The American West is known for its stunning scenery, including the amazing New Mexico Mountains. Given the options, it was hard to pick the best mountains in New Mexico, so we are just going to try and provide some standouts for your perusal.
New Mexico tourism is full of wonderful attractions, including museums, art galleries, shopping and dining. If you are planning a visit specifically to visit some of the area’s mountains, check with the agency that manages the mountain and its surrounding area. The agency can inform you about opportunities for hiking, fishing, and camping. It can also offer warnings about any dangers, such as lightning or wild animals.
1. Wheeler Peak: Part of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, this is the highest point in New Mexico, with an elevation of over 13,000 feet. This mountain is part of Carson National Forest and is managed by the National Forest Service. The area is teaming with wildlife. Camping, fishing, and bird watching are only a few of the activities available in the area.
2. Sandia Mountains: Just outside of Albuquerque, the Sandia Mountains provide incredible views and 10,600 foot peaks. These mountains provide plenty of hiking trails, but many tourists make use of the Aerial Tramway which provides a safe climb of 2.7 miles above ground.
3. Pajarito Mountain: Those who enjoy mountain sports, including biking and skiing, may wish to check out Pajarito Mountain, located on the eastern slope of New Mexico’s Jemez Mountain Range. Activities take place on a privately owned area which is open to the public..
4. Magdalena Mountains: The Magdalena Mountains got their name from a lava formation on one of the mountain’s peaks. The formation reportedly resembled the face of St. Mary Magdalene. The area offers opportunities for hiking and hunting, and there is even a Mountain Ropes Challenge Course available for group and individual use.
5. Mount Taylor: Mount Taylor is actually an old volcano that now provides opportunities for hiking and backcountry skiing. Hikers report that the trails aren’t particularly challenging, so a visit here might be a good idea for beginners and those who prefer to concentrate on the beautiful scenery.
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