"New Mexico, Earth, But Out of this World" Top 5 Page for this destination New Mexico by AlbuqRay
New Mexico Travel Guide: 4,211 reviews and 10,335 photos
New Mexico, Earth is an especially nice place to live and/or visit. There are many interesting things to do and see but you must be willing to drive long distances. My general tips include suggested itineraries from forum replies. See also my Albuquerque tips and travelogues for western and southern New Mexico, as well as trips from Albuquerque to Arizona, Colorado and Nevada. Although one might consider all of New Mexico "off-the-beaten-path," I have included some of my favorite places in those tips.
These mountains to the east of Albuquerque are named "sandia" after the watermelon color they show at sunset. This is the west side (facing Albuquerque). The east side has evergreen forests. Much of New Mexico is like this, i.e., when you gain a little altitude, you get cooler weather and trees.
Most people hear about New Mexico via Santa Fe or the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. However, Roswell is also famous in its own way. See my off the beaten path tips below for more details about Roswell.
- Pros:Many natural wonders and historical sites
- Cons:Big state - it's a long way between things
- In a nutshell:The blending of three cultures in people, landscape and history are enchanting
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