New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment.  Deserts, alpine mountains, canyons, grasslands, history, scenery, dry climate, clean skies and water, and a low population density.  Not much else to ask for.


Carson National Forest

1.5 Million acres of public land in the mountains of Northern New Mexico.

La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site

Hundreds of petroglyphs are located at this undeveloped B.L.M. area on the south side of Santa Fe.

El Malpais National Conservation Area

263,000 acres of BLM land, mostly undeveloped and rugged including two designated wilderness areas.

El Malpais National Monument

114,000 acres of rugged boot-eating lava flow near Grants, New Mexico.  Managed by the National Park Service.

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

Volcanic peaks, the Rio Grande Gorge, and historic sites have been preserved and protected by the creation of one of the country's newest national monuments.

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

Over 21,000 prehistoric rock art images are located at this B.L.M. area near Tularosa.

Raton, New Mexico

At the boundary between the Great Plains and Rock Mountains, Raton is home to dozens of extinct and dormant volcanoes, sedimentary layers containing coal beds and dinosaur footprints, evidence of the first humans in North America, the Santa Fe Trail, and much more.


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