New Mexico National Parks and Other Local Attractions


Above: New Mexico National Parks: Carlsbad Caverns.

Photo: pictureninja.com




facts about New Mexico

1. New Mexico's official state flower is the Yucca.

2. New Mexico's official state tree is the Pinyon.

3. New Mexico's official state bird is the Roadrunner.

4. New Mexico has 39 state parks and one National Park. 

5. New Mexico is divided into six geographical regions: Northwest, North Central, Northeast, Central, Southwest and Southeast.

7. The five largest cities in New Mexico (by population size) are Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and Roswell, in that order.

8. Albuquerque is the only city in New Mexico with more than half a million people.




Below: The White Sands of Alamogordo is not listed among New Mexico National Parks, 

but is just as popular a destination as Carlsbad Caverns.  

Photo: oliverfluck.com



New Mexico Indian Tribes

  • Acoma
  • Apache
  • Athabaskan
  • Cochiti
  • Laguna
  • Picuris
  • Pueblo
  • Tewa
  • Ute
  • Zuni





Below: The awe-inspiring Cox Canyon Arch.

Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gr8sublime/220010252/


New Mexico national parks and State Parks


National Parks

  • Carlsbad Caverns


State Parks

  1. Bluewater Lake State Park
  2. Bottomless Lakes State Park
  3. Brantley Lake State Park
  4. Chicosa Lake State Park
  5. Cimarron Canyon State Park
  6. City of Rocks State Park
  7. Clayton Lake State Park
  8. Conchas Lake State Park
  9. Coyote Creek State Park
  10. Eastern New Mexico State Park
  11. El Vado Lake State Park
  12. Elephant Butte Lake State Park
  13. Fenton Lake State Park
  14. Harry McAdams State Park
  15. Heron Lake State Park
  16. Hyde Memorial State Park
  17. Kit Carson Memorial State Park
  18. Kit Carson State Park Cemetery Historical Marker
  19. Leasburg Dam State Park
  20. Living Desert State Park
  21. Manzano State Park
  22. Morphy Lake State Park
  23. Murphy Lake State Park
  24. Navajo Lake State Park
  25. Oasis State Park
  26. Pancho Villa State Park
  27. Red Rock State Park
  28. Rio Bravo State Park
  29. Rio Grande Gorge State Park
  30. Rock Hound State Park
  31. San Gabriel State Park
  32. Santa Fe River State Park
  33. Santa Rosa Lake State Park
  34. Senator Willie M Chavez State Park
  35. Spring Canyon State Park
  36. Storrie Lake State Park
  37. Sugarite Canyon State Park
  38. Sumner Lake State Park
  39. Ute Lake State Park




Below: The Painted Desert, Ghost Ranch.

Photo: campbellimages.photoshelter.com 


new mexico national parks 


Above: Battleship Rock.

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Above: Jemez Hot Springs.

Photo: http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/post/5-romantic-camping-spots/





Above: Spence Hot Springs. 

Photo: earthtraveling.com

 



Above: Red Rock State Park in Gallup. 

Photo: blaineharrington.photoshelter.com




Above: New Mexico National Parks - The remains of the original church at Taos Pueblo. 

Photo: https://s-media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/f7/5c/78/f75c7851061a1765d8cc9382c0e835d8.jpg




Above: Albuquerque. 

Photo: charterflightgroup.com





Above: Downtown Santa Fe. 

Photo: cutehoneyhoney.com





Above: New Mexico State University campus.

Photo: photoforum.com


 



Above: A freight train roars through central New Mexico under a fiery sky at sunset.

Photo: rytterfalk.com



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