Chaco Culture National Historical Park houses the densest and most exceptional concentration of pueblos in the American Southwest. The park is in a remote canyon in northwestern New Mexico and is cut by the Chaco Wash. The park preserves one of the most...

This fairly new monument, just dedicated in 2014, is chock full of natural wonders, historical sites, and is perfect for any type of outdoor activities. Located in the New Mexico Chihuahuan Desert, and possessing incredible views of the Organ Mountains, it is a...

Pecos National Historic Park is a great historical park that preserves the ruins of a 15th-century pueblo and 17th- and 18th-century missions that rise up out of a high meadow. Approximately 2,000 Native Americans farmed in irrigated fields and hunted wild game. Their...

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...