Just when you think the Land of Enchantment couldn’t get any more, well, enchanting, something quickly reminds you of New Mexico’s beautiful and fascinating appeal. Food, natural features, historic landmarks, and superb architecture all prompt us to think of the state’s allure. Today’s feature destination is impressive on several counts. The tallest bridge in New Mexico, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is truly a bucket-list-worthy destination. Continue reading to learn all about this fascinating man-made structure.

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Please note: The parking lot and rest area are located on the west side of the bridge, which leads to a paved walkway.

Have you ever visited the famous Rio Grande Gorge Bridge? What did you think? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments below — we would love to hear from you!

New Mexico is home to 46 national historic landmarks and each is fascinating in its own way. Read about some of our favorites in our previous article outlining the most fascinating historic landmarks in New Mexico and let us know which is your top pick!

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What's the best time of year to visit New Mexico?

New Mexico is one of those places that's truly stunning to visit year-round. Many folks agree that fall is one of the best times to explore the Land of Enchantment. Mild weather, beautiful sunny days, and fewer crowds make this time of year ideal. Winter can also be a lovely time to visit, especially if you don't mind braving some of the elements. Below we've listed some of our recommendations for things to do in New Mexico during the winter season:

  • Venture to the top of Sandia Peak via the Sandia Peak Tramway
  • Venture to Taos Ski Valley and take a ride on the Kachina Peak Chairlift, which will take you to an elevation of 12,450
  • Explore Ski Apache, which has 55 trails and is known to receive an average of 180 inches of snow annually
  • Try your hand at ice fishing in New Mexico when you visit places such as Lake Maloya or Lake Alice
  • Explore the town of Angel Fire, which is considered one of the best winter towns in New Mexico
  • Soak in a natural hot spring, such as Caliente Mineral Springs located in the town of Ojo Caliente
  • Enjoy some rich, warming hot chocolate from Kakawa Chocolate House in Santa Fe

 

Curious to learn more about our recommendations for winter in New Mexico? Check out our list of fun things to do in New Mexico in the winter.