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Valles Caldera National PreserveIn a one of the more remote areas of New Mexico, nestled along the Jemez Mountain Trail Scenic Byway, you’ll find one of the newest additions to the national parks system, Valles Caldera National Preserve. Bursting into existence, about 1.25...

Located 30 miles east of Raton, New Mexico, Capulin Volcano National Monument is one of the few places left where you can actually explore the crater and rim of an extinct volcano.  The Raton-Clayton Volcanic FieldNine million years ago, a volcano disrupted an...

Established in 1851, the Fort Union is known as a guardian of the Santa Fe Trail. Let’s see how this National Monument was born! The Formation of the Fort Union National MonumentWhen it comes to the formation of the Fort Union National Monument, few...

In the middle of New Mexico, you’ll find the three breathtaking sites that create the Salinas Pablo Missions – a National Monument that represents a unique time in the North American History. The Salinas Pueblo Missions were built in the mid-1600s. The population at...

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is tucked into the Gila National Forest, surrounded by rocks and dating back to 1300 AD and the time of the Mogollon peoples - is the Gila Dwellings National Monument, the nation's first designated wilderness area that was...

Bonsai Rock is a really neat photo spot located on Lake Tahoe. It's a little tricky to find and requires scrambling down a steep incline. It only takes about 5-10 min to go down the sandy trail. It is located on the Nevada...