Hiking in the Land of Enchantment is absolutely breathtaking, whether it’s an easy hike or a more difficult one. This trail is right in the middle with a moderate difficulty, but the payoff is anything but average. Once you reach the end of this 5-mile trek, you’ll find the most breathtaking lake, and you’ll likely have it all to yourself. Lace up your boots, and get ready to find the most peaceful escape in New Mexicoa

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For another hidden oasis, you must visit this underrated natural hot spring.

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