room in City Hall. In 1996, the Deming Public Library was changed to Marshall Memorial Library.
Official site: www.youseemore.com/Marshall/default.asp
Address: 110 South Diamond Street, Deming, NM 88030-3698, United States
Rockhound State Park
Covering 1,100 acres southeast of Deming is Rockhound State Park, on the west slope of the Little Florida Mountains. The park is rich in agates and quartz crystals, which visitors are allowed to take with them.
Official site: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/prd/Rockhound.htm
Address: Highways 141 & 143, Box 1064, Deming, NM 88030-1064, United States
Luna County Courthouse
The Luna County Courthouse in Deming was completed in 1910.
Carrizozo, New Mexico
Carrizozo is the seat of Lincoln County in southeastern New Mexico, it was established in 1899. The name comes from the Spanish word for reed grass.
The Women's Club in Carrizozo is built in the Pueblo Revival architectural style. The Club was built in 1939 and has been the heart of the community.
The surroundings of Carrizozo include the ghost towns of Ancjo, Nogal and White Oaks.
Address: Box 567, Carrizozo, NM 88301-0567, United States
Ancho is a ghost town located 21 miles north of Carrizozo in Lincoln County. The town was all but abandoned after the highway bypassed it in 1955 and the train canceled stops in 1959.
My House Of Old Things
My House Of Old Things is a private museum of antiques and historical artifacts in Ancho.
The ghost town of White Oaks is located in Lincoln County, seven miles northeast of Carrizozo on NM 349. Many old buildings are still standing from the 1890s and currently being restored.
Eight miles southeast of Carrizozo is Nogal, a tiny settlement once known as Dry Gulch.
Valley of Fires Recreation Area
Valley of Fires Recreation Area is west of Carrizozo in the Malpais badlands, the youngest lava flow in the continental United States.
Clovis, New Mexico
Columbus, New Mexico
The town of Columbus sits at an altitude of 4,050 feet, near the Mexican border. The town was nearly destroyed in 1916 during a raid by Pancho Villa, the last foreign invasion of the United States.
Pancho Villa State Park
Pancho Villa State Park commemorates the raid on Columbus by General Francisco "Pancho" Villa on March 9, 1916. There are ruins of an old fort and an exhibit hall containing a full-size replica airplane, historic artifacts, military weapons and an armored tank located outside the facility.
Official site: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/prd/PanchoVilla.htm
Address: Box 450, Columbus, NM 88029-0224, United States
Columbus Historical Society Museum
The Columbus Historical Society Museum has artifacts from the Pancho Villa raid and the towns railroad history.
Address: Box 562, Columbus, NM 88029-0562, United States
Hacienda del Sur Air Park
Hacienda del Sur Air Park is five miles north of Columbus, with a replica of the plane used by the First Aero Squad in retaliation against Pancho Villa.
Old Customs House
The Old Customs House in Columbus has artifacts and a film about Pancho Villa.
Clayton, New Mexico
Clayton is located at the base of Rabbit Ear Mountains. Fishing is a very popular activity with an annual trout fishing derby held in May.
Clayton Lake State Park
Clayton Lake State Park has trout, catfish and bass fishing in a 150-acre lake. There is also a short trail overlooking a series of nearly 500 dinosaur footprints dating back more than 100 million years.
Official site: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/prd/Clayton.htm
Address: 141 Clayton Lake Road, Clayton, NM 88437-9701, United States
Herzstein Memorial Museum
The Herzstein Memorial Museum is housed in the former Methodist Episcopal Church. Exhibits include many pieces of furniture and exquisite objects from around the world.
Official site: www.herzsteinmuseum.org
Address: Box 75, Clayton, NM 88415-0075, United States
Cimarron, New Mexico
Cimarron is in Colfax County in northeastern New Mexico, about 40 miles west of Raton on U.S. 64. Cimarron means "wild" or "untamed" which suited the town during the 1860s to 1880 - it was a magnet for every outlaw in the area. The town was revived in the early 1900s when the railroad and lumber industry arrived.Today Cimarron has numerous museums and historic buildings as well as the nearby Sangre de Cristo mountains where recreation opportunities abounds.
Philmont National Boy Scout Ranch
The Philmont National Boy Scout Ranch is a national camp owned by the Boy Scouts of America. Each year more than 18,000 scouts from around the world attend for training and adventure. Located southwest of Cimarron, the ranch covers 137,493 acres of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and calls itself the world's largest camping facility.
Official site: www.philmontscoutranch.org
Address: 17 Deer Run Road, Cimarron, NM 87714, United States
Cimarron Canyon State Park
Cimarron Canyon State Park is part of the 33,116-acre Colin Neblett Wildlife Area. Trout fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking and cross-country akirring are popular activities.
Official site: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/prd/CimarronCanyon.htm
Address: 29519 US Highway 64, Box 185, Eagle Nest, NM 87718-0185, United States
Old Aztec Mill Museum
The Old Aztec Mill Museum in Cimarron has a collection of artifacts and photographs from local history. The building was originally a working flour mill built in 1864.
Address: NM 21, Cimarron, NM 87714, United States
St James Hotel
The St James Hotel is a national historic landmark in Cimarron.
Address: Route 1, Box 2, Cimarron, NM 87714-0002, United States
Bernalillo, New Mexico
Coronado State Monument
Coronado State Monument in Bernalillo has the ruins of Kuaua Pueblo, where the Spanish explorer Coronado is thought to have spent the winter of 1540-41 looking for the Cities of Gold. It is adjacent to Coronado State Park on the Rio Grande. A restored kiva, sacred chambers normally off limits to non-Indians, is open for visitors.
Address: Box 95, Bernalillo, NM 87004-0095, United States
Coronado Campground (formerly Coronado State Park)
Coronado Campground in Bernalillo has views of the Sandia Mountains. The park has 210 acres on the Rio Grande.
Official site: www.townofbernalillo.org/depts/campground.htm
Address: 106 Kuaua Road, Bernalillo, NM 87004-0853, United States
Belen, New Mexico
The town of Belen is located in Valencia County on Interstate 25, south of Albuquerque.
Harvey House Museum
The Valencia County Historical Society Museum in Belen focuses on the period following the arrival of the Santa Fe Railroad in 1880. The museum is located in Harvey House, once part of a group of restaurants built by Fred Harvey. Displays include photographs and railroad artifacts.
Address: 104 North First Street, Box 166, Belen, NM 87002-4300, United States
Our Lady Of Refuge Chapel
The Our Lady Of Refuge Chapel in Belen has been restored to its Spanish mission architecture.
P and M Farm Museum
The P and M Farm Museum in Belen has artifacts from over 250 years of local history.
Address: 478 Jarales Road, Belen, NM 87002-9213, United States
Senator Willie M Chavez State Park
Senator Willie M Chavez State Park is a 110-acre site on the Rio Grande in Belen. Hiking and birdwatching are popular activities.
Address: East River Road, Belen, NM 87002, United States
Artesia, New Mexico
Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center
The Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center has a variety of exhibits on farming, ranching, mining, local art and history.
Address: 505 West Richardson Avenue, Artesia, NM 88210-2062, United States
Eddy County Fairgrounds
The Eddy County Fairgrounds in Artesia has numerous special events throughout the year.
Capulin Volcano National Monument, Capulin, New Mexico
Capulin Volcano is a cinder cone rising more than 1,200 feet above the surrounding plains. The volcano has been extinct for at least 59,000 years and is now home to an abundance of plant and animal life.
In Capulin Canyon is the remarkable Painted Cave, with a whole series of Indian wall paintings of different periods.
El Morro National Monument
Official site: www.nps.gov/elmo/
Address: Route 2, Box 43, Ramah, NM 87321-9603, United States
Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico
Founded in 1699, Laguna Pueblo has impressive views of the surrounding area, pottery and other traditional crafts are also available from pueblo members. The residents live in six major villages: Laguna (the major center), Paguate, Encinal, Mesita, Seama and Paraje. One of the world's richest uranium fields is located on the reservation.
San Jose de Laguna Mission
San Jose de Laguna Mission is part of Laguna Pueblo west of Albuquerque. It was established in 1706.
Address: Box 194, Laguna, NM 87026-0194, United States
Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico
Zuni Pueblo is located in northwest New Mexico near the Arizona border off Highway 53. The reservation covers 408,404 acres and most of the population live in the main village. The Zuni are one of the 19 pueblo tribes in New Mexico, known for their needlepoint and pottery. There is a mission church completed in 1680, the same year that the Zunis participated in the Pueblo Revolt against the Spanish.
A:shiwi A:wan Museum
The A:shiwi A:wan Museum at Zuni Pueblo has exhibits on the tribe, as well as family programs and evening events.
Address: 1222 State Route 53, Box 1009, Zuni, NM 87327-1009, United States
Grants, New Mexico
The town of Grants was founded in the 1870s, and named for the Angus, Lewis and John Grant - three brothers who were contracted to build the railroad through this area. Local attractions include El Malpais National Monument and the Cibola National Forest.
New Mexico Museum of Mining
New Mexico Museum of Mining in Grants has geology exhibits, Indian artifacts, and a tour into a simulated uranium mine.
Jal, New Mexico
Jal is a small town in the southeast corner of New Mexico, known as the Gateway to the Land of Enchantment. Jal began in the mid-1880's and is home to Jal Lake State Park, the centerpiece of a 10 acre recreational oasis in the middle of the desert.
Sandia Pueblo, New Mexico
Sandia Pueblo (50mi/80km Southwest of Santa Fe) shows the influence of the nearby city of Albuquerque.Dating back to the early 14th century, Sandia Pueblo became a settlement for Spanish explorers in 1617 when they founded the San Francisco Mission.
Alamo Navajo Indian Reservation
The Alamo Navajo Reservation is located in southwest New Mexico, 29 miles northwest of Magdalena. There are about 1,400 inhabitants on the reservation, which holds an annual Alamo Indian Day Celebration in October.
Capitan, New Mexico
Capitan is the burial site of the original Smokey Bear, located in Lincoln County. Originally called Gray after settler Seaborn T Gray, the town was renamed after the nearby mountain.
Fort Stanton was the site of the first U.S. Public Service hospital for seamen. The site has a 25 foot monument and a cemetery with 500 graves topped with white crosses.
Smokey Bear Historical State Park
Smokey Bear Historical State Park is located near Capitan in Lincoln County. Smokey Bear is buried in the park. Gardens representing New Mexico vegetation zones can be visited on the interpretive trails.
Official site: www.smokeybearpark.com
Address: 118 Smokey Bear Boulevard, Box 591, Capitan, NM 88316-0591, United States
Chama, New Mexico
Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad
Official site: www.cumbrestoltec.com
Address: 500 South Terrace Avenue, Box 789, Chama, NM 87520-0789, United States
Datil, New Mexico
The small town of Datil is located at the intersection of NM 12 and NM 60 in Catron County. The town is at an altitude of 7,500ft. Datil is the Spanish word for date.
Datil Well National Recreation Site
Visitors to Datil won't want to miss Datil Well. The well was the site of cattle watering on the historic driveway from Springerville to Magdalena.
Wildlife West Nature Park, Edgewood, New Mexico
Seven miles west of Moriarty is Wild Life West, a 122-acre interactive nature park. Plants, animals, and the culture of New Mexico are featured in a natural setting.
Eunice, New Mexico
Eunice is located in Lea County, in the southeast corner of New Mexico, and named for the daughter of founder JN Carson. The town is located 19 miles south of Hobbs.
Four Corners Monument
Golden, New Mexico
Golden is a small town 30 miles southwest on NM 14, just past Madrid. Many of the buildings were abandoned for a long time, but in recent years Golden has had a rebirth.
Los Lunas, New Mexico
Los Lunas is just off Interstate 25 in Valencia County, south of Albuquerque. Founded in in the 1700's by Spanish settlers, the town was named for the Luna family - one of the original settler families.
Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation
The Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation is located in southeastern New Mexico. It was established in 1873 and covers 460,661 acres of Otero County. Over 3,000 tribal members live on the reservation.
Address: Box 176, Mescalero, NM 88340-0176, United States
Mescalero National Fish Hatchery
The Mescalero National Fish Hatchery is responsible for the stocking of trout on the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation.
Address: 202 Trout Loop, Box 247, Mescalero, NM 88340-0247, United States
Red River, New Mexico
The small town of Red River is located in Taos County at an altitude of 8,750 feet, surrounded by the Carson National Forest. Hiking, skiing, and cycling are popular activities.
Reserve, New Mexico
The town of Reserve is located in the heart of Gila National Forest in southwestern New Mexico. It is the seat of Catron County, one of the largest and least populated counties in the country.
Three Rivers, New Mexico
The town of Three Rivers is located on Highway 54 in Otero County, north of Alamogordo. Once a railroad shipping point, the town is now a ranching and farming community.
Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Early Indian inhabitants left their signature art on the rocks of Three Rivers Petroglyphs, located 30 miles north of Alamogordo. There are more than 21,000 individual petroglyphs.
Amistad, New Mexico
Amistad is located in northeast New Mexico on Highway 402, north of Highway 420 in Union County.
Antelope Wells, New Mexico
At the south end of NM 81 near the Texas border in Hidalgo County is the ghost town of Antelope Wells.
Anthony, New Mexico
At the southern end of Interstate 25 in New Mexico is the town of Anthony, a short distance form the Texas border.
Bloomfield, New Mexico
Bloomfield is located in San Juan County, northwestern New Mexico. Biking and horseback riding are popular activities in and around Bloomfield.
Salmon Ruins and Heritage Park
Salmon Ruins and Heritage Park in Bloomfield features the remains of an 11th century settlement. The museum has exhibits on Anasazi, Navajo and Spanish culture.
Address: 6131 US Highway 64, Box 125, Bloomfield, NM 87413-0125, United States
Bluewater, New Mexico
The town of Bluewater is located on Interstate 40 in Cibola County, northwest of Grants.
Bluewater Lake State Park
Bluewater Lake State Park is located 25 miles west of Grants in northwest New Mexico. The 1,200 acre lake is stocked with trout and catfish, making it a popular fishing location. Birdwatchers are also attracted to the park to view the 68 species.
Official site: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/PRD/Bluewater.htm
Address: Highway 412, Box 3419, Prewitt, NM 87045, United States
Chimayo, New Mexico
Santuario de Chimayo
Address: Box 235, Chimayo, NM 87522-0235, United States
Conchas, New Mexico
The town of Conchas is named for the nearby river, dam and reservoir. It is located northwest of Tucumcari on Highway 104 in San Miguel County.
Conchas Lake State Park
Conchas Lake State Park features a 9,600-acre reservoir created by Conchas Dam. The reservoir allows for water sport activities including boating, fishing and water-skiing. The shoreline has secluded coves, canyons, and sandy beaches with ancient rock formations.
Official site: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/PRD/Conchas.htm
Address: Box 976i, Conchas Dam, NM 88416-0976, United States
Elizabethtown, New Mexico
Elizabethtown is in Colfax County in northeastern New Mexico. It was named for the daughter of John Moore, one of the town's first settlers.
The Elizabethtown Museum is run by a descendant of one of the original settlers. It features historical exhibits on the town's colorful past.
Espanola, New Mexico
Española is located in the Rio Grande Valley between the Jemez Mountains and Truchas Peaks.
Northern New Mexico College
Northern New Mexico College is a four year college which serves the northern New Mexico area. The main campus is in El Rito and this branch is located in Española.
Official site: www.nnmc.edu
Address: 921 Paseo de Onate, Espanola, NM 87532-2649, United States
Folsom, New Mexico
Folsom is located east of Raton. It is the location of the site where Folsom points, Stone Age artifacts from 9,000 BC, were found in 1926.
Guadalupita, New Mexico
The small town of Guadalupita is in Mora County, northeastern New Mexico. Nearby are two state parks that offer recreational opportunities.
Coyote Creek State Park
Coyote Creek State Park is in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains south of Mora. This 80 acre park has a picturesque stream with brown and rainbow trout, abundant wildflowers and 1.5 miles of hiking trails.
Official site: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/prd/CoyoteCreek.htm
Address: Highway 434, Box 477, Guadalupita, NM 87722-0477, United States
Morphy Lake State Park
Morphy Lake is a small, 15-acre fishing lake south of Mora in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Hatch, New Mexico
Hatch is located on Interstate 25, half way between Las Cruces and Truth or Consequences in Dona Ana County, New Mexico.
Jemez Springs, New Mexico
Fenton Lake State Park
Fenton Lake State Park has a 35-acre lake surrounded by 700 acres of parkland. The film "The Man Who Fell To Earth" was filmed here in the mid-1970s.
Official site: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/PRD/Fenton.htm
Address: 455 Fenton Lake Road, Jemez Springs, NM 87025-8106, United States
Jemez State Monument
Just above the village of Jemez Springs is Jemez State Monument, with the remains of the San Jose de Jemez Mission Church established in 1627.
Address: Box 143, Jemez Springs, NM 87025-0143, United States
Moriarty, New Mexico
Moriarty is a small town located 35 miles east of Albuquerque in central New Mexico on Interstate 40.
Moriarty City Park
Moriarty City Park provide an oasis in the high desert, three blocks south of Route 66 next to the Moriarty Community Center. There are facilities for tennis, baseball and picnicking.
Address: Box 96, Moriarty, NM 87035-0096, United States
Moriarty Historical Society Museum
The Moriarty Historical Society Museum, with artifacts from the frontier era, is housed in the town's first fire station.
Address: Box 1366, Moriarty, NM 87035-1366, United States
Mountainair, New Mexico
Mountainair is located on Highway 60 in Torrance County. It is home to Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument and the historic Salt Missions Trail.
Manzano State Park
Manzano Mountains State Park is in the foothills of the Manzano Mountains near Mountainair. The park covers 160 acres at an elevation of 7,600 feet.
Quemado, New Mexico
Quemado can be found at the crossroads of NM 60 and NM 36 in Catron County, New Mexico.
Ramah Navajo Indian Reservation
Over 2,000 Indians live in the 146,996-acre Ramah Navajo Reservation, located outside the main Navajo reservation in northwest New Mexico.
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Rio Rancho is located to the north of Albuquerque and features golf and shopping. It was formed in the 1960's and incorporated in 1980.
Corrales is a farming community on the edge of Albuquerque. Founded in 1712, the area has been occupied as early as 500 A.D.
Casa San Ysidro
Casa San Ysidro in Corrales is a restored Spanish hacienda from the early 18th century. It features a 19th century rancho, complete with a small family chapel, a central plazuela and an enclosed corral area.
The Corrales Bosque Gallery has fine arts and crafts by local artists.
Address: Mercado de Maya, 4685 Corrales Road, Box 2252, Corrales, NM 87048-2252, United States
Old San Ysidro Church
The cross-shaped Old San Ysidro Church in Corrales was built in the 1860s.
Roadforks, New Mexico
Roadforks is located southeast of Lordsburg. It is the site of the Steins Railroad Ghost Town.
Roy, New Mexico
The small town of Roy is located in Harding County at the intersections of NM 39 and 120. It was named for Frank Roy, who established the local post office.
Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico
East of Ruidoso in Lincoln County is the small town of Ruidoso Downs, with a population of 800.
Hubbard Museum of the American West
The Hubbard Museum of the American West was founded in 1992 by R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard. The museum was then presented to the city of Ruidoso Down in 2005. The museum pays tribute to the horse and its impact on human development, with a collection of equestrian paraphernalia from around the world. The collection includes spurs, bits, bridles and saddles.
Official site: www.hubbardmuseum.org
Address: 841 Highway 70 West, Box 40, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346-0040, United States
Ruidoso Downs Race Horse Hall Of Fame
The Ruidoso Downs Race Horse Hall of Fame at the Museum Of The Horse has a growing collection of horse racing memorabilia.
San Marcial, New Mexico
San Ysidro, New Mexico
The Jemez Mountain Trail begins in San Ysidro, a small village in north central New Mexico. There is a restored Spanish adobe church.
Santa Teresa, New Mexico
Santa Teresa is a small town located on the Mexican border at Cuidad Juarez and at El Paso, TX. It is home to a border crossing station.
War Eagles Air Museum
The War Eagles Air Museum specializes in restoring historic aircraft of the World War II and the Korean Conflict eras. Throughout the displays tribute is paid to military aviation, reminding visitors of the significant role these airplanes, their pilots and support crews played in securing freedom.
Official site: www.war-eagles-air-museum.com
Address: Box 1225, Santa Teresa, NM 88008-1225, United States
Tatum, New Mexico
North of Lovington in southeastern New Mexico is the town of Tatum, with a population of 768.
Timberon, New Mexico
The town of Timberon is 32 miles south of Cloudcroft next to the Lincoln National Forest, with 300 residents.
Tularosa, New Mexico
Tularosa ("town of roses") is a small town north of Alamogordo on Highway 54 in Otero County, with a population of 2,615.
St Francis de Paula Catholic Church
The 19th-century St Francis de Paula Catholic Church in Tularosa is still in use today.
Tularosa Village Museum
The Tularosa Village Museum has exhibits on pioneering and the history of the area.
Address: 608 Central Avenue, Tularosa, NM 88352-2018, United States
Villanueva, New Mexico
Villanueva is a Spanish-colonial village located on the Pecos River, southwest of Las Vegas in San Miguel County.
Villanueva State Park
Along the Pecos River in a red sandstone canyon is Villanueva State Park, with scenic views, good hiking and some prehistoric Indian ruins.
Official site: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/prd/Villanueva.htm
Address: Box 40, Villanueva, NM 87583-0040, United States
Yeso, New Mexico
The virtual ghost town of Yeso is located on U.S. 60, 20 miles west of Fort Sumner. Only a few buildings are still in use.
Cedar Crest, New Mexico
Cedar Crest is east of Albuquerque in Bernalillo County.
Old Highway 14 between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, better known as the Turquoise Trail, features beautiful scenery and restored ghost towns.
Official site: www.turquoisetrail.org
Address: Box 303, Cedar Crest, NM 87047, United States
Cleveland, New Mexico
The town of Cleveland is located off NM 518 in northeastern New Mexico.
Cleveland Roller Mill Museum
The Cleveland Roller Mill Museum has exhibits on the history of flour and corn milling, including photos dating from 1850.
Address: NM 518, Box 287, Cleveland, NM 87715-0287, United States
Cuba, New Mexico
The town of Cuba is located in Sandoval County, north central New Mexico.
Des Moines, New Mexico
Des Moines is located in Union County in northeastern New Mexico.
Estancia, New Mexico
The town of Estancia is located in Torrance County on Highway 41.
Fence Lake, New Mexico
Fence Lake is a small town in Cibola County on Highway 36.
Glenwood, New Mexico
Glenwood is a village of 300 people located on U.S. 180 in Catron County.
Grenville, New Mexico
Grenville is a small town in Union County, northeastern New Mexico.
Logan, New Mexico
Logan is a small town in Quay County, northeastern New Mexico.
Ute Lake State Park
Located three miles west of Logan is Ute Lake State Park, an 8,200 acre reservoir on the Canadian River. Ute Lake is one of the longest in the state, with a marina and a variety of water sport opportunities.
Official site: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/PRD/UteLake.htm
Address: 1800 540 Loop, Box 52, Logan, NM 88426-0052, United States
Maxwell, New Mexico
The small town of Maxwell is located in Colfax County in northeastern New Mexico.
Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge
The Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge is a nesting and feeding area for migratory birds. It was established in 1966 and covers 3,700 acres.
Address: Box 276, Maxwell, NM 87728-0276, United States
Melrose, New Mexico
Melrose is a small town in Curry County, west of Clovis.
Ocate, New Mexico
The small town of Ocate is located in Mora County, northeastern New Mexico.
Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico
Ranchos de Taos is located to the southwest of Taos.
San Francisco de Asis Church
San Mateo, New Mexico
San Mateo is a small town in Cibola County, northwestern New Mexico.
San Rafael, New Mexico
San Rafael is a small town south of Grants on Highway 53 in Cibola County.
Springer, New Mexico
Springer is south of Raton on Interstate 25 in Colfax County.
Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society
The Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society focuses on the history of the Springer area.
Address: Box 323, Springer, NM 87747-0323, United States
Texico, New Mexico
Texico is located 10 miles east of Clovis on the Texas border.
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