WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT “views” in New Mexico, it helps to clarify what exactly you’re seeing here. There are tremendous landscapes, for sure — everything from the high peaks of the southern Rocky Mountains, to painted desert and badlands, to river gorges and vast cave systems. But what makes New Mexico so unique in the US is that you’re also seeing true history, true culture. People lived on and passed through this land thousands of years ago, and many of the most ancient left traces that are still visible today. There are cultures in modern-day New Mexico that trace their lineage back to those original inhabitants, and who work hard to preserve their heritage.
New Mexico is its own special amalgam of all these influences, a mixture reflected in the views you see here, and in the memories you make when you visit.