This spring was my first visit to New Mexico, and I just dipped my toe into the waters, so to speak. In the fall, I went back for more.
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
Rift Valley Trail
The Rio Grande is famous for being the border between the U.S. and Mexico, but did you know that it also runs from north to south thru New Mexico? There, it is carves a gorge through a flat desert and creates an interesting canyon.
At 13,161 ft, Wheeler Peak (not to be confused with the Wheeler Peak in Nevada) is the tallest mountain in New Mexico. So of course, there is a popular trail which leads to the top.