New Mexico may seem like a desert to those who know little about this area of the United States, but it’s actually one of the most beautiful states in the whole country. It’s almost as if wherever you drive, nature is doing its best to offer gorgeous landscapes and inspiring vistas for your eyes to admire. So grab a car from Gurley Motors and check out these amazing places to visit in New Mexico!
White Sands – Who knew a desert could be so lovely to look upon? The combination of this 275-square-mile desert’s white sand and wave-like dunes gives it a truly, almost surreally peaceful appearance.
Tent Rocks – Around six or seven million years ago, volcanic eruptions deposited ash, pumice, and tuff deposits over 1,000 feet thick all over north-central New Mexico. The result is a trail of cone-shaped tent rock formations that are as unique as they are breathtaking.
Valles Caldera – Not everything in New Mexico is dry. This 89,000 acre National Preserve features expansive high mountain valleys and large elk herds. Located in the heart of one of just three super volcanoes in the U.S., there’s just no other place like it.
Carlsbad Caverns – The desert hides many things under its sand, including more than 119 known caves. One of the most incredible is Carlsbad Caverns, which features a natural limestone chamber almost 4,000 feet long!
Now don’t forget to stop by and visit New Mexico’s favorite dealership, Gurley Motor Co!