New Mexico Regions
Experience Native American Culture
Northwest New Mexico holds a wealth of Native American culture. Walk in the footsteps of the Ancestral Puebloans who lived in Chaco Canyon, now a National Historic Park featuring dramatic rock formations. Explore the Navajo Nation, as well as the Zuni, Acoma, and Laguna Pueblos, and the Jicarilla Apache Nation.
Aztec | Farmington | Gallup | Grants / Milan | Navajo Dam | Navajo Nation (Dineh) | Zuni Pueblo
NORTH CENTRAL REGION
Northern Mountains & the Rio Grande Gorge
North to adventure and Central to everything—Bring your energy and enthusiasm to enjoy endless recreational activities, art, history, and great cuisine. This is the landscape that inspired Georgia O'Keeffe's startlingly colorful and original paintings.
Abiquiu | Angel Fire | Cerrillos | Chama | Eagle Nest | Española | Los Alamos | Nambé Pueblo | Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo | Ojo Caliente | Picuris Pueblo | Pojoaque Pueblo | Questa | Red River | San Ildefonso Pueblo | Santa Clara Pueblo | Santa Fe | Taos | Taos Pueblo | Taos Ski Valley | Tesuque Pueblo | Tierra Amarilla | Truchas
Where the Rockies Meet the Plains
Northeast New Mexico is "where the plains meet the mountains." Visit Capulín Volcano National Monument, an extinct volcanic cone (inactive now for 10,000 years) and you can say you saw the plains of Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas. Still visible are the deep wagon-wheel ruts left by those frontiering souls traveling the 175-mile Santa Fe Trail from Missouri to our capital city.
Heart of New Mexico
New Mexico's Central Region is the "Heart of New Mexico." In almost the geographic middle of the state sits Albuquerque, our largest city and only metropolitan area. Here you can find the Kodak International Balloon Fiesta®, Sandia Peak Ski Area and North America's Longest Tramway, the ABQ BioPark, numerous museums, art galleries, performance halls, vineyards and historic Route 66.
Albuquerque | Acoma Pueblo (Sky City) | Cedar Crest | Cochiti Pueblo | Corrales | Isleta Pueblo | Jemez Pueblo | Jemez Springs | Laguna Pueblo | Los Lunas | Los Ranchos de Albuquerque | Madrid | Mountainair | Rio Rancho | Sandia Pueblo | San Felipe Pueblo | Santa Ana Pueblo | Santo Domingo Pueblo | Tijeras | Zia Pueblo
The Headwaters of the Gila & the Rio Grande Valley
The southwest Region is Old West Country, home to many old tales told to this day. Billy the Kid was a kid for a spell in Silver City and the 13th century Mogollón Indians carved cliffside dwellings into the rock of the Gila Mountains (now called Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument); those same mountains later claimed the lives of many legendary frontier men and in 1924, were designated as the first wilderness area in the country.
Bernardo | Chloride | Columbus | Cuchillo | Datil | Deming | Elephant Butte | Gila / Cliff | Glenwood | Hatch | Hillsboro | Hurley | Kingston | Las Cruces | La Union | Lordsburg | Magdalena | Mesilla | Mogollon | Monticello | Pie Town | Quemado | Radium Springs / Fort Selden | Reserve | Rodeo | San Acacia | San Antonio | Silver City | Socorro | Sunland Park | Truth or Consequences | Williamsburg | Winston
Billy the Kid & Extraterrestrials
The southeast Region of New Mexico is made up of blue skies and wide-open spaces. Holloman Air Force Base and White Sands National Monument, Fort Sumner, Ruidoso, and Carlsbad Caverns are all here in the southeast part of the state.
Alamogordo | Carlsbad | Cloudcroft | Clovis | Fort Sumner | Mescalero Apache Tribe | Roswell | Ruidoso