You’ll Want To Plan Your Visit To The Highest Town In New Mexico As Soon As Possible
Many people outside of New Mexico think that our state is just a vast desert. In fact, that’s far from reality! We have many towns that sit at high elevations, and some are even surrounded by lush, green forests. The highest town in New Mexico in terms of elevation is Cloudcroft, and you’re going to want to visit once you see what it has to offer.
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Have you visited Cloudcroft? Tell us what you love about this little town!
After visiting Cloudcroft, New Mexico, and seeing how scenic it is, you might be itching to discover more places like it. Luckily for us, there are quite a few towns in the state that are surrounded by natural beauty or they are picturesque on their own. Towns like Cerrillos is so full of western charm that it was used as a movie location. The town of Glenwood is nestled in the Gila National Forest, surrounded by beautiful, untouched landscapes. Eagle Nest will give you great sights of the natural scenery around it as well as the buildings that make up the town being historically charming.
What are the most unique places in New Mexico?
There’s only one place that can claim to be the highest town in New Mexico, so what are some other spots that are also one-of-a-kind? Visit the largest amusement park in the state at Cliff’s Amuseument Park in Albuquerque. Discover the mesmerizing, completely natural geological formations at the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. The Very Large Array, out in the middle of nowhere, New Mexico, is the most advanced radio telescope array in the whole world, and you can only view it here.
What are the friendliest towns in New Mexico?
When traveling in New Mexico, you might stumble across lesser-known, dusty towns that are actually some of the friendliest places you’ll ever visit. In places so small that everyone knows everybody and a sense of nostalgia is always lingering, most residents are happy to welcome visitors and share their little slice of life. Towns like Pie Town are just begging to be visited. What’s more friendly than being greeted with a delicious slice of homemade pie? Even though the town has less than 200 residents, the local cafes and restaurants are always baking up delicious pies and they even have an annual pie festival to enjoy.
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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