New Mexico is a state located in the Southwestern United States. It is the 36th most populous state in the United States. New Mexico is the 5th largest state among the 50 states in the United States. New Mexico attained its statehood on 6th January 1912 and has become the 47th state to join the union.
The bordering states of New Mexico are Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, and Oklahoma. This state has 33 counties. New Mexico’s capital is Santa Fe. The popular things to do in New Mexico are cultural tours, theme tours, walking tours, nature and parks, private and custom tours, and enjoy the food, wine, and nightlife. The most popular cities in this state are Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque, and Ruidoso. Carlsbad Caverns National Park and White Sands National Park are the two national parks located in New Mexico.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located in the Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico. More than 119 caves are found under the surface. There are also deep rocky canyons, flowering cactus, ancient sea ledges, and desert wildlife in the ground of the Chihuahuan Desert. The perfect time to visit this national park is during Spring.
Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park
- Explore the Carlsbad Caverns
- Surface Hiking Trails
- Night Sky Programs
- Guadalupe Ridge Trail
- Bat Flight Program
White Sands National Park
White Sands National Park is located in New Mexico and it is surrounded by the White Sands Missile Range that covers over 145,762 acres. It is the largest gypsum dune in the world that rises from the Tularso Basin which is one of the world’s beautiful natural wonders. White Sands National Park maintains a large portion of the unique dune field along with the animals and plants which are present there. The perfect time to visit this park is from late October through November.
Things to do in White Sands National Park
- Climb the dunes
- Sand Sledding
- Watch the sunset
- Drive the dunes
- Visit Lake Lucero