Things to Do in New Mexico

There is literally never a lack of things to do in New Mexico. The state has got it all from optimal leisure and relaxation choices, lake and river activities, sky-high adventures, recreation and fitness to lots of sightseeing opportunities. The only pain in planning out things to do in New Mexico is deciding between all different activities!

Perhaps one of the most interesting and different of things to do in New Mexico is to take part in are the llama treks where the coarsely furred animals carry all your gear while you concentrate on the scenic background. Guided tours are also popular along the winding pass's historical and architectural sights.

Fly fishing guest ranches offer more selection for things to do in New Mexico with comfortable lodging with some of the best angling in the area..

Other New Mexico tourist attractions include a flood of bicycle tours and art, archaeological and cultural expeditions and hiking and biking trails in locations such as the Jemez Mountains.

Guided and self guided walks are quite popular in and around Santa Fe and Taos.

Get pampered and feel completely rejuvenated amid the luxurious surroundings in one of New Mexico's resorts and spas.

Visit one of New Mexico's famous hot springs and soak your worries away in warm, therapeutic waters.

Another of the many New Mexico tourist attractions is Bandera Volcano and the Ice Caves located near Grant, New Mexico. Settled on the continental divide the trek includes walking through knotted old juniper trees over the ancient lava trail to the Ice Caves where the natural layers of ice are a favorite among New Mexico attractions.

The Rio Grande is normally included in most tours of New Mexico. In New Mexico the name Rio Grande corresponds with some very beautiful scenery. The Rio Grande Gorge is an area defined by incredible landscape and favorable cold stream fishing. After a year of substantial snowfall the historic Rio Grande River comes alive with fast water and sizable waves perfect for an exciting rafting trip along plunging canyons and towering cliffs.

One of the most exciting ways to view the canyon, rift and river is by hot-air balloon, which will take you careening through the area and dipping down into the canyon itself for some astonishing views. Hot air balloon tours are readily available in New Mexico and particularly in Albuquerque where the famous Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is held.

Skiing is a definite highlight of tours of New Mexico during the winter season and ski tours of New Mexico are often taken by visitors. Less then half an hour from Taos, Angelfire is a fantastic ski resort in winter.

For golf fanatics a favorite thing to do is hit one of New Mexico's many golf courses and play to their hearts content.

Ski Santa Fe is nestled high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and is 16 miles from the center of Santa Fe. Taos Ski Valley offers alpine skiing in optimal conditions and is 100% snowboard-free. Other New Mexican ski resorts include Red River, Ski Pajarito Mountain, Snow Canyon, Sandia Peak and Sipapu.

For a solely cross country experience check out Enchanted Forest which is New Mexico's largest full service cross country ski area and is groomed for classic and freestyle skiing.

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