Las Cruces, New Mexico

Photo: Joseph, Las Cruces 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. The city’s major …

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Photo: Chaco Canyon National Historical Park, Aerial View Located in northwestern New Mexico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park became part of the US national park system (as a national monument) in 1907 and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1987. Elevation: 6,200 feet (1,890 meters) Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/KnSwQWKMYFr7Radx6 The Chaco Culture National Historic …

Gallup = Naʼnízhoozhí

Photo: Ernest John Mural 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 Byway, one of …

Monsoon

Photo: Henderson Skies July is the start of monsoon season in the Southwest USA – Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah. The season runs through September as the Mohave Desert gets the occasional giant splattering of rain. Microbursts are common. Questions For those experienced in such matters, what are the do’s and don’ts? How are …

Acoma Sky City

Photo: Ceramics for sale The oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States is Acoma Sky City, home to the Pueblo of Acoma. Residents provide tours of the settlement on the 367-foot tall mesa, about 20 miles south of Interstate 40 and half-way between Albuquerque and Gallup. The Sky City Cultural Center and Haak’u Museum …

New Mexico Rail Runner

Photo: MrTinDC New Mexico Rail Runner Express is a commuter rail system serving the metropolitan areas of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is administered by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Rio Metro Regional Transit District (Rio Metro). It now does about 2,200 one-way passenger trips per day. Phase I …

New Mexico Links

New Mexico flag What would locals like visitors know about New Mexico? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random format: HeadlinesNew 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 the Rio Grande GorgePresidential Proclamation — Río Grande del …

New Mexico

Photo: Genevieve Rudnicki, BLM New Mexico, Alamo Mountain Area of Critical Environmental Concern 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

Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument

Photo: Justina Thorsen, Snow-covered Organ Mountains 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 of trail within …

Albuquerque = Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil

Photo: John Fowler, Watermelon Mountain Albuquerque (Diné: Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil) is New Mexico’s most populous city and is located at the base of the Sandia Mountains along the banks of the Rio Grande. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/mhnCSo85MuvxVMGa8 Favorite PlacesFrontier Restaurant, an Albuquerque tradition located across from the University of New Mexico, serving great breakfasts, burritos, burgers, roasted green …