Explore The Heart Of New Mexico

Explore the Heart of New Mexico, an adventure guaranteed to revitalize heart and soul. From the bustle of city life to the tranquility of nature, whichever road you travel in Central New Mexico promises plenty of fine attractions and jaw­dropping scenery.

Take a walk through time as you discover the mystic beauty of ancient Native American ruins and Hispanic lore. Stroll through Madrid on the Turquoise Trail, travel Route 66, and bask in the scenery. Wide­ open spaces, natural beauty, and out­door recreation abound in the Heart of New Mexico. Visit heartnm.com.

Authenticity is Albuquerque, with its unique blend of multiculturalism, natural beauty, profound historic attractions, spectacular climate with four distinct seasons, museums, galleries, and shopping, creating a distinct and unforgettable experience for each visitor. Albuquerque  Bio Park, Albuquer­que Aquarium, Rio Grande Botanic Garden, Rio Grande Zoo, Anderson­ Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, Historic Old Town, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Sandia Peak Tramway, Petroglyph National Monument, and Sandia Peak Ski Area the list of things to do is endless. Diverse cultures, authentic art, and vibrant traditions have shaped the centuries-old story of Albuquerque. Mild climate and blue skies offer accessible and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities including golf, mountain adventures, and hot-air ballooning. A world of adventure, culture, and authentic experiences awaits.

Celebrating the Pueblo Indian Heritage

Owned by 19 Indian Pueblo tribes of New Mexico, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque shares the allure of New Mexico’s American Indian Pueblo tribes year round by presenting their unique languages, colorful traditional dances, distinct arts and crafts, and strong cultural values to thousands of visitors each year.

The Center’s venue, modeled after Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon, includes a museum, a restaurant featuring Native Fusion cuisine, changing exhibitions, cultural programs, a gift shop, galleries, and a mural-filled plaza of artwork by renowned Pueblo artists.

Visit indianpueblo.org.


New Mexico – Some of What to See

New Mexico’s Crossroads

Las Cruces, with all the modern conveniences it provides, is a natural jumping-off point to the wonders of southern New Mexico and the scenic Organ Mountains and White Sands National Monument nearby. Old World charm lives on at Plaza La Mesilla; and just up the road is Hatch, where hot and spicy is a way of life.

Guests experience age-old culture, heritage, and hospitality. The relaxed atmosphere is perfect for enjoying the many activities-golfing, biking, hiking, museums, shopping, and festivals-that make your Las Cruces vacation a memorable one. Visit travellc.org.

Land of Legends

From Gallup to Farmington, Shiprock to Zuni, New Mexico’s Indian Coun­try is a veritable treasure trove of Native American culture and history, world-class fly-fishing, and enchant­ing beauty. Meandering routes take travelers border to border, past the brooding, mysterious ruins of Chaco Canyon in Anasazi country, through colorful, steep-walled canyons

and along trails used for centuries. Each offers sweeping panoramas, breathtaking vistas, and incredible geological formations.

Galleries and trading posts filled with authentic Native American art and jewelry dot the red sand­stone landscape. Discover a placewhere legends live on. Visit indiancountrynm.org.


Arizona – Antelope Canyon

ANTELOPE CANYON Soak in awe-inspiring visions of nature

While the Grand Canyon is perhaps Arizona’s most famous canyon, it is surrounded by many smaller, yet equally impressive, canyons such as Antelope Canyon. This deep, narrow canyon, known as a “slot canyon,” was gently carved from the Navajo sandstone over the course of countless millenniums.

Walk along the sandy floor of either the Upper or Lower Antefope canyons as you gaze up into the dream-like landscape of constantly changing colors and moving shafts of sunlight. Some of the canyon slots are so narrow in places you can stretch your arms out and touch the cool walls from side to side. It is a photographer’s wonderland, so don’t forget your camera.

Note: You must have an authorized guide to hike the upper and lower areas of Antelope Canyon.

HOW TO GET THERE

Antelope Canyon is located near Page on Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, just outside Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. For a scenic drive, begin your journey a few miles northeast of Cow Spring on U.S. Route 160 and end 66 miles later in Page at U.S. Route 89.