New Mexico’s snow-capped mountain peaks, turquoise skies and fascinating culture make it a lesser-visited gem. Its unique history and population, a triumvirate of Anglos, Hispanics and Native Americans, define the character of New Mexico and influence everything from its food and architecture to the arts.
Surprisingly mountainous, New Mexico sees a good amount of snow in the winter particularly at higher elevations. Christmas in Santa Fe and Taos with their celebrations and piñon fires can be a wonderful time to visit. Driving the high road between these towns, passing through hilltop pueblos with small churches and adobe houses, can feel like a step back in time.
Visiting Taos Pueblo, the oldest continually inhabited settlement in the United States, or Chaco Canyon, a fascinating collection of Puebloan ruins, provides a unique insight into this country’s pre-colonial history. For more modern intrigue, look no further than the UFO landings at Roswell or the long-kept secret birthplace of the atomic bomb at Los Alamos.
We’ve included examples of New Mexico road trips below, but contact one of our Destination Specialists to begin planning your own custom New Mexico luxury travel.