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National Parks and Monuments

Aztec Ruins National Monument
Bandelier National Monument
Capulin Volcano N. M.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Chaco Culture National Historic Park
El Malpais National Monument
El Morro National Monument
Fort Union National Monument
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks
Pecos National Historic Park
Petroglyph National Monument

Prehistoric Trackways National Monument

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

White Sands National Monument

New Mexico State And Regional Parks

City of Rocks State Park
Coronado State Monument
El Camino Heritage Center
Hyde Memorial State Park
Jemez State Monument
Leasburg Dam State Park
Living Desert Zoo and
Gardens State Park

Rio Grande Gorge State Park
Kit Carson State Park
Caballo Lake State Park
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
Oliver Lee State Park
Rockhound State Park
Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Recreation & Wilderness Areas

Aguirre Springs Recreation Area
Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Carson National Forest
Cibola National Forest
Cooke’s Peak
Dripping Springs
Gila National Forest
Grulla National Wildlife Refuge
Lake Roberts
Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge
Lincoln National Forest
Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge
Organ Mountains
Pecos Wilderness Area

Potrillo Volcanic Field
San Andres National
Wildlife Refuge
San Pedro Wilderness Area
Santa Cruz Lake
National Recreation Area
Santa Fe National Forest
Sevilleta National
Wildlife Refuge
Three Rivers
Petroglyph Site
Valley of Fire
Recreation Area
Whitewater Canyon

Cities & Towns

Alamogordo, New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Artesia, New Mexico
Bloomfield, New Mexico
Carlsbad, New Mexico
Carrizozo, New Mexico
Clovis, New Mexico
Deming, New Mexico
Farmington, New Mexico
Fort Sumner, New Mexico
Gallup, New Mexico
Grants, New Mexico
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Las Vegas, New Mexico
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Pinos Altos, New Mexico
Portales, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Rosa, NM
Shiprock, New Mexico
Silver City, New Mexico
- Silver City's Three Attractions
Socorro, New Mexico
Taos, New Mexico
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Tucumcari, New Mexico
Tularosa, New Mexico
Vaughn, New Mexico

Historic Locations & Points of Interest

Acoma, The Sky City
Aden Crater (Discoveryof Shasta Ground Sloth)
Alameda Park Zoo (Alamogordo)
Bradbury Science Museum (north central)
Bisti Badlands
Canyon Road Sante Fe
Cooke’s Peak
Dripping Springs
Cochiti Pueblo: (north central)
Four Corners Area: Navajo Rock Art & Pueblitos
Ghosts of Old Mesilla, NM
Grand Circle
Interstate 10
International Space Museum & Planetarium (Alamogordo)
Jemez Pueblo (north central)
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park

Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation (central)
Missile Park (White Sands Missile Range)

National Atomic Museum
New Mexico's Highway 152

New Mexico's Space Triangle
Navajo Indian Reservation (northwest)
Salinas Basin
San Felipe Pueblo (north central)
Santa Clara Pueblo (north central)
Santa Domingo Pueblo (north central)
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Toy Train Depot (Alamogordo)
Trail of Turquoise
Exploring the Tularosa
The Original Ground Zero
Zia Pueblo (north central)
Zuni Indian Reservation (northwest)


New Mexico Facts

Capital: Santa Fe
Land Area: 121,356 sq. miles
Population: 1,874,614
Counties: 33
Highest Point:
Wheeler Peak at 13,161 feet,
Lowest Point:
Red Bluff Reservoir at 2,842 feet

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
The park's most famous cave, Carlsbad Cavern, is over 1,000 feet deep and currently contains 30 miles of mapped passages. The Big Room of Carlsbad Cavern is the largest underground chamber in the United States. View formations of stalagmites, stalactites, and columns in this video. You will also see the evening flight of Mexican free-tailed bats from the entrance of the Cavern.

Glen Canyon Dam - Lake Powell Held behind the Bureau of Reclamation's Glen Canyon Dam, waters of the Colorado River and tributaries are backed up almost 186 miles, forming Lake Powell. The dam was completed in 1963. Take a look at this tremendous feat of engineering - the Glen Canyon Dam.

Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Canyon de Chelly NM offers the opportunity to learn about Southwestern Indian history from the earliest Anasazi to the Navajo Indians who live and farm here today. Its primary attractions are ruins of Indian villages built between 350 and 1300 AD at the base of sheer red cliffs and in canyon wall caves

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