Nature Is Reclaiming This One Abandoned New Mexico Spot And It’s Actually Amazing
Rugged mountains and striking landscapes aren’t the only impressive things you’ll encounter when trekking through New Mexico. The state is teeming with abandoned places rich in history, though weathered by both time and the elements. One location still standing despite the odds is the Van Patten Mountain Camp, a former resort found in the Dripping Springs Natural Area near Las Cruces.
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For details about the trail and the area, visit the Bureau of Land Management website or AllTrails.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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