The Best Places to Visit in New Mexico, USA

The Best Places to Visit in New Mexico, USA


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
produce radio emission. Thanks for watching my video!Please like,comment
and subscribe!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *