Most People Don’t Know You Can Visit These Seven National Parks In New Mexico For Free

Who doesn’t love things that are free, especially if those things involve a bit of a road trip? Our national park system has just the thing. Each year, about six times per year, selected parks throw open their doors and welcome all comers. This makes for a budget-friendly adventure, fit for families and adult travelers alike.

Below are some of the national parks in New Mexico that offer free entrance days.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Look for free entrance days around holidays like Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day and Veterans Day. The National Parks Service also celebrates its birthday and National Public Lands Day with free park entrances.

Keep in mind, not all parks participate in every free-admission day. Be sure to call the park before you plan your free trip. For more information, visit the National Park Service Free Entrance Day information web page.

Have you taken advantage of any of the free entrance days at New Mexico Parks? Tell us about your experiences.