Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

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Whether you crave a week of camping in a backcountry wilderness area, a day of singletrack mountain biking, a weekend rafting trip, hitting the links for a round of 18, or discovering where the Rockies begin, the Land of Enchantment has you covered. Adventurers and explorers, welcome to the Southwest’s best outdoor recreation.

AT A GLANCE:
  • New Mexico is the fifth largest state by land mass and 37th in population.

  • The state is home to five national forests, 17 national parks and monuments, 35 state parks (20 of which have lakes), and 25 wilderness areas.

  • Wheeler Peak, near Taos, is New Mexico’s highest peak 13,161 feet.

  • Elephant Butte Lake State Park, near Truth or Consequences, is home to the state’s largest lake.

  • The Rio Grande, which ribbons through the state from north to south, is the fourth longest river in the U.S.

  • With over 300 days of sunshine, any season is golf season in the Land of Enchantment.

  • New Mexico's ski resorts are exceptionally family friendly, with affordable skiing and lodging packages to suit any budget.