Here Are The 10 Most Charming Small Towns in New Mexico

New Mexico is the fifth largest state in the nation, but the population continues to hover just above two million. As a result, we have an abundance of small towns. Here are 10 best small towns in New Mexico that are full of their own unique charms, quirks, and quaintness.

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Address: Madrid, NM 87010, USA
Address: Arroyo Seco, NM 87580, USA
Address: Cloudcroft, NM 88317, USA
Address: Abiquiu, NM 87510, USA
Address: Tucumcari, NM 88401, USA
Address: Taos, NM 87571, USA
Address: Truth or Consequences, NM, USA
Address: Chimayo, NM, USA
Address: Jemez Springs, NM 87025, USA
Address: Red River, NM, USA
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Best Small Towns In New Mexico

September 11, 2020

What is the most beautiful small town in New Mexico?

If you’re planning a New Mexico getaway, you should put the state’s most beautiful town on your itinerary. Chama, New Mexico has its own historic charm, but the stunning natural scenery surrounding it push it to the top. The population is only just around 1,000 residents and the buildings in town will make you feel like you’ve traveled back to an idyllic time. Chama is nestled in the Rocky Mountains in northern New Mexico and the sights are absolutely gorgeous. Many people enjoy a visit to this town for that very reason.

What is the smallest town in New Mexico?

Of all these small towns to see in New Mexico, none of them hold the title of the smallest town in the state. That honor would probably go to the village of Folsom. Only 56 people were living in the town as of the 2010 census. Though few people live there now, the area the town is in is known for having quite a history going back thousands of years. Early people of the Paleo-Indian culture are thought to have used the area as a hunting ground as early as 9000 B.C.

What is the most unique town in New Mexico?

There are many quirky towns and cities in the Land of Enchantment that could be considered some of the most unique. Roswell would probably be considered a contender, with its UFO-themed everything and fun stories. A truly unique small town that is unlike any other would probably be Hatch, New Mexico. This chile-centric town is said to be the Chile Capital of the World. You can buy chiles grown right in Hatch or enjoy some chile-topped meals in the town’s restaurants. It’s a must-visit destination if you want to enjoy a fun slice of New Mexico.

Address: Madrid, NM 87010, USA
Address: Arroyo Seco, NM 87580, USA
Address: Cloudcroft, NM 88317, USA
Address: Abiquiu, NM 87510, USA
Address: Tucumcari, NM 88401, USA
Address: Taos, NM 87571, USA
Address: Truth or Consequences, NM, USA
Address: Chimayo, NM, USA
Address: Jemez Springs, NM 87025, USA
Address: Red River, NM, USA