"First of all, the state is too..." New Mexico Things to Do Tip by suzyqNM

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First of all, the state is too large and diverse to advise on everything, so I'll desribe southern New Mexico.

The outdoors are the best quality of New Mexico. It's nickname is the Land of Enchantment and it fits. In southern New Mexico, be sure to visit Carlsbad Caverns, City of Rocks, Elephant Butte, and Gila Cliff Dwellings. All have excellent views and manageable trails/facilities.

For shoppping, check out historic Mesilla outside Las Cruces. It's a bit touristy, but the buys are good and you'll manage to get a feel for the area.

There's also hot air ballooning, horseback riding, hiking, and camping in the area.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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