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New Mexico True OVERview
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Drying red chili bunches hanging in bright doorways, adobe pueblos and charming casitas: Authentic New Mexico is everywhere. Mesa country, with its wild caves and yawning caverns, reflects an unspoiled landscape, while museums and galleries showcase Native American culture. Events like Gathering of Nations Pow Wow introduce ancient rituals and ceremonial dances to the uninitiated against the backdrop of ancestral ruins and settlements.

New Mexico's inspired landscape includes painterly skies, snow-like drifts of sand and the Rio Grande's true blue. This state has soaring mountains as well as Blue Hole, a 24-meter-deep, crystal-clear pool. From caves to mineral springs, New Mexico's majesty offers horseback riding, skiing, hiking or healing mineral spring soaks year round.

Towns like Taos and Truth or Consequences maintain New Mexico’s creative heritage. From turquoise jewelry and folk art to Concho belts and pottery, take home a piece of culture rather than a souvenir. Don't leave without having a tortilla-and-banana or pine nut pancake for breakfast and a green chili burger, all real Mexican-Southwestern culinary delights.

New Mexico True OVERview
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Fun Fact

“Christmas” in New Mexico is more than a holiday; it’s also how you order when you want both red and green chili sauce with your meal.
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“Christmas” in New Mexico is more than a holiday; it’s also how you order when you want both red and green chili sauce on your meal.

Must see places

White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument

At 700 square kilometers, this gypsum sand dune field in the Tularosa Basin is the world’s largest. Favorite activities include sunbathing, sand sledding and picnicking.

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Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier National Monument

Travel back in time at this New Mexican gem, where you’ll see ancestral pueblos featuring rock paintings, ceremonial structures called kivas, rugged trails and plenty of wildlife.

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Shiprock Pinnacle

Shiprock Pinnacle

This rock formation reaches 460 meters high and is set in the Navajo Nation, who govern the iconic landmark. Climbing is not permitted; it's a sacred site.

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Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

The artist made New Mexico her home and her muse. Take in a robust collection of O’Keeffe’s work at the Santa Fe museum, then drive an hour north to Abiquiu and tour her home and studio.

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Carlsbad Caverns

Explore life under the desert on a cave tour, then stay up late to catch the evening Bat Flight show at the national park.

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The Ace Hotel Rooftop in Downtown Los Angeles, California
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Doing yoga poses against an amazing rocky landscape
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Destination

Phoenix

Taking in the sights downtown on a horse and longhorn tour
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Destination

Bandera

Absorbing the sweeping canyon and mountain views
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Destination

Taos

A house made of adobe, an earthen building material
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Destination

Santa Fe