New Mexico National Parks

National Parks in New Mexico


New Mexico isn't called the Land of Enchantment for nothing. A gem within the southwestern US, New Mexico enchants all of its visitors with its rich history and cultural background, as well its captivating natural beauty.

If you've never visited New Mexico before, there is nothing we can recommend more than visiting the top three national parks in the state. With a mix between breathtaking natural landscapes, and rich, cultural spaces, you will not be disappointed with these parks.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park


If there's anywhere in the world where psychedelic visions come to life, it's in the complex and intricate Carlsbad Caverns National park, where hauntingly beautiful caves are waiting for you to explore them. When you take a look at the amazing cave system, it's no wonder its caves were used in some scenes for the classic Journey to the Center of the Earth. With over 119 different caves in the system, this intricate and natural maze is ready to be explored, with a few caves available for tourist visits.

Whether you're an amateur following a guided tour, or an enthusiast discovering the caves for themselves, there's something in store for everyone at the Carlsbad Caverns. They're so gorgeous in fact, that actor and comedian Will Rogers called the Big Room cave "The Grand Canyon with a roof over it."

The White Sands invite those who explore them to do so in many different ways. You can discover the desert through a scenic Dunes Drive that will take you 8 miles deep into the heart of the desert. If physical activities are more your style, you can hike your way into the white expanse through 5 different trails, or you crave a little more adventure, you can bicycle your way down the road.

White Sands National Monument

Navigate your way through the pristine sea of sand that the White Sands National Monument offers. With 275 square miles of sand-engulfed desert, the rolling sand dunes stretch out as far as the eye can see.

Since the National Monument is surrounded by several military bases, it's often closed due to missile tests, so the National Park Foundation recommends visitors to check the availability of the park beforehand.

The White Sands invite those who explore them to do so in many different ways. You can discover the desert through a scenic Dunes Drive that will take you 8 miles deep into the heart of the desert. If physical activities are more your style, you can hike your way into the white expanse through 5 different trails, or you crave a little more adventure, you can bicycle your way down the road.

Bandelier National Monument

If natural beauty is what you're looking for, then look no further than the Bandelier National Monument. Protecting over 33,000 acres of land that spans canyons and mesas, the rugged terrain also covers ancient human settlements that the ancient Puebloan people called their homes thousands of years ago.

Within the thousands of acres available at the park, there are 70 miles available for hikes. While some trails are short and accessible for everyone, like the Main Loop Trail, an hour long loop hike through fascinating archaeological sites. Some offer a tough challenge through rocky and mountainous terrain, like the Frijoles Canyon and Rim trail, an 8 mile hike from the Ponderosa campground to the visitor center. Some of them even offer over 10 miles on a round-trip. Keep in mind no pets or bikes are allowed in the park, but overnight permits can be granted if you want to stay the night in the wild backcountry.

Trust us, words don't do these parks any justice. If you want to lose yourself in the wild outdoors and feel in touch with the world around you like never before, any one of these three recommendations will take you

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