The Best Places to Visit in New Mexico, USA

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The Best Places to Visit in New Mexico, USA New Mexico is a constituent state of the United
States of America. It became the 47th state of the union in 1912. New Mexico ranks fifth
among the 50 United State states in terms of total area and is bounded by Colorado to
the north, Oklahoma and Texas to the east. New Mexico has some of the flattest land as
well as some of the most rugged mountains in the country and it was described as The
Land of Enchantment.  The highest mountain peaks, Wheeler Peak  and Truchas Peak 
are in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the north-central part of the state.  The Rocky
Mountains extend into the north-central part of the state.  First place to visit : Santa Fe the capital of the state of New Mexico.
It is the fourth-largest city in the state and the seat of Santa Fe County. The city was
founded by Spanish colonists in 1610, it is the oldest  state capital city in the United
States, Santa Fe meaning “holy faith” in Spanish. The area of Santa Fe was originally occupied
by indigenous Tanoan peoples, who lived in numerous Pueblo villages along the Rio
Grande.The city is well known as a center for arts that reflect the multicultural character
of the city; it has been designated as a UNESCO Creative City in Design, Crafts and Folk
Art.  D. H. Lawrence said ;Touch the country of New Mexico and you will never be the same
again. Taos Pueblo  is an ancient pueblo belonging
to a Tiwa-speaking Native American tribe of Puebloan people.The pueblos are considered
to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States. This has
been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Taos Pueblo’s most prominent architectural feature
is a multi-storied residential complex of reddish-brown adobe, built on either side
of the Rio Pueblo. The Pueblo’s website states it was probably built between 1000 and 1450. Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a United
States National Park in the Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico. The park is home
to world famous and beautifully decorated caverns as well as 46,000+ wild acres of pristine
Chihuahuan Desert.  The 300 limestone caves in a fossil reef are laid down by an inland
sea 250 to 280 million years ago. The park museum contains approximately one million
cultural resource artifacts that are being preserved and protected. The interior of
the cavern is fascinating, astonishing, creating an extraordinary scenery through its delicate
formations illuminated, giving to the cave an enigmatic ambiance.
Albuquerque is a destination like no other. This is a must-see destination in the American
Southwest. Whether you want to shop for authentic Native American jewelry, try hot
air ballooning, explore living history museums, enjoy Albuquerque events and festivals, sample
local cuisines or hit the golf courses and spas, Albuquerque has you covered. Albuquerque offers
an array of offbeat museums, it  is possibly the best family vacation destination, having
something for all interests. The city has been voted among the top 10 cities for families several
times. Chaco Canion National Historic Park  is a
major unit of the United States national park system located within Navajo Nation in
northwest New Mexico. It preserves extensive ancetral pueblos of prehistoric American Indian
communities. Chaco Canyon’s largest pueblo, Pueblo Bonito, is on the UNESCO World Heritage
List. Chaco was a special gathering place where many peoples and clans converged to
share their ceremonies, traditions, and knowledge. It is also an enduring enigma for researchers.
Was Chaco the hub of a turquoise-trading network established to acquire macaws, copper bells,
shells, and other commodities from distant lands? Did Chaco distribute food and resources
to growing populations when the climate failed them? Was Chaco “the center place,” binding
a region together by a shared vision? We may never fully understand Chaco. White Sands National Monument
Spectacular dunes of pure white gypsum, covering 275 square miles; one of the most magical
places in the Southwest, especially at sunset or sunrise. Monument has a few trails and
viewing areas, while off trail exploration is allowed in most areas. The gypsum dunes
support a limited range of wildlife. Walking through the dunes is an unforgettable experience;
often there are no other footprints ahead, just wind-created ripples and occasional lizard
tracks. An overwhelming sense of peace and stillness descends, and when the sun finally
dips below the distant San Andres Mountains, for a few minutes the land is bathed in a
mysterious light, as the sands themselves seem to glow while the horizon on all sides
becomes dark. Bandelier National Monument protects over
33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a
human presence here going back over 11,000 years.  Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into
the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture
that still survives in the surrounding communities. The Ancestral Pueblo people lived here from
approximately 1150 CE to 1550 CE. They built homes carved from the volcanic tuff and planted
crops in mesatop fields. Corn, beans, and squash were central to their diet, supplemented
by native plants and meat from deer, rabbit and squirrel.
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is located approximately 40 miles southwest
of Santa Fe and 55 miles northeast of Albuquerque. It is on the southeast side of the Valles
and Toledo calderas, large collapse features that formed during voluminous eruptions in
the Jemez Mountain volcanic field 1.61 and 1.25 million years ago. Tent Rocks encompasses
a fascinating landscape in the southeastern Jemez Mountains. Kasha-Katuwe means ‘white
cliffs’ in Keresan, the traditional language of the nearby Pueblo de Cochiti.   As time
passes, the capstones are gradually undermined and the rocks topple, leaving an unprotected
cone. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is
a U.S. National Monument created to protect Mogollon cliff dwellings in the Gila Wilderness on the
headwaters of the Gila River. The Monument landscape ranges in elevation from around
5,700 to 7,300 feet above sea level and contains steep-sided canyons cut by shallow spring
rivers and mesas. In the late 1200’s, people of the Mogollon Culture decided it would be
a good place to call home. They built rooms, crafted pottery and raised children in the
cliff dwellings for about twenty years. Then the Mogollon moved on, leaving the walls for
us as a glimpse into the past. Twenty-seven massive radio antennas on the
high plains of New Mexico search for life on other planets. The Very Large Array is
a centimeter-wavelength radio astronomy observatory located in central New Mexico on the Plains of San
Agustin, between the towns of Magdalena and Datil. Astronomers using the Very large array have
made key observations of black holes and protoplanetary disks around young stars, discovered magnetic
filaments and traced complex gas motions at the Milky Way’s center, probed the Universe’s
cosmological parameters, and provided new knowledge about the physical mechanisms that
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Richard Rivera · September 8, 2018 at 1:33 am

Can't help myself. I watched this 2 nights ago and it has stuck in my craw. The vocal in this belongs more in a would be society deb with an affected accent. Can't pronounce New Mexico, says the great Taos trading gatherings took place in an ancient Chaco Canyon Pueblo that wasn't even occupied during the busy trade years. The video includes pictures of Canyon de Chely which is in Arizona. Points out "Chaco canion". Never mentioned that Santa Fe was at one time the seat of Spanish government. Says "Jim an ehz" for Jimenez. This is but a rip off of New Mexico's fame. Stupid pronunciation of "passes" – what pray tell is time "pahsess" – a New York metric of time? I'll go have a margarita now.

Caleb M. F · September 14, 2018 at 7:42 pm

That voice 😑

Mathias Buse · September 22, 2018 at 8:02 pm

A very nice video.

Roxanna Zales · October 3, 2018 at 7:03 am

Watching this on mute, thank you very much

Private i · October 4, 2018 at 12:28 pm

Arizona "Territory"?
How old is that map?

Drewski J · October 4, 2018 at 10:07 pm

Some others;
Taos Ski Valley – Amazing skiing, breathe taking fall colors, hiking
Valle Caldera – Elk herds, hiking, horse drawn sleigh rides in the winter
Los Alamos – Great museums on the Cold War and the making of the Atom Bomb
Old Mesilla – Old Spanish town with Billy the Kid history
Red River – Small mining town known for great skiing, horseback riding and beautiful mountain cabins.
Gallup – Native American pueblo history

Blue face Is trash · October 5, 2018 at 10:05 pm

I despise of New Mexico

Fabriciano Vela · October 5, 2018 at 11:47 pm

New Mexico is an State that many Americans believe is still part of Mexico. It is a beautiful State, economic, and not polluted or crowded and we want to keep that way. I am glad somebody showed some of its natural beauties.

Angela Misner · October 6, 2018 at 7:34 pm

I live in Rio rancho, New Mexico and it's absolutely beautiful

Angela Misner · October 6, 2018 at 7:44 pm

U should do best places in TX it should have El paso on it cause that's where I was born and it's a blast there

Crudo Gang · October 19, 2018 at 6:37 am


hello peoples · October 19, 2018 at 7:38 am

Haha i pass the VLA two or three times a week, there is nothing to see😂 The people fucking suck all the way from Socorro to Quemado. All of you who ever consider going to NM i would suggest to find somewhere ACTUALLY INTERESTING, skip the tiny towns because the only thing beautiful about them is the clear night skies, which you can find in other places:) trust me… NEW MEXICO LICKS BALLS

Jojo Tamayo Ayo · October 22, 2018 at 5:05 pm

Lots of stickers be careful when you go!!

Steve Jaramillo · October 23, 2018 at 7:55 pm

at 701 second st supports amd involved with an illegal organization(gangstalking) and commits illegal privacy rites violations against there donors

Mary Dave

Rachel Vigil · October 25, 2018 at 3:16 am

Go to coyote new Mexico

Denise Lynn · October 29, 2018 at 5:10 am

Notice they did NOT talk about T or C NM about the hot springs & about the lake which is now very small @ elephant butte. Small down town area arts & crafts…

Paul de Fleuriot · November 3, 2018 at 4:43 pm

had to turn the volume off so I didn't have to listen to the shocking voice of the commentary

44fastgun Hopkins · November 13, 2018 at 3:29 am

Albuquerque and Santa Fe are just modern tourist traps now. I'd remove them from the list and insert El Morro National Monument and Acoma Pueblo. The view from Mt Taylor's summit will also blow your mind and is a quick and easy drive from Grants.

King WZRD · November 25, 2018 at 5:34 am

Such a beautiful state I live in I wouldn't trade it for anything. Watch out for the folk in Taos, Santa Fe, and ABQ they have little appreciation for the beauty this state holds, probably because they never leave the city.

nichole wiggins · November 25, 2018 at 7:51 pm

Oklahomer?! Seriously.

Ricky Abney · November 29, 2018 at 7:04 am

There is no good place to visit in nm! The whole state sucks big time anymore!

becky superlative · December 1, 2018 at 6:13 am

Narrator sounds drunk

Lets go Fishing · December 1, 2018 at 7:51 am

Worst state I've ever been through. Drunk Indians selling clay pots.

Ernie Montanez · December 3, 2018 at 9:32 pm

That's New Mexico true!!!

2008tfe · December 5, 2018 at 7:38 am

Deming, NM is steadily growing and cost of living is low. Very peaceful. It is only a couple of hours to major city's like Phoenix, Tucson, Las Cruces, El Paso. Perfect spot to travel and visit family. It nice a dry and doesn't get hot like Phoenix or Vegas. It has snow in the winter but not too much. Wildlife is beautiful. Land can be very cheap. I was surprised how cheap it was a couple of minutes from the main part of the city.

Jack and Gab Explore · December 13, 2018 at 2:58 am

Love this! We're headed to New Mexico for New Years weekend and we can't wait to do some of these things.

R defendr1 · December 15, 2018 at 3:32 am

Go to Roswell, the space aliens are quite friendly and glow in the desert night.

lylelay · December 15, 2018 at 10:05 pm

Ro-bot voi- ce A-noy-ing

Keith Purdue · December 25, 2018 at 5:33 am

I won't listen to a Brit talk about my country.

MrRedskins0021 · December 28, 2018 at 2:02 pm

Too bad it has become a blue state. It will turn into shit with time.

Ellie Blair · January 3, 2019 at 1:25 pm

Without sounding disrespectful, the narration is horrendous.

Nicole Cordova · January 5, 2019 at 12:45 pm

Also, Silver City!! Its great to visit, the food, old architecture of the town!!! The mountains and hot springs are one of a kind!!! I love N.M. 505 our home!!!

Angela Pena · January 21, 2019 at 5:23 am

Ok….. let's get this straight..I live here and I'm shocked to find that Roswell and blue hole aren't on the list……what….the…heck

TBP_TDM TV · January 22, 2019 at 4:27 am

Carlsbad kinda sucks tbh best thing to do is leave

phillipp morris · January 25, 2019 at 2:45 am

waste of time

Monica Rivera · February 7, 2019 at 4:42 am

My husband came here from New York and he said he'd rather live here in New Mexico than move back to New York.

david kingRAIDERS · February 11, 2019 at 8:10 pm

All those places you mentioned and you didn't even mention Eagles Nest Lake on the other side of Taos Mountain
it's like the most prettiest place in all of New Mexico!!!
Also what about the Badlands by Farmington?

ElXtronic · February 12, 2019 at 8:41 pm

New Mexico has the highest crime rate in America, end border hopping.

Tom Spurlock · February 14, 2019 at 7:15 am

I had to stop half way, can't stand computer narration. It's like nails on a chalk board. Have people forgotten how to talk? Nobody is using a phone anymore, they text. Now they can't even narrate their videos.

Tom Dutch · February 19, 2019 at 1:06 am

Missed a lot. like echo cave, billy the kid, smokey the bear, Roswell alien festival witch is top 20 festivals in the USA

WJack97224 · February 21, 2019 at 6:51 am

Thanks for the info. I liked the "Coneheads" National Monument/Kasha Katuwe (You know, the old Saturday Night Live skit)

prestok888 · March 2, 2019 at 10:44 pm

Good video but it’s Chaco Canyon, not Chaco Canion.

estevan playz · March 12, 2019 at 2:19 am

I live in Albuquerque

Norm Gibson · March 15, 2019 at 4:51 am

You really suck as a narrator!!!!!!

Ryan 88 · March 23, 2019 at 11:54 pm

Those caves were created to survive the 7 day x mas storm. Next reset storm is x mas week 2019.

Tripped Vr · April 15, 2019 at 4:58 am

You need to go to old town Albuquerque I visit it almost every month because it is so cool

David Thompson · April 16, 2019 at 12:13 am

Very funny…"Arizona Territory" on your map !!

Issa Universe · April 17, 2019 at 5:19 am

I have lived in Albuquerque for 9 months now. it’s cool to visit but don’t move here. Crime is on the rise, it’s very dangerous here. Cant wait to move back to the East coast.

Chad Sperandeo · April 19, 2019 at 1:03 am

Albuquerque had the worst crime rate of 2018.

Eric Van Eck · April 21, 2019 at 1:11 am

How come someone from Britain is tell us about our country??

zendt66 · April 22, 2019 at 11:58 pm

The image at 0:45 is Canyon De Chelly, in ARIZONA.

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Elva Garcia · May 5, 2019 at 4:14 pm

Por favor comentar en español

Elva Garcia · May 5, 2019 at 4:17 pm

Me gusta mucho viajar en dulce confort

Dolores Gutierrez · May 15, 2019 at 9:56 pm

Good content I would have suggested a native New Mexican to narrate. Also, brush up on the Spanish pronunciation of place mentioned.

Crater · May 16, 2019 at 3:32 am

I've lived here for 15 years and oh boy can I say its good

Crater · May 16, 2019 at 3:32 am

The bad thing is the things that poke u because they sometimes can go deep into your skin

Sofia Iosif · May 21, 2019 at 9:16 pm

Robert Moya · May 25, 2019 at 10:14 pm

Hoverboard in Albuquerque New Mexico I know this new country better than any of these people here this time cuz I was born here why do they claim to know Albuquerque I was a child when I grew up here I was yours is animal here in this town my mother tell me a lot a group of eight girls it would be the only boy I got to learn the streets song StreetWise I would have anything free twice you got to pay for the right in 1980 I've been through a lot

George Washington · May 27, 2019 at 9:05 pm

6 girls took me to Ps

George Washington · May 27, 2019 at 9:05 pm

Tom. Hospital fraud.

George Washington · May 27, 2019 at 9:06 pm


Joe Vaughan · May 30, 2019 at 12:52 am

lol, this would be better produced by someone actually from New Mexico. There are several mistakes and inaccuracies. However, the pictures are nice.

Buttercup Alvarado · June 9, 2019 at 10:00 pm

New Mexico is running out of drinkable water

Buttercup Alvarado · June 9, 2019 at 10:11 pm

There are a lot of gangs in New Mexico that have moved there from Mexico and Cali. I had my truck stolen three times

Todd Daugherty · July 3, 2019 at 8:26 pm

Please, a British narrator simply cannot do justice to pronouncing words in Spanish.

Armando Garcia · July 7, 2019 at 3:29 pm

Nice video. At 41 second the photo is spider rock in AZ

Wes Dent · July 8, 2019 at 1:34 am

Narrator could be better has some good content but the Rocky mountains reach further then santa Fe all the way to southern New Mexico twn cloud Croft the Aspen trees are beautiful in the fall I'm proud to call New Mexico my home

CALI2AK · July 8, 2019 at 4:14 am

Some of your photos are in Arizona. Canyon de Chelly is in Arizona.

Leonel Maza · July 9, 2019 at 10:44 am

How much whores there are in New Mexico?

K Quitberg · July 10, 2019 at 4:57 am

So very many mispronunciations. Really enjoyed how when the first map was shown, it was Arizona which was highlighted. Foreshadowing I guess

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SkankHunt69 · July 15, 2019 at 7:22 am

Sitting bull falls!

Marla Guilmette · July 16, 2019 at 8:34 pm

This is a pretty sad clip. I love Tent Rocks, White sands, Carlsbad Caverns, Santa Rosa, Taos, the tramway, the malpais, chama, the tarantula migration, going on snake hunts just to look at them, and then rockhound natl park where you can dig up your own semi precious stonea and geodes

Matthew Mc D0nald · July 18, 2019 at 2:17 am


Blind guy With a Camera · July 18, 2019 at 3:56 am

You colored in the wrong state.

Gladys Rodriguez · July 21, 2019 at 12:46 am


D M · July 24, 2019 at 6:02 am

The best place to visit in NM is AZ…or CA…or TX….

nunya bidness · July 25, 2019 at 5:41 pm

Fuck new mexico. I live in Albuquerque, the whole state is a fuckin shithole

Watermelon Ridge · July 25, 2019 at 11:02 pm

Check out our New Mexico YouTube series

Lets go Fishing · July 27, 2019 at 10:36 pm

Any way you cut it, New Mexico is a shit hole. Drunk indians selling stupid beads and dirt pots along the roadside.

Juan Mancha · July 29, 2019 at 10:36 pm

Just don't stay in Albuquerque they steal the smell off of shit. 💩

alfred teengar · August 8, 2019 at 2:56 am

Oh fair New Mexico. We love, we love you so. Our hearts with pride o'vr flow

Jason Sandoval · August 9, 2019 at 7:33 am

The people are so friendly, and the Women are Beautiful in New Mexico!

Curt Christensen · August 10, 2019 at 9:29 pm

Sorry, but my mind can't fix the contrast between "best places" and "New Mexico". 😄

David Stone · August 11, 2019 at 10:29 am


Robert Patterson · August 11, 2019 at 10:42 pm

Shit narrative, plastic voice , not real👎😜

mark Smith · August 19, 2019 at 1:14 pm

Full of meth heads and child killes

Black Dragon · August 21, 2019 at 1:45 am

Fuck new Mexico their's nothing here anymore in Farmington new Mexico like their used to be and now its a deadbeat city that only has casino's and hi defined fitness and the new water park and the aquatic center and the catholics burned down the strip clubs in Farmington new Mexico so good job!! Catholics you know how to ruin fun for everyone in Farmington new Mexico by burning down the cities strip clubs

Nate one · August 24, 2019 at 4:34 pm

So basically not shit to do

jake pryor · August 28, 2019 at 1:58 pm

To bad Santa Fe is a sanctuary city ..
I’m not take my grandkids there…
not safe

Branden Eskew · August 29, 2019 at 3:12 am

Albuquerque is NOT a great family destination. Only come here if you want your car stolen, hassled by homeless drug addicts, or want to let your kids see drunk people passed out on the streets.

Lloyd Reynolds · August 29, 2019 at 8:21 am

Fuck your ads !!!!!!

Will Stroff · August 31, 2019 at 10:50 pm

Don't go to Albuquerque. It will Rob you blind fast

Julieanna · September 2, 2019 at 7:04 am

For such a Native American area, why is there a sort of British accented narrator?!  At least a Native American – speaking American – would be nice.

Rebecca Moser · September 7, 2019 at 1:01 am

Also three Rivers to see the pictographs is pretty neat

Rebecca Moser · September 7, 2019 at 1:02 am

But in Dulce you may get snatched into a dumb

Frances Quigley · September 10, 2019 at 1:49 pm

Enjoyed the show but not the narrator. Should have picked someone who could pronounce the places a lot better. Someone from NM?

Cristi Mendoza Sanchez · September 21, 2019 at 11:01 pm


Rene Brown · September 26, 2019 at 2:32 pm

don't miss the WAR ZONE

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