Adventures New Mexico
Are you seeking wilderness, peace and quiet and the wonders of the ancients? New Mexico with it’s expanding views, mountains and desert valleys offers a respite from city life.
Aldo Leopold Wilderness has bragging rights to over 200 miles of wilderness hiking trails. Offering up walks through the woods, solace and adventure. The area is difficult to navigate other than on foot, it will take you off the beaten path and give you lots of time for reflection. If your heart aches for wilderness, you will find it here.
Scenic road highways are the easiest way to see the diversity of New Mexico. The Trail of the Mountain Springs drive is one of those experiences. Travel this road for the 72 mile journey one way. Experience the desert floor of the Mimbres Valley and travel up to the Gila Cliff Dwellings.
After a long day on the hiking trails or in the car the best way to cure those little aches and pains your body has is by visiting a natural hot springs and having a good soak. Melanie Hot Springs on the edge of the Gila River has several rock pools ranging in temperature between 98-102 F. It is a mile and a half hike from the road well worth the trek to soothe those muscles after a long day of adventure. Melanie Hot Springs is about 2 hours north of Silver City.
The Chacoan people were crazy about building roads. Hiking the New Roads to Ruins will take you along the ancient roads. The Chacoan people were big on ceremonies and built over 200 miles to help them to get there. The original roads were wider than two-lane highways.
Hiking along the ancient highway will take you off the current beaten path.
The Salmon Ruins in the four corners area is an archeological dig still being worked by scientist. Scientist have uncovered a 250 room great house, amazingly thousands of years old.
Sitting on the edge of Kutz Canyon is the Twin Angels Pueblo, a 17 room complex just a half a mile from the Aztec visitors center you will be filled with wonder and endless views of sagebrush.
Taking a Travel Adventure in New Mexico and you will find wilderness, evidence of ancient civilizations and see why people choose to live there.