If your idea of New Mexico is based solely on breakfast burritos, lowland deserts, and the blue stuff that got Walter White into a lot of trouble, it’s time to lay off the hot sauce. There’s more here than meets the eye. (Though when you visit New Mexico, you can eat as many burritos as you like.)
The terrain transforms from rugged snowcapped mountains to grassy plains in just a few miles, where rushing waters are like a kayaker’s playground and underground cave systems provide natural air conditioning and views that rival anything above the surface.
New Mexico also has some of the best biking in the world, with thousands of easily accessible trails and bike-friendly roadways. To top it all off, New Mexico is home to some incredible history and innovative architecture.
Need more convincing? We have five reasons to book it to this Southwest state pronto. And if you visit New Mexico, get through our guide, and still want more, a few other epic trails include Red Rocks at Pyramid Rock, Mentmore Mountain Bike Trails, and Third Mesa Trail.
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