9 Untamed Places In New Mexico You Need To Explore This Summer

Have you ever wondered what the world was like before the presence of humans? Obviously, it’s impossible to experience that. However, visiting our nation’s wilderness areas provides a taste of untamed and untouched land. If you’re tempted to veer off the beaten path this summer – and then keep going – consider visiting one of New Mexico’s pristine wilderness areas.

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Wilderness areas offer great hiking and horseback riding opportunities…if you’re well prepared. Most of these places provide no amenities so you need to bring everything with you. Access roads are often unpaved and may be challenging to traverse during winter or after heavy rain. Above all, leave no trace. The beauty of these places comes from the fact that they are wild and unspoiled by the impact of humans.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you may also enjoy our past article: “8 Incredible Places In New Mexico That Will Bring Out The Explorer In You.”