The Best Places to Visit in New Mexico, USA
The Best Places to Visit in New Mexico, USA
New Mexico is a constituent state of the United States of America. It became the 47th state of the union in 1912. New Mexico ranks fifth among the 50 United State states in terms of total area and is bounded by Colorado to the north, Oklahoma and Texas to the east.
New Mexico has some of the flattest land as well as some of the most rugged mountains in the country and it was described as The Land of Enchantment. The highest mountain peaks, Wheeler Peak and Truchas Peak are in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the north-central part of the state. The Rocky Mountains extend into the north-central part of the state.
5.Chaco Canion National Historic Park
6.White Sands National Monument
7.Bandelier National Monument
8.Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
9.Gila Cliff Dwellings
10.Very Large Array
New Mexico 13 ~ Jemez Historic Site, Red Rock Church and Pueblo Ruins
We visit Jemez Historic Site situated among the amazing red mesas and canyons, with a huge red-rock San Jose de Los Jemez church built by hand and the ruins of a 500 year old Indian village. It’s amazing to think these people lived here in this mysterious, beautiful land. And in fact the modern-day Jemez people currently still live nearby in the Jemez (Walatowa) Pueblo.
Then we head to Albuquerque and get some intersting food along the way!
Join us next time as we start heading further south towards the Manzano Mountains, which also have an amazing but different desert look. Thank you so much for hiking with us!
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New Mexico 3 ~ Campground at Bandelier Nat’l Monument, Bunnies!
Join us on the third day of our trip to New Mexico where we set up camp in Juniper Campground at Bandelier National Monument, watch playful bunnies (rabbits), and plan to head down into the canyon on the Frey trail.
More New Mexico trip coming soon as we hike along the mesa top, down the edge of the cliff and into the canyon to see the ancestral Pueblo ruins and cliff dwellings. Thank you so much for coming on our adventure with us!
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Travel Guide New Mexico tm, Jemez State Monument Mountain Trail
The Jemez Mountain Trail twists through time and terrain, contrasting vermilion desert cliffs and snowy alpine peaks, 13 th century stone dwellings and the birth of the Atomic Age in nearly the same breath. Travelers may fish canyon waters at dawn, don snowshoes for a woodland trek, explore ancient Pueblo ruins and view elk crossing an immense volcanic caldera all in the same day.
10 Best Places to Visit in New Mexico
10 Best Places to Visit in New Mexico: Albuquerque, Bandelier National Monument, Carlsbad Caverns, Chaco Canyon, Cumbres-Toltec Scenic Railway, Gila Cliff Dwellings, Very Large Array, Santa Fe, Taos, White Sands National Monument
NM True TV-Treasure - Valles Caldera
This massive ancient volcano caldera offers modern day visitors a different kind of blast than the powers that formed it. The Valles Caldera National Preserve is more than 13 miles in diameter, and with the exception of a few dirt access roads and trails it is virtually untouched wilderness. Hiking, biking, fishing and horseback adventures are just a few of the recreational opportunities inside this spectacular volcanic creation.
NM True TV Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks
This national monument offers a relatively easy hike to a surprisingly stunning overlook. The tent rocks are cones of volcanic material worn into their unusual shapes over eons. And the trip to the top includes a slot canyon and multiple stops you will have to make to pull out your camera. #NewMexicoTRUE
A Walk Around The Pueblo de Taos, New Mexico
Taos Pueblo (or Pueblo de Taos) is an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos-speaking Native American tribe of Puebloan people. It lies about 1 mile north of the modern city of Taos, New Mexico. The pueblos are considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States. This has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Taos Pueblo is a member of the Eight Northern Pueblos, whose people speak two variants of the Tanoan language. The Taos community is known for being one of the most private, secretive, and conservative pueblos. Natives will almost never speak of their religious customs to outsiders, and because their language has never been written down, much of the culture remains unknown to the rest of the world. A reservation of 95,000 acres (38,000 ha) is attached to the pueblo, and about 4,500 people live in this area.
Hiking to the Longmire Cabin at Valles Caldera
The title should probably be Strolling to the Longmire Cabin at the Valles Caldera. We took a long time to get where we were going and then back to the ranger station. I don't think it takes the average person that long to hike this 2 mile, mostly flat ground walk. It took us a while since I had to stop every little while to take a picture. We did have a great time exploring the area though. We have lived in the area for 25 years and have never been to the Valles Caldera before. We will return! When traveling with your pets, please note, no dogs are allowed outside of your vehicle and dogs can not be left unattended. Not that you would want to leave a dog in your car.
The Valles Caldera was formed about 1.25 million years ago. It is still considered to be an active volcano. There are several hot springs in the area to show that there is something brewing underground.
You will find the Valles Caldera on highway 4 between Jemez Springs and Los Alamos, New Mexico. It is also really close to Bandelier National Monument which is another great place to visit.
Back country driving is limited in the Valles Caldera. If you plan on taking a back country road trip in the Valles Caldera you will need to come during summer months and even then only 35 vehicles are allowed per day.
There are so many things to do in this area, you could easily plan on spending a few days at the very least. There is camping available at several state and national parks in the area as well as lodging in Jemez Springs, New Mexico and Los Alamos. If you are hungry there are a couple of great places to eat in Jemez Springs. You can check out my videos of the Stage Stop Cafe, the Gilman Tunnels, Battleship Rock and coming soon Bandelier National Monument on my YouTube Channel. Please be sure to subscribe to my channel to catch even more videos of things to do in the area and elsewhere. Thank you for watching, I appreciate your views.
NM True TV - The Springs - Jemez
There’s a pretty good hint in the name Jemez Springs that the area is replete with hot water boiling up from beneath the earth. Turns out this gorgeous mountain range sits atop what was once a supervolcano. Michael and the True TV crew draw the tough assignment to test the wide variety of hot springs available and, in a very relaxed state, share their soothing adventures with us.