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New Mexico National Parks

Aztec Ruins National Monument

Designated a World Heritage Site, monument preserves structures and artifacts of a 12th century Pueblo Indian community.

Bandelier National Monument

The ruins of many cliff houses of 13th-century Pueblo Indians can be seen on the slopes of the Pajarito Plateau.

Capulin Volcano National Monument

This symmetrical cinder cone is an interesting example of a geologically recent inactive volcano.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Established to preserve Carlsbad Cavern and numerous other caves within a Permian-age fossil reef, the park contains more than 85 known caves.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Features 13 major archeological sites that represent the highest point of Pueblo pre-Columbian civilization.

El Camino Real de Los Tejas National Historic Trail

Come on a journey that will carry you through 300 years of Texas and Louisiana frontier settlement and development.

El Malpais National Monument

Outstanding volcanic area, featuring spatter cones, a 17-mile-long lava tube system, and ice caves. Area also rich in Pueblo Indian history.

El Morro National Monument

Features "Inscription Rock," a soft sandstone monolith that rises 200 feet above the valley floor and includes hundreds of carved inscriptions.

Fort Union National Monument

During it s forty-year history, three different forts were built on this site -- a key supply point on the Santa Fe Trail.

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Features well-preserved Indian cliff dwellings that were inhabited from the 1280s through the early 1300s.

Northern Rio Grand National Heritage Area

This area encompasses a mosaic of cultures, including the Jicarilla Apache, 8 Pueblo tribes, and the descendants of Spanish colonists who settled in the area beginning in 1598, a generation before the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock.It encompasses a mosaic of cultures, including the Jicarilla Apache, 8 Pueblo tribes, and the descendants of Spanish colonists who settled in the area beginning in 1598, a generation before the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock.

Old Spanish National Historic Trail

Take a journey across the Southwest on the Old Spanish National Historic Trail between Santa Fe and Los Angeles for history, culture, and scenic beauty.

Pecos National Historical Park

Preserves 10,000 years of history, including the pueblo of Pecos, two Spanish Colonial Missions, Santa Fe Trail sites and the site of the Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass.

Petroglyph National Monument

More than 15,000 prehistoric and historic Native American and Hispanic petroglyphs stretch 17 miles along Albuquerque's West Mesa escarpment.

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Preserves four of six surviving 17th-century mission churches in the US and three of the largest Pueblo Indian villages, which date back at least 7,000 years.

Santa Fe National Historic Trail

Take a journey between western Missouri and Santa Fe on the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. You'll find adventure and evidence of past travelers who made this remarkable trip before you!

White Sands National Monument

Preserves a portion of the world's largest gypsum dunefield, along with the plants and animals that have adapted to this environment.

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