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Old 11-28-2019, 02:14 PM   #15
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What, I can't believe no one has mentioned Roswell!
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Following. Been twice and want to do a lot more...
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Old 11-28-2019, 06:05 PM   #17
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Old 11-28-2019, 07:57 PM   #18
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Gorgeous State.

We stayed at Angel Fire RV Resort in the NE mountains, About 45 minutes over the mountain from Taos. A beautiful resort and area. Fresh Belgian waffles every morning. Shared our Vermont Maple Syrup when we were there.

Oliver Lee SP was beautiful, but don't think your getting a 40 fter there.
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:16 AM   #19
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There are a couple sites that will accommodate, but not many.
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:34 AM   #20
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There are a couple sites that will accommodate, but not many.
I agree, we were there in October and there were not many sites that would accommodate our 33 ft 5th wheel and truck.
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:57 AM   #21
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I live in Santa Fe and in NM for about 50 years. The above posts have many good sites pegged. The Taos Pueblo, near Taos and Acoma Pueblo near Albuquerque have lots of historical importance and very unique.

A drive through the Jemez Mts from Los Alamos to Jemez Springs give you a view of NM many people never existed if only traveling the low lands. The Ghost Ranch area has many varied colored rock cliffs. Many movies filmed there. Near Farmington and Aztec, NM there is the Aztec pueblo and the Bisti Bad Lands very different from many places. Chaco Canyon NHP is near by.

If you're into UFOs Roswell is a must see. You drive the crest of the Sandia Mts above Albuquerque at 10,000 ft and get a great view east and west. Another option there is the Sandia Tram that goes up the west side of the mountains.

This thread covers many of the high lights and would give an idea of variation of this state.
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Old 11-29-2019, 10:11 AM   #22
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Great stuff here. If you are going south, Elephant Butte RV park is very nice, clean, good staff, etc. nearby is the Messilla Valley and Hatch, great chili peppers.

If you're into wheeling, there are tons of amazing jeep/OHV trails in the area.
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In the Alamogordo area, we stay at Oliver Lee state park (close to White Sands) . Also about 30 minutes north near Carrazozo, Valley of Fires NPS..

If you are there on the first Saturday in April, (or first Sat in Oct), schedule a visit to the Trinity Site. It is open to the public twice a year on these days.
Waiter21: So I thought I'd check out what "Trinity Site" was...um...here's a "What if" question...

What if you started driving through and they closed this gate AFTER you?

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Don’t forget to go see Billy the Kids grave at Ft Sumer not to far from Roswell.
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... and Smokey the Bear Historical Park/Museum in Capitan, NM near Ruidoso. This is where the little cub was orphaned with burned paws.

EMNRD Forestry Division

Ruidoso also has horse racing at certain times.
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Places we love... north to south:

Red River/Eagles Nest, Taos if you want to tour the Indian dwellings; otherwise, don't bother

Hwy 64, Abiquiu Corp of Engineers campground, Chama if you want to do the train ride although that's a Fall thing.

Santa Fe is much better than Taos for things to do and architecture

Los Alamos, Bandelier Nat'l Monument

Kasha-Katuwe (Tent Rocks) Nat'l Monument

Cochiti Corp of Engineers campground - also a good base for day trips into Santa Fe

Cottonwood campground, Navajo Lake State Park if you want awesome spring trout fishing on the San Juan River

Valley of Fires BLM campground

White Sands Nat'l Monument - take a moonlit ranger walk if there at the right time

Silver City - The Catwalk trail (don't take 152 off I-25 to get to Silver City... you probably won't like it); come in off I-25 on Hwy 26 at Hatch and stop in Hatch for lunch and a purchase of the very popular, chilis; Gila Cliff Dwellings Nat'l Monument

City of Rocks State Park - very unique

Deming, Rockhound State Park; museum in Deming has a little bit of everything and well organized. Worth it!

This a very good list to start from. We visited Deming last summer and really liked what we saw there. So much so that we're planning to move there from Alaska next year, partly to get away from Alaska winters (tough on the bones and joints) and partly to have a good jumping off point for RVing to the state and federal parks, monuments, and other attractions in the west. Looking forward to it!!!
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Waiter21: So I thought I'd check out what "Trinity Site" was...um...here's a "What if" question...

What if you started driving through and they closed this gate AFTER you?

Would it look like this? https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sour...75134114291736

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