In northwestern new mexico. Petroglyph national monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in north america featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by native americans and spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago.
The vast history of new mexico born of native american and spanish roots is on display in public parks within a day s drive from albuquerque.
Albuquerque new mexico national parks. Chaco culture national historical park new mexico. See reviews and photos of state parks in albuquerque new mexico on tripadvisor. Gila cliff dwellings national monument.
A landscape of sacred symbols. National park white sands alamogordo nm. 96 of 363 nature parks in new mexico we drove up 475 from santa fe to ski santa fe closed in the summer and found the winsor trail trailhead at the west end of the parking lot.
In northeastern new mexico off i 25. Highlights a challenging hike with spectacular views. The origin of cibola which is pronounced as see bo lah is murky.
Rising from the heart of the tularosa basin is one of the world s great natural wonders the glistening white sands of new mexico. West of albuquerque and an easy day trip. Ponderosa aspen blue spruce forests the hike from the summit to the tram is 1 8 miles and is all flat and downhill and through trees so well shaded an incredibly easy hike.
All in all new mexico has new mexico has one national park carlsbad caverns one national heritage area northern rio grande two national historical parks chaco culture pecos 12 national monuments and an astounding 35 state parks that are less visited though not any less impressive. It s thought to be either a zuni native american word for their pueblos which once dotted new mexico or a spanish word for buffalo. By tania martínez nm news port.
The national forest s status was upgraded in the 1950s to grant it additional protection. Here is the hike description from the albuquerque senior center hiking group web page. Great wave like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert creating the world s largest gypsum dunefield.
New mexico s top 10 national and state parks new mexico lives up to its nickname the land of enchantment with glittering deserts vast underground caverns gem rich mountains and hundreds. Map of national parks and protected areas in new mexico. Beautiful scenery and fun hike.
Fort union national monument new mexico. There are about 50 national or state parks and monuments in new mexico so we turned to the experts to help us pick five. El malpais national monument new mexico.
Top albuquerque state parks.