Off the Beaten Path in New Mexico

Here is my list of somewhat understated activities in New Mexico that everyone should do at least once. I have purposely omitted the big touristy events and have instead included some of the smaller, more personal activities.


Go whitewater rafting through the Taos Box (click)

Go on a wild cave tour through Spider Cave (click)

Soak al natural in the Jemez Mountains hot springs (click)

Go on a ghost tour through Albuquerque's Old Town (click)

Try the Just Desserts cross-country ski fest at Enchanted Forest (click)

Experience the luminarias of Christmas eve at hidden neighborhoods and cemeteries (click)

Taste the harvest at El Rancho de las Golondrinas (click)

Explore the Tsankawi Ruins outlier of Bandelier National Monument (click)

Go cliff jumping or scuba diving at Blue Hole (click)

Ride the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad (click)

Go on a full moon hike at White Sands National Monument (click)

Wander through the miniature collection at Tinkertown Museum. (click)

Explore the cliff scripts at El Moro National Monument (click)

Get healed at the Sanctuario del Chimayo (click)