Plan an adventurous Spring Break  

Make some incredible memories this Spring Break with these ideas for getting out and about in New Mexico! The state offers something for everyone, so pick one — or a few! — and take a #NewMexicoTrue break. Whatever adventure you decide to embark upon during your spring sabbatical will open your eyes to authentic experiences you won’t forget.  

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Taos Ski Valley Virtual Tour

Where the Rockies Begin 

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.  

Clayton Lake State Park & Dinosaur Trackways


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.  

Alamogordo Virtual Tour

Play in the Sand

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.   

A man and child observe flow stone formations in Carlsbad Caverns

Go Underground 

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a geological marvel and a perfect way to spend a day with family and friends. Whether you experience the Caverns at your own pace on a self-guided hike or join a ranger on a guided tour, these magnificent caverns are an unforgettable experience.  

Acoma Virtual Tour

Learn About Native American Culture 

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.  

Aerial view of the Rio Grande Gorge in northern New Mexico

Closer to Wild 

Embark into New Mexico’s scenic wilderness with a furry friend on a llama-trekking adventure. Designed for any fitness level, these excursions provide guided explorations of the wild areas of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Rio Grande Gorge near Taos.  

Green Chile Cheeseburger

Tasty Travels 

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. 

Cosmic Campground


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.  

Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch, people on horseback

Feel at Home on the Range 

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. 

Lake Valley Backcountry Byway

Hit the Road 

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.