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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.
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.