All posts in New Mexico

August 7, 2017, No comments

Around 1.6 million years ago, a large area in New Mexico became geologically active. The Valles and Toledo craters began spewing out ash, rock fragments, searing hot gases and incandescent […]


Blackwater Draw Archeological Site: Clovis People

August 5, 2017, No comments

Near Clovis, New Mexico, is the archeological site of Blackwater Draw. Nearly 13,000 years ago, large glaciers covered the North American continent in ...

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

July 12, 2017, Comments Off on Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

The remote region of New Mexico called the Salinas Basin has been home to a number of cultures for at least 2,000 years. Large pueblos and trade settl ...

Cimarron Canyon State Park

June 29, 2017, Comments Off on Cimarron Canyon State Park

Spectacular palisade cliffs and mountain streams dominate Cimarron Canyon State Park located in New Mexico’s high country. Cimarron is Spanish f ...

  • Top 5 Locations for Summer Wildflowers: New Mexico
    June 16, 2017, Comments Off on Top 5 Locations for Summer Wildflowers: New Mexico

    Despite the bulk of the state being classified as arid or desert terrain, New Mexico bursts into bloom in the summer months, particularly in the mountains. Almost anywhere in the […]

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    Bottomless Lakes State Park
    May 21, 2017, Comments Off on Bottomless Lakes State Park

    Bottomless Lakes State Park is located 14 miles southeast of Roswell, New Mexico, on the east edge of the Pecos River valley. The biggest question to Bottomless Lakes State Park […]

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    River of Lights in Albuquerque
    December 20, 2016, Comments Off on River of Lights in Albuquerque

    Celebrate the holidays with a river of glowing lights in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The city literally glows at night during the Christmas season, in part due to the traditional luminarias […]

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    New Mexico’s First Early Inhabitants
    November 28, 2016, Comments Off on New Mexico’s First Early Inhabitants

    As far back as 12,000 years ago, New Mexico drew early humans to its lands and bounty. Though the landscape changed radically over the years, the evidence of their presence […]

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    Elephant Lake and Elephant Lake State Park
    November 16, 2016, Comments Off on Elephant Lake and Elephant Lake State Park

    Located in the lower Rio Grande Valley in New Mexico, Elephant Butte Lake State Park is the state’s largest and most popular park. The 40-mile-long reservoir offers all sort of […]

  • Valles Caldera: New Mexico’s Supervolcano
    August 22, 2016, 1 Comment

    There are six known supervolcanoes on dry land, while some six more are located under the oceans. Three of these supervolcanoes are in the United States: Yellowstone in Wyoming, Long […]

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