Closer To Wild

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 in the nation.
  • The state is home to five national forests, 15 national parks and monuments, 34 state parks, and 26 wilderness areas.
  • Wheeler Peak, near Taos, is New Mexico’s highest peak 13,161 feet, and 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.
  • New Mexico has 8 ski resorts, covering both the north and the south of the state.

Skiing & Winter Activities