From the numerous Native American tribes to occupancy by first the Spanish and then Mexican settlers, the state has found a gracious mixture of cultures.
With two New Mexico national parks in the Land of Enchantment, your time will not be wasted.
There are 120 rooms in Carlsbad, with a cave system thought to be 40 miles in length.
One of the major draws to a stop a Carlsbad Caverns is the nightly bat flight program. Nearly 750,000 Mexican free-tailed bats take flight to the skies at sunset.
Named a national monument in 1933, White Sands became a full-fledged national park in 2019.
Sled down the endless hills of fine white gypsum sand. Even on the hottest days of summer, the sand is not hot to stand on or slide down.