New Mexico National Parks and Other Local Attractions


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Above: New Mexico National Parks: Carlsbad Caverns.

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Fast Facts About New Mexico

1. New Mexico's official state flower is the Yucca.

2. New Mexico's official state tree is the Pinyon.

3. New Mexico's official state bird is the Roadrunner.

4. New Mexico has 40 state parks and one National Park. 

5. New Mexico is divided into six geographical regions: Northwest, North Central, Northeast, Central, Southwest and Southeast.

7. The five largest cities in New Mexico (by population size) are Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and Roswell, in that order.

8. Albuquerque is the only city in New Mexico with more than half a million people.


Below: The White Sands of Alamogordo is not listed among New Mexico National Parks, but is just as popular a destination as Carlsbad Caverns. 

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New Mexico Indian Tribes

Acoma

Apache

Athabaskan

Cochiti

Laguna

Picuris

Pueblo

Tewa

Ute

Zuni


Below: The awe-inspiring Cox Canyon Arch.

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New Mexico State Parks:

Bluewater Lake State Park

Bottomless Lakes State Park

Brantley Lake State Park

Chicosa Lake State Park

Cimarron Canyon State Park

City of Rocks State Park

Clayton Lake State Park

Conchas Lake State Park

Coyote Creek State Park

Eastern New Mexico State Park

El Vado Lake State Park

Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Fenton Lake State Park

Harry McAdams State Park

Heron Lake State Park

Hyde Memorial State Park

Kit Carson Memorial State Park

Kit Carson State Park Cemetery Historical Marker

Leasburg Dam State Park

Living Desert State Park

Manzano State Park

Morphy Lake State Park

Murphy Lake State Park

Navajo Lake State Park

Oasis State Park

Pancho Villa State Park

Red Rock State Park

Rio Bravo State Park

Rio Grande Gorge State Park

Rock Hound State Park

San Gabriel State Park

Santa Fe River State Park

Santa Rosa Lake State Park

Senator Willie M Chavez State Park

Spring Canyon State Park

Storrie Lake State Park

Sugarite Canyon State Park

Sumner Lake State Park

Ute Lake State Park


Below: The Painted Desert, Ghost Ranch.

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Above: Battleship Rock.

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Above: Jemez Hot Springs.

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Above: Spence Hot Springs. 

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Above: Red Rock State Park in Gallup. 

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Above: New Mexico National Parks - The remains of the original church at Taos Pueblo. 

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Above: Albuquerque. 

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Above: Downtown Santa Fe. 

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Above: New Mexico State University campus.

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Above: A freight train roars through central New Mexico under a fiery sky at sunset.

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