Here Are 9 Of New Mexico’s Tiniest Towns That Are Always Worth A Visit
Big cities may offer unlimited dining options, an exciting nightlife, and a wide range of events to attend, but if you want to see what life in a state is really like, visit the small towns! Today, we’re taking a look at 9 tiny towns to visit in New Mexico that are fun places for their attractions, natural surroundings, and historic significance.
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Are there any other tiny towns in New Mexico you would add to this list? What do you enjoy doing in your favorite little town or village? Share your thoughts!
Along with the best small towns in New Mexico, you can visit some of the state’s most unique spots that are unlike any other. Hatch, New Mexico certainly stands out from the rest because of its affinity for chile. It’s known as the “Chile Capital of the World” and the 1,600 residents embrace that to the fullest. Another, more well-known unique town in the Land of Enchantment is Roswell. If you’ve heard of Roswell, the first things that may come to mind when thinking about it are UFOs and aliens. The entire town has quirky extraterrestrial theming. UFO sightings are said to be common there, and you’ll just have to visit it for yourself to find out if they’re real.
What is the most scenic town in New Mexico?
Out of the many places to visit in New Mexico, you can’t go wrong with a scenic small town. A great example of such a town is Questa, New Mexico. Located in Taos County, this little village is surrounded by natural beauty and it’s a great escape for nature enthusiasts. Take nearby trails to the Rio Grande Gorge, fish in quiet, secluded lakes and streams, or camp at the primitive campsites. There is also a thriving art community in Questa on top of it all, making it a lovely place to look at and visit through and through.
What is the smallest town in New Mexico?
These towns are hidden gems in New Mexico, but you may be wondering if any of them are contenders for being the absolute tiniest towns in the state. In case you wanted to know, the tiniest town in New Mexico is Grenville. Located in Union County, it only had 38 residents as of the 2010 census and the current estimated population is even less than that. If you want to give it a visit, you’ll have to head up to the very northeast corner of the state. Here’s a fun fact: the town of Grenville, New Mexico was featured on a Saturday Night Live sketch in 1995.
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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