Mountains sprinkle the state and offer opportunities for plenty of outdoor adventures. In addition to downhill and cross-country skiing at our eight ski areas, there are additional mountain activities to choose from, including zip lines, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and camping.
New Mexico’s state parks have great opportunities for fun on the water! New Mexico has 20 boating lakes within its state parks, including Elephant Butte Lake State Park: home to the state’s largest body of water. Our state parks also afford the opportunity to cast a line with lake fishing — check out Caballo Lake, Clayton Lake, and Heron Lake.
Can’t make it to the beach this spring break? Bask in the sun and sand at White Sands National Park. Pack up the car and get ready for a fun-filled day sledding down the dunes, lounging, hiking, and picnicking. White Sands is also a prime place for picture-taking and is one of the most Instagrammed spots in New Mexico.
For an incredible cultural experience, take time to learn about the 23 Pueblos, Tribes, and Nations of New Mexico. Spend an afternoon at Albuquerque’s Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, try your hand at cooking and baking at Ohkay Owingeh’s Feasting Place, or visit one of New Mexico’s Native American communities.
No adventure in New Mexico is complete until you’ve experienced our cuisine! A blend of flavors from Spanish and Native American cultures, New Mexican cuisine is truly unique. Food-loving travelers can treat their tastebuds to one-of-a-kind dining experiences, discover our culinary treasures, and more.
New Mexico’s night skies are truly magnificent. Stake out at the Cosmic Campground in southwestern New Mexico for a special night under the stars as this site has one of the darkest natural skies on earth. Head to some of New Mexico’s incredible dark sky sites for an unforgettable night under the stars.
Immerse yourself in the spirit of the Old West! For generations, dude ranches across New Mexico have been providing adventurous travelers rustic, Western experiences that can’t be found anywhere else. Whether you’re looking to relax surrounded by beautiful scenery with a lot of time for rest or interested in getting down and dirty on a working cattle ranch, there’s a perfect experience for everyone.
Pack up the car and get ready for an epic road trip! New Mexico is home to an incredible assortment of byways, routes, and trails sure to thrill venturesome travelers of all kinds. Bask in the nostalgic vibes of Route 66, travel through the state’s most enchanting landscapes, stumble upon epic Ghost Towns, and more.