New Mexico is located in the American Southwest, prominently adjacent to Colorado, Arizona, and Texas. A state of considerable natural beauty, New Mexico contains magnificent Rocky Mountain ranges such as the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo. While most travelers visit Albuquerque, Santa Fe, or Taos, there are numerous opportunities for adventure throughout the state. For example, the state has two amazing national parks, Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands. However, just as impressive are its national monuments (e.g., Bandalier, El Malpais), Aztec Ruins, and cliff dwellings. New Mexico is a must visit for anyone truly interested in exploring the Rocky Mountain West.

The Outdoor Corps, based in Colorado, features numerous articles on our neighboring state, including top recreational activities, lodging, and dining. So, if you’re looking for a destination guide, recommendations on amazing hikes, or some of the best places to stay, we have it all. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to plan your next New Mexico adventure. Have fun exploring!