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Day Trips & Places to Visit
in and Around
Southwest New Mexico

Woman walking across a bridge at the Cat Walk
The Cat Walk,
Gila National Forest, NM

Day trip - Cat Walk in the Gila National Forest

Cat Walk,
Gila National Forest, NM

Great day trip, not too far from Silver City, NM. Lots of hiking, bring some good shoes, water and snacks. Plan on 4 to 5 hours to hike up and back.
Motocross racers at the Chupacabra desert race in Gallup, NM

Chupacabra Desert Race in Gallup, NM

Dirt bike riders from all over converge on the small city of Gallup to compete in the annual Chupacabra 100 desert race. Lots of dusty fun!

Dripping Springs day trip idea near Las Cruces, NM

Dripping Springs,
Las Cruces, NM

Ten minutes out of the city, and like another world. The Organ mountains are breathtaking up this close. Great hiking trails with lots of wildlife and beautiful vegetation, especially in the spring after a rain.

 
La Llorona Park in Las Cruces, NM

La Llorona Park,
Las Cruces, NM

Located on the Rio Grande river, at the bridge on Picacho Avenue. There is a playground for the children, picnic areas for BBQ's and lots of fishing posibilities. Take a stroll down the path or sit in the shade of a big Cottonwood tree.

Las Cruces Farmer's Market

Farmers and Crafts Market,
Las Cruces, NM

The Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market is ranked number one in New Mexico and eighth in the nation! Local farmers and craft artists congregate on the downtown mall, every Wednesday and Saturday morning.

Daytrip - Leasburg State Park Dam

Leasburg Dam State Park, Leasburg, NM

The Leasburg Dam State Park is a great place to go for a Sunday outing and only about 15 miles North of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Mineral display at the Silver City Gem and Mineral Show

Gem & Mineral Show,
Silver City, NM

Interesting show with lots of rocks, geodes, crystals, beads, fossils and much more.

Day trip idea - White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Worlds largest gypsum dune field. Load up the kids and slide down the snow-white dunes or take your sweetie on a romantic moon-lit stroll, this place is absolutely amazing!

Other interesting day trips coming soon:

Ruidoso
Aguirre Springs
Afton Lava Flow
The Gila National Forest
Snow Lake
And many many more

     

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