12 Unforgettable New Mexico Day Trips, One For Each Month Of The Year

Yet another year is well upon us, and we think that’s a great reason to celebrate. One of our favorite ways to do so is with a bit of travel. Although some travel guidelines are still in place, you can travel safely within the state of New Mexico. Looking for suggestions? Pick and choose from any of these 12 best day trips in New Mexico for a fun outing.

Which of these day trips in New Mexico are you most looking forward to traveling? Are there any other locations you want to visit in New Mexico this year?

Travel isn’t the only fun thing you can do this year. There are some cool astronomical events taking place this year and you can read about them in Don’t Miss The 10 Best Stargazing Events That Will Light Up The New Mexico Sky.

Address: Billy the Kid Scenic Byways, 26305 US-70, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346, USA
Address: Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, County Road 7297, Bloomfield, NM 87413, USA
Address: Bridal Veil Falls, 10-20358, Alamogordo, NM 88310, USA
Address: Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico, USA
Address: Cimarron Canyon State Park, 28869 US-64, Eagle Nest, NM 87718, USA
Address: Enchanted Circle, Enchanted Cir, New Mexico 87001, USA
Address: Chloride, NM 87943, USA
Address: Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, 26 Jim Bradford Trail, Mimbres, NM 88049, USA
Address: Kingston, NM 88042, USA
Address: Madrid, NM 87010, USA
Address: Silver City, NM 88061, USA
Address: Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105, USA
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Best Day Trips In New Mexico

May 19, 2022

What are some fun, unique things to do around New Mexico? 

Few states are quite as fun and unique as the Land of Enchantment, and there are all kinds of truly unique things to do around New Mexico no matter what you’re interested in doing. For example, nature lovers will love an adventure at Carlsbad Caverns, a world-famous cave system with more than 119 caves formed by sulfuric acid on limestone that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to New Mexico each year. If you’re a fan of the path less traveled, visit the strange and wonderful International UFO Museum and Research Center… which is exactly what it sounds like and the best place in the world for records and archives related to all things unidentified and flying. After all, would you really be in New Mexico without a little alien influence?  

Where can I go for great day trips near me in New Mexico?  

Every day trip in New Mexico is one of the best day trips in New Mexico, honestly. It’s almost impossible to go wrong with a wonder-filled day trip through the Land of Enchantment. Some of our favorite places to visit in New Mexico include the Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden, which is 32 acres of fascinating and beautiful flora and fauna – some native, some not, but all 100% beautiful. Be sure to also check out the Guadalupe Backcountry Scenic Byway, an incredibly scenic route in New Mexico that’ll make you fall in love with the beauty of the state. Make a pit stop at Sitting Bull Falls, an exquisite 200-foot waterfall in New Mexico you’ll find yourself obsessed with.  

Where are all the best getaway spots near me in New Mexico?  

You can’t visit New Mexico without making it into a wonderful getaway. A couple of the most popular – and understandably so – destinations in New Mexico include Taos Ski Valley, which is nestled deep in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and provides endless things to do no matter what season it is. In the winter, it’s a world-famous ski resort in New Mexico, and in summer, its lush greenery is a sight to behold! Then, head out to Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa, which is the oldest all-natural hot springs in New Mexico. You can even take a legit mineral mud bath!  

Address: Billy the Kid Scenic Byways, 26305 US-70, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346, USA
Address: Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, County Road 7297, Bloomfield, NM 87413, USA
Address: Bridal Veil Falls, 10-20358, Alamogordo, NM 88310, USA
Address: Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico, USA
Address: Cimarron Canyon State Park, 28869 US-64, Eagle Nest, NM 87718, USA
Address: Enchanted Circle, Enchanted Cir, New Mexico 87001, USA
Address: Chloride, NM 87943, USA
Address: Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, 26 Jim Bradford Trail, Mimbres, NM 88049, USA
Address: Kingston, NM 88042, USA
Address: Madrid, NM 87010, USA
Address: Silver City, NM 88061, USA
Address: Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105, USA