Attractions

Top Choice National Park in Northwestern New Mexico

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

A 9-mile drive loops through ‘downtown Chaco,’ passing six major sites on the way, with further opportunities to hike to more remote ruins and petroglyphs. You could spend as little as half a day here, though overni…
Top Choice National Park in Southeastern New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

While a cave might not sound quite as sexy as redwoods, geysers or the Grand Canyon, there’s no question that this one measures up on the National Parks’ jaw-droppingly ginormous scale: to simply reach the main cham…
Top Choice National Park in Southeastern New Mexico

White Sands National Monument

Undulating through the Tularosa Basin like something out of a dream, these ethereal dunes are a highlight of any trip to New Mexico, and a must on every landscape photographer's itinerary. Try to time a visit to Whi…
Top Choice National Park in Las Cruces

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

New Mexico's newest national monument consists of several separate components, totaling almost 500,000 acres and all lying within a 50-mile radius of Las Cruces. While much of it is not developed for visitors, the O…
Top Choice National Park in Santa Fe Region

Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier's 1.2-mile Main Loop Trail offers an excellent introduction to the main ruins and history of the park. The trail first passes Big Kiva and the Tyuonyi ruins, the original 14th-century Pueblo on the canyon …
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Gila National Forest

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

A relatively small site, these remarkable 13th-century cliff dwellings were only occupied by a small Mogollon group (30 to 80 people) for 20 years. Perfectly situated in six alcoves (some of which are enormous), it …
Top Choice Museum in Santa Fe

Meow Wolf

If you've been hankering for a trip to another dimension but have yet to find a portal, the House of Eternal Return by Meow Wolf could be the place for you. The premise here is quite ingenious: visitors get to explo…
Top Choice Indian Reservation in Central New Mexico

Taos Pueblo

The Pueblo is centered on twin five-story adobe complexes, set either side of the Río Pueblo de Taos, against the stunning backdrop of the Sangre de Cristos mountains. The quintessential example of ancient Pueblo ar…
Top Choice Museum in Santa Fe

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

With 10 beautifully lit galleries in a rambling 20th-century adobe, this museum boasts the world's largest collection of O'Keeffe’s work. She’s best known for her luminous New Mexican landscapes, but the changing ex…
Top Choice Museum in Fort Sumner

Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner

The convoluted name sums up the tragic history of this bleak, windswept spot, beside the Pecos River 6 miles southeast of town. Fort Sumner was built in 1862 to guard the Bosque Redondo Reservation, a prison to some…