New Mexico National Parks

New Mexico National Parks:

Carlsbad National Park is in the Chihuahuan Desert of the Guadalupe Mountains. The caverns have gigantic subterranean chambers, fantastic cave formations, and extraordinary features. Watching the mass exodus of thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats at dusk is a site to behold. For us, an even more impressive bat experience, is in the wee hours of the morning. Your ears are the first of your senses to experience the bats returning to the cavern.

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM: The Natural Entrance is impressive. It is a steep 79 story switchback trek. This is also where the bats enter and leave the cavern.
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM: Left Hand Tunnel trek by candlelight.
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM: Big Horn Sheep

White Sands National Monument is nestled in the Tularosa basin the Chihuahuan Desert in New Mexico. The white sand is beautiful and never gets hot. This is the largest gypsum dunefield in the world.

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White Sands National Monument, NM
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White Sands National Monument, NM
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White Sands National Monument, NM

Petroglyph National Monument located in West Mesa of the Rio Grande Valley in Albuquerque, New Mexico, contain over 24,000 images pecked into stone.

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Albuquerque, NM: Petroglyph National Monument
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Albuquerque, NM: Petroglyph National Monument

Bandelier National Monument is located near Los Alamos in New Mexico. This is a site where ancestral Pueblo People once lived.

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Los Alamos, NM: Bandelier National Monument. Pueblo Cliff dwellings.
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Los Alamos, NM: Bandelier National Monument. Climb to Alcove House, Ceremonial Cave.
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Los Alamos, NM: Bandelier National Monument. Inside Alcove House, Ceremonial Cave.

Pecos National Historic Park located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Glorieta Mesa in Pecos, New Mexico. This is a place where hunters, gatherers, traders, conquerors, explorers, immigrants, soldiers, ranchers, and tourists passed.

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Pecos, NM: Pecos National Historical Park. The Pecos and the Franciscan friars build the adobe mission.
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Pecos, NM: Pecos National Historical Park. We are inside a kiva.

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