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Tourism in Central New Mexico

On your non-flying days, New Mexico has many things to do and see whether you are seeking an adventure or simply looking to entertain the family:

Local Attractions Museums and Biopark in Albuquerque: Other in Albuquerque Hiking day trips
  • Santa Fe Ski Area: Lake Peak (0.5 1 day), Nambe Lake (0.5 1 day), Santa Fe Baldy (1 very long day)
  • Manzano Mtns: 4th of July Campground, Albuquerque Loop
  • Sandia Mountains: Tree Spring Trail, North Crest Trail, 10k Trail, plus many many more Click here for more information.
  • Pecos Wilderness:
Flyfishing day trips nearby
  • Pecos River (lower and upper) - north of Pecos, NM. Contains some special trout waters
  • Jemez River - north of Jemez Springs, NM
  • East Fork Jemez (lower and upper) - north of Jemez Springs, NM. Popular to hike upstream from Battleship Rock. The more you hike, the more fun the fishing can be. When you are up in the canyon on this stream, you're guaranteed to forget that there is desert nearby.
  • San Antonio (lower and upper) - north of Jemez Springs, NM. The far northen portion of this stream is a rough drive, but is rewarding in that the meadow fishing is nice.
  • Guadalupe - west of Jemez Springs, NM. Contains a trophy Trout section.
  • Comanche Creek - feeds the Guadalupe, fun little creek to fish in a large meadow
  • The San Juan - northwest New's a long drive, but it's world-famous
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Salinas National Monument (Native American Ruins)
  • Abo
  • Quarai
  • Gran Quivera (on the way to Claunch, a favorite Moriarty turnpoint)
National Parks/Monuments Skiing (winter only, of course!)
This page last updated on: Nov 07 2007