It Ain’t New And It Ain’t Mexico – 10 Amazingly Old Sites In New Mexico

It ain’t Mexico and it ain’t new – the perfect description for New Mexico! There is so much culture and history to be seen and experienced here – Also, thunder eggs and turquoise to be found!

 

1. See The Kasha – Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

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So many great trails to be hiked and stunning views to be seen! Hike the Canyon Trail – it increases gradually in elevation until the very end. The slot canyon is impressive and then once out, the tent rocks are fascinating and beautiful at the same time – truly an experience you won’t soon forget.

2. Sled Down The White Sands At White Sands National Monument

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The White Sands National Monument is a beautiful enchanting place – a beach without the ocean. Come see the beautiful desert flowers and catch a glimpse of a brown ear-less lizard that adapt by turning white in this blinding environment. There is also a nice gift shop where they sell and rent sleds to slide down the dunes – it’s great fun! Also – fantastic spot for pictures!

3. Ride In A Parlor Car On Cumbres & Toltec’s Scenic Railroad

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Ride in the parlor car and have a wonderful experience on this old fashioned train! The hostess will provide drinks of all kinds during the ride all while telling you about the area and the history of the railroad. The sites and sounds you experience here will not easily be be forgotten.

4. Ride The Sandia Peak Tramway

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Wonderful experience and great way to get a birds eye view of Sandia Peak! A serious incentive is the PRICE – It is only $1 to park and gain access to the facility.  The tramway is relatively cheap too – only $20 per adult for a great tramway experience up and down the mountain. The guide also gives great commentary while showing the sights! Enjoy the breeze way up high and look down on all the beautiful scenery around you!

5. Walk Through The Aztec Ruins National Monument

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The park rangers have done an excellent job preserving these ruins and this place is rumored to be one of the best preserved Native American ruins In the US! Walk through a 900-year old ancestral Pueblo Great House featuring over 400 masonry rooms – you also want to make sure you see the reconstructed Great Kiva. There is so much fantastic culture and history to be seen here and how inspiring to be in a place so old and so preserved!

6. Buy Something Unique At The Tinkertown Museum

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This is a really cool place to visit. Stop by if you are going to the Sandia Crest. It’s super cheap, creepy and cool – all the things we love here at Agape. Check out the miniature wooden carved people and towns – this place is filled with so much quirkiness and artistic showcases. The staff are friendly and they make sure you have a good time. Be sure you press all the buttons under the scenes 😉 and bring plenty of quarters so you can play the old coin operated machines – especially the music makers!

7. Climb Down Into Carlsbad Canverns National Park

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Located in the Guadalupe Mountains – Carlsbad Caverns is a great attraction for many tourists! The entrance is super unique – you have to check it out for yourself!

8. Explore Ghost Ranch

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Camp, hike and take a paleontology and archaeology tour in a place that inspired so many artists, including Georgia O’Keefe! Incredible fossils have been found here – so be sure to check out all the tours that are available to you at Ghost Ranch – it is definitely an experience that you don’t want to miss!! You can also take a horse back ride if hiking and walking isn’t your thing 🙂

9. Stay The Night In Kokopelli’s Cave

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This cave house is built into the vertical cliffs of Tertiary Ojo Alamo sandstone and overlooks the beautiful La Plata river valley some 300 feet below! The cave itself is 70’ below the surface. This is truly living like like the Flintstones – but very romantic at the same time.

10. Take A Hot Air Balloon Ride Over The Rio Grande At Sunset

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How Romantic 🙂

We love stuff like this at Agape Voyage – call the Pueblo Balloon Company and schedule a trip over the Rio Grande with your lover – a sweet way to end the day ♥

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