New Mexico

Discover New Mexico activities like skiing, hiking, and sight seeing. Find unique places to stay, and local adventure tours.

Top Adventures in New Mexico

  • Hike at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

    Hiking at Tent Rocks is a must-do for anyone in the northern New Mexico area. It's an accessible trail that gives you incredible rewards with little effort. The cone-shaped "tent rocks" are the result of erosion following a volcanic explosion 6-7 ...

    3 miles

  • Explore White Sands National Monument

    The White Sands National Monument is one of the most surreal locations in the southwest. Located just north of Las Cruces, NM, White Sands is about a 45 minute drive from the city of Las Cruces. To access the park from any location, you'll take Ro...

  • Hike to the Trampas Lakes in Carson National Forest

    This hike is worth its weight in gold. By far one of the most beautiful places in all of New Mexico. Located in the Carson National Forest, the options for camping are limitless. Did I mention this is ranked one of New Mexico's best hikes yet it r...

    11 miles 2400 ft gain

  • Climb Down into the Depths of Carlsbad Caverns

    The Carlsbad Caverns is an experience like no other. There is a seven mile scenic road that leads into the park, which will direct you towards the ranger station and entrance to the caves. The entrance to this road starts and ends in Whites City.Y...

    1.2 miles -2000 ft gain

  • Hike to Williams Lake and Wheeler Peak

    This hike is conveniently located at Taos Ski Valley and offers two primary options: a fun 4-mile round trip hike to beautiful Williams Lake, or a 7-mile round trip hike all the way to the Wheeler Peak. You can’t go wrong with either option, but i...

  • Backpack to Lake Katherine in the Pecos Wilderness

    Accessible June through October, snow lingers on the trail late into the summer. This is a very popular, well-marked route so if it's solitude you're seeking, you'll probably be disappointed. At least on the weekend.The trailhead is at the parking...

    16 miles 1450 ft gain

  • Hike to Alcove House

    Start your hike from the Visitor's Center and head out on the Main Loop Trail to begin. You can hike the loop in either direction, either first crossing the river across from the Visitor's Center or heading out from directly behind the Center. If ...

    2.2 miles 140 ft gain

  • Camp at White Sands National Monument

    Spend a night under the stars in one of the more beautiful places to take it all in. White Sands National Monument offers camping to “backpackers” who have the ability to hike out into the dunes to set up camp for an overnight adventure. The close...

    1.5 miles 40 ft gain

  • Hike to San Antonio Hot Springs

    There is an adventure posted by Gemina Garland-Lewis where she describes how to snowshoe to the hot springs from the top down. This adventure describes how to get there from the main trail below the hot springs. Starting from Jemez Springs New Mex...

    11.4 miles 75 ft gain

  • Dip into Spence Hot Springs

    Exit Interstate 550 and head North on Highway 4 heading towards Jemez Springs. The Spence Hot Springs Parking Lot and Trailhead is about 25 miles North off Highway 4. The trail starts on a decline into the canyon for about 800 feet before you cros...

    1.2 miles 193 ft gain

  • Hike to McCauley Hot Springs

    Turn right off of the 4 onto Camp Shaver Ln. This takes you to a parking area with a sign for Battleship Rock Campsite. This is where the trail begins. It will take you to hot springs and Jemez falls. Dog-friendly trail, accessible year round. 

    5.6 miles 1797 ft gain

  • Hike to Chimney Rock at Ghost Ranch

    Start your adventure by checking in at the Ghost Ranch Visitor Center, then find the trailhead just behind the building. You'll quickly drop down through an arroyo and then walk through a gate. The trail begins to climb briefly then flattens out w...

    3 miles 600 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Alamogordo, New Mexico

      Alamogordo / White Sands KOA

    • Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Albuquerque KOA

    • Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Capulin Spring Picnic Site

      Overview Capulin Spring is a well-loved recreation spot. It accommodates fifty people. This picnic site is surrounded by heavily wooded land that affords shade to escape the heat of the day. The sp...

    • Bent, New Mexico

      Aspen Group Area

      Overview At an elevation of almost 9,000 ft., campers at the Aspen Group Area can expect cool, crisp, mountain breezes coming off the steep Sacramento Mountains - perfect for an escape from the sco...

    • Bernalillo, New Mexico

      Albuquerque North / Bernalillo KOA

    • Carlsbad, New Mexico

      Carlsbad KOA

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