The Land of Enchantment – New Mexico. If you are looking for the blood red sky from the Sangre de Cristo (“Blood of Christ”) mountains in northern New Mexico or the Santa Fe Opera or the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta then read on.
The Southwestern art capital of the United States. You’ll find world class art, opera, and beautiful outdoor scenery in Santa Fe.
If you are looking for a unique family vacation or a romantic getaway to New Mexico, then consider staying at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, La Posada de Santa Fe, Inn of the Anasazi, or the Eldorado Hotel And Spa.
Adobe home style entrance.
The adobe architecture of the Southwest is present at the Cathedral Basilica Of Saint Francis.
San Miguel Mission built sometime in the early 1600s is claimed to be the oldest church in the United States.
Taos has always been an artist colony with the likes of R.C. Gorman, Ernest Blumenschein, Mabel Doge Luhan, D.H. Lawrence, and Nicolai Fechin.
The famous San Francisco de Asis Mission on the south end of Taos in Ranchos de Taos.
Taos Pueblo is considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States for over a 1,000 years.
The Rio Grande Gorge bridge north of Taos is 564 feet above the river.
World class skiing – steep and deep – with abundant sunshine and light dry snow at Taos Ski Valley.
Located in San Juan country New Mexico.
Bandelier National Monument
Bandelier National Monument has petroglyphs and cave dwellings dating back thousands of years.
You can hike in this area from Aguirre Springs, Dripping Springs Natural area, or the Soledad Canyon area.
Not a place in New Mexico, but an interesting route also known as the Will Rogers Highway that traverses east/west through the center of New Mexico. Built back in 1926 before the present day interstate system was a famous route for those migrating west, especially during the Great Depression era.
This Catholic Church is a National Historic Landmark and is considered one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage centers in the United States. Every year, approximately 30,000 people make the trek to Santuario de Chimayó during Holy week. Some people walk as far as 90 miles from Albuquerque.
Located in the northwest area of New Mexico, Chaco Canyon is a National Historical Park that are considered sacred to the Hopi and Pueblo people.
Jemez Historic Site
Historic site in Sandoval county consists of 14th century ruins of Gisewa pueblo and the 17th century San José de los Jemez Mission Church.
Located in southeastern New Mexico in the Guadalupe Mountians about 18 miles from Carlsbad, New Mexico. The Big Room is a natural limestone chamber that is the fifth largest in the United States.
White Sands National Monument is located in western Otero County and northeastern Doña Ana County southwest of Alamogordo and covers over 143,733 acres.
Salinas Pueblo Missions
Located near the center of New Mexico, in Torrance and Socorro counties. This was once a thriving Native American trade communities of Tiwa and Tompiro language-speaking Puebloans.