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This Underrated National Monument Just Might Be The Most Beautiful Place In New Mexico

Although some people are convinced that New Mexico is a flat state, others are aware that we have more than our share of mountains. Still, even those in the know tend to focus on the Sandia or Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and ski areas like Taos. The mountains of Southern New Mexico are often overlooked.

The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument isn’t just gorgeous, it also encompasses 243 petroglyph and archeological sites, Geronimo’s Cave, and astronaut training sites that were used to prepare for the Apollo Mission.

Have you been here yet? What were your impressions?

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.