Explore the South2-3 day trips

Bosque del Apache

2 or 3 days trip

The famous Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, is the winter home of thousands of sandhill cranes, snow geese, ducks and other waterfowl.  The arrival of the sandhill cranes each year is celebrated by a 6-day festival each November.

https://www.newmexico.org/places-to-visit/regions/southwest/bosque-del-apache/

White Sands

2 or 3 days trip

Like No Place Else on Earth!

Rising from the heart of central New Mexico is one of the world’s great natural wonders – the glistening White Sands National Monument.

Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world’s largest gypsum dune field. An otherworldly landscape, directly escaped from a sci-fi universe…

https://www.nationalparks.org/explore-parks/white-sands-national-monument

Elephant Bute Lake

2 or 3 days trip

A day of relaxation on a flat boat… in high desert! 

Discover Elephant Butte Lake! One of the most visited state parks in New Mexico, popular because of its abundant water recreation and easy access, being enclosed by low, sandy hills.  The lake itself is named after a strangely-shaped remnant of an ancient volcano, now forming an island.

https://www.google.com/search?q=elephant+butte+lake&tbm=isch&source=univ&client=firefox-b-1-d&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjmlqaL9NjkAhWIJjQIHapEDMcQsAR6BAgHEAE&biw=1191&bih=787

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Chama Train

– Chama train tour Cumbres & Toltec (Late May to Late Oct)

Climb aboard the National Historic Landmark for a 64-mile day trip you’ll never forget. The coal-fired steam engine carries you through steep mountain canyons, high desert, and lush meadows as you zig zag between the Colorado and New Mexico border. Ride in the Victorian elegance of the deluxe parlor car or choose the budget-friendly coach car. Either way, a delicious buffet lunch is included.

https://cumbrestoltec.com/