If you’ve ever driven on one of the desolate state routes west of Carlsbad, you know it feels like being in the middle of nowhere — and it is. But if you drive down State Route 137 for about an hour, you’ll encounter a peaceful oasis so pretty, you might think you’re hallucinating. But Sitting Bull Recreation Area is very real, and it’s very worth checking out.

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Have you ever enjoyed an up-close-and-personal look of Sitting Bull Falls? Add this desert oasis to your spring and summer bucket list. And if you’re as obsessed with these peaceful natural wonders as we are, check out this weekend itinerary that takes you to seven of New Mexico’s waterfalls.

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