White Sands National Park

Photo: NPS, Cartwheels (Public domain) Transitioning from a national monument to a national park, White Sands National Park protects the largest gypsum dune field in the world. Park managers and friends of the park work toward public access and maintenance of the solitude and silence of the dunes. Located in southern New Mexico, the park …

New Mexico

Photo: Genevieve Rudnicki, BLM New Mexico, Alamo Mountain Area of Critical Environmental Concern (Some rights reserved) New Mexico is bordered by Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Colorado and the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sonora. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/q4o3N4dJcTzx5P5u9 Embedded Tweets Tours Parks Features Cities Other Places Planeta.com

New Mexico Links

New Mexico flag What would locals like others know about New Mexico? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random format: HeadlinesHuman footprints thought to be oldest in North America discoveredNew Mexico announces more ‘record-breaking’ tourism (2016)New Mexico’s Newest MonumentUnlocking the Mystery of the Chile Pepper on a Burrito Tour of New MexicoNative American Petroglyphs in …

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Photo: Joseph, Las Cruces (Some rights reserved) Las Cruces is the geographic center of the Mesilla Valley, the agricultural region on the floodplain of the Rio Grande which extends from Hatch to the west side of El Paso, Texas. Las Cruces is the home of New Mexico State University (NMSU), New Mexico’s only land-grant university. …

Albuquerque = Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil

Photo: John Fowler, Watermelon Mountain (Some rights reserved) Albuquerque (Diné: Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil) is the most populous city in New Mexico and is located at the base of the Sandia Mountains along the banks of the Rio Grande River. It is 64 miles (100 kilometers) south of state capital Santa Fe. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/mhnCSo85MuvxVMGa8 Favorite PlacesFrontier Restaurant, …

Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

Photo: Ron Mader, Gallup (Some rights reserved) Gallup, New Mexico – Created in 1921, the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial is the longest-running, Native American Art Show in the country. The event features parades, dances, demonstrations, native foods, rodeos, pow-wow, song and dance, pageants, and folk art. Gallup (Navajo: Naʼnízhoozhí) is the most populous city between …

Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument

Photo: Justina Thorsen, Snow-covered Organ Mountains (Some rights reserved) Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument (New Mexico) is home to diverse recreation opportunities including excellent hiking trails. Hikers can enjoy expansive mountain views, unique geologic features, rock art, seasonal springs, Chihuahuan Desert flora and fauna, wildlife, historic sites and much more on the many miles …

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Photo: Kent Kanouse, Downtown (Some rights reserved) Established in 1610, Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico and the oldest capital city in the USA. Indigenous names: Tewa: Oghá P’o’oge; Northern Tiwa: Hulp’ó’ona; Navajo: Yootó Google Maps Nearby Features Planeta.com

Gallup = Naʼnízhoozhí

Photo: Ernest John Mural (Some rights reserved) Gallup was founded in 1881 as a railhead for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, and named after David Gallup, a paymaster for the railroad. Among the reasons to visit: this is a prominent spot on Route 66. Slow adventurers, the city is on the Trails of the Ancients …