New Mexico is a huge state with many wonders to visit and not always known.
Entering from El Paso, Texas, and the first stop is the Carlsbad Caverns National Park, a World Heritage Site, they are caves that stretch up to 230 meters below the surface.
Arrived down there is the self-guided path along 1.6 km. A unique show, stalactites, and stalagmites at every corner seem to have ended up on the bottom of a fossilized prehistoric ocean.
Not every day you can visit this show because the caves are also the den of some fantastic animals, bats! When these little creatures go out in flight you cannot enter, on the other hand, you can attend a whole other show.
Next stop is the picturesque Roswell, twice named All-America city by the National Civic League, whose main attraction is the UFO Museum, a mecca for all the proponents of the extraterrestrial plot! Visitors can explore all the background of what happened in
Obviously, there is also a small store where you can find all the most absurd alien-themed things. Beyond this Roswell is a very welcoming town and the citizens are friendly and nice.
The shortstop in the jewel of the state, Santa Fè! The old capital, very typical, takes us back to the days of the far west, with its adobe buildings in the center that serves as an open-air museum. A lot of space is given to the local art of the Native Americans which also includes a museum and a special space in the main square used for the sale of jewelry and handicrafts. There are many churches including the cathedral of San Francesco. The first house and the first church built in the city are very informative and beautiful to see.
Rio Grande Mountains is another heritage of humanity, is located in Taos Pueblo. Considered the uninterruptedly inhabited community of the oldest United States. With paid entry, which helps to preserve the village, a guide from the tribe takes visitors around and explains the history and the ancient and current customs. Before leaving us, the girl also taught us some words in their mother tongue Tiwa.
The last stop Chaco Culture Historical National Park. Ruins of an ancient community that are divided between the top and the bottom of the canyon (so comfortable shoes and backpack on the shoulder), reachable in half an hour of the dirt road in the car (not always feasible). Very impressive, especially seen from the top of the canyon. At the visitor center the rangers involve visitors with practical explanations of what was the Chaco culture, it is possible to weave fabrics and sharpen arrowheads.