14 Places That Will Show You The Best Views In New Mexico

New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment for a reason. Although there are plenty of man-made wonders here, it’s difficult to compete with the state’s magnificent natural backdrop. Here are some of the best views in New Mexico that are sure to make you gasp. One thing’s for sure — you’ll want your camera to capture these stunning in New Mexico.

What spot in New Mexico fills you with awe? Do you agree that the above destinations are among the best views in New Mexico? If any of your favorites missed the list, be sure to tell us in the comments below! If you can’t get enough gorgeous New Mexico beauty, you’ll want to explore the most beautiful hiking trails in New Mexico.

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Address: Counselor, NM 87018, USA
Address: White Sands, NM 88002, USA
Address: Carlsbad Cavern Natural Entrance, New Mexico 88220, USA
Address: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, 0 NM-22, Cochiti Pueblo, NM 87072, USA
Address: El Malpais, New Mexico 87020, USA
Address: Ghost Ranch St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121, USA
Address: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Address: Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico, USA
Address: Gallup, NM, USA
Address: Sangre de Cristo, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
Address: Abiquiu, NM 87510, USA
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January 29, 2021

Does New Mexico have any hidden gems?

The Land of Enchantment is positively filled with natural wonders and hidden gems to discover. The landscape of New Mexico lends itself to a variety of waterfalls, mountains, canyons, caverns, forests, rivers, and just about everything in between. One could easily devote an entire lifetime to discovering all the hidden gems in the state. The following list would be a good place to start, though: the Santa Rosa Blue Hole, Bisti Badlands in Farmington, Shiprock, Taos Pueblo, Lechuguilla Caves in Carlsbad, Musical Highway, Mesa Prieta Petroglyphs in Velarde, El Santuario de Chimayo, the Museum of International Folk Art, Wheeler Peak, and the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell.

What are the best parks in New Mexico?

There's a beautiful park to be discovered in nearly every corner of New Mexico. Some of the state's most beloved parks include Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Ghost Ranch, White Sands National Monument, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Bandelier National Monument, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Cerrillos Hills State Park, Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge, City of Rocks State Park, and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.

What are New Mexico's most popular natural wonders?

You've probably gathered by now that New Mexico has no shortage of natural wonders. Many of them have been outlined in the above article, and are absolutely worth a visit. There a few others that didn't make the list, and they include the Capulin Volcano, Valles Caldera in Jemez Springs, White Mountain Wilderness outside Ruidoso, the Rio Grande Gorge in Taos, and the Organ Mountains (Las Cruces). For more information, check out the 12 Best Natural Attractions in New Mexico.