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New Mexico's 3 Smallest Villages

There are some pretty tiny towns and villages in New Mexico with at least six that have fewer than 200 residents. Three of those, the smallest villages in the state, have less than 100! 1. Mosquero Village Surprisingly, this itty bitty village with only 93 people is in two counties. …
Top 10 Wineries In New Mexico

When we think of wine country, we often think of Napa Valley. You’ll find, however, that New Mexico has wineries and vineyards to rival that of our western neighbor. We think you’ll savor each location’s unique takes on wine, but we’ll let you be the judge of that! 1. La …
Discovering the Organ Mountains Hermit Cave

Roughly half a mile from La Cueva picnic area, you’ll find the Hermit Cave of the Organ Mountains. More formally known as La Cueva Rock Shelter, this cave has a rich and intriguing history. That history extends back to 5,000 BC when the cave was inhabited by ancient peoples. It …
5 Things to do In Old Mesilla

Old Mesilla is a small village in the Las Cruces Metropolitan area with fewer than 3,000 residents. Yet despite its diminutive size, this town has been attracting tourists and excitement since the 1800’s. In fact, it used to be one of the largest towns in the Southwest, much larger than …
Explore the Beauty and Culture of the Acoma Pueblo

Embark on a historic path built long ago atop a great sacred mesa, where the Acoma Pueblo made their home. This site will take you off the beaten path through a breathtaking valley displaying unique rock formations, where you’ll arrive at a place unlike any other. In this sanctuary, dubbed …
New Mexico's Top 10 Most Unique Finds

We know what makes New Mexico great—the chile, the beautiful landscape, the people, and the list goes on. But what lies underneath the surface is a state full of unique and mysterious history, oddities, and the off the beaten path finds. It’s not just the landmarks that make the state …
5 Things to do in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is one of the top tourist destinations in New Mexico. There are so many things to do in Albuquerque that you’d never get to all of them in one trip. You have to visit this city more than once to experience all it has to offer. But if you …
Pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo

El Santuario de Chimayo is a haven, a refuge, a healing sanctuary. It is one of the most visited holy sites in the United States. It’s also a prominent historic landmark in the state of New Mexico, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors and seekers of spiritual healing from all …
3 Reasons to Explore the Bisti Badlands

If you’ve already seen the Bisti Badlands, you probably don’t need any persuasion to see it again. It’s the kind of place that New Mexicans are naturally drawn to. In fact, this beautiful bit of wilderness is one of New Mexico’s most interesting and unique sites for discovering, exploring, and learning …
8 Things That Will Happen If You Leave New Mexico

1. Your access to Hatch Chile won’t change Although the rest of the U.S. doesn’t function on Hatch Chile as you might, there is always a way to obtain the state’s most cherished food. Even growing up mostly in Missouri, we had stashes of Hatch Green Chile stored in our …