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Capulin Volcano National Monument, New Mexico

Capulin Volcano National Monument is located on State Highway 325, 3 miles north of U.S. Highway 64/87.
Des Moines, NM 88418
Phone: (575) 278-2201
Description: Come view a dramatic landscape—a unique place of mountains, plains, and sky. Born of fire and forces continually reshaping the earth’s surface, Capulin Volcano provides access to nature’s most awe-inspiring work.
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Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico

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Nageezi, NM 87037
Phone: (505) 786-7014
Description: The park is located in northwestern New Mexico, between Albuquerque and Farmington, in a remote canyon cut by the Chaco Wash. Containing the most sweeping collection of ancient ruins north of Mexico, the park preserves one of the most important pre-Columbian cultural and historical areas in the United States.
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El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico

1900 E. Santa Fe Ave.
Grants, NM 87020
Phone: (505) 876-2783
Description: The richly diverse volcanic landscape of El Malpais offers solitude, recreation, and discovery. Explore cinder cones, lava tube caves, sandstone bluffs, and hiking trails. Wildlife abounds in the open grasslands and forests.
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El Morro National Monument, New Mexico

HC 61 Box 43
Ramah, NM 87321
Phone: (505) 783-4226
Description: Imagine the refreshment of finding water after days of dusty travel. A reliable waterhole hidden at the base of a sandstone bluff made El Morro (the headland) a popular campsite for hundreds of years. Here, Ancestral Puebloans, Spanish and American travelers carved over 2,000 signatures, dates, messages, and petroglyphs
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Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area, New Mexico

The New Mexico counties of Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, and Taos.
Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area, Inc
848 State Road 68
Alcalde, NM 87511
Phone: (505) 852-0030
Description: Stretching from Albuquerque to the Colorado border, the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area includes Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, and Taos counties. It encompasses a mosaic of cultures, including the Jicarilla Apache, eight Pueblo tribes, and the descendants of Spanish colonists who settled in the area beginning in 1598—a generation before the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock.
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Pecos National Historical Park, New Mexico

Pecos National Historical Park
Pecos, NM 87552
Phone: (505) 757-7241
Description: In the midst of piñon, juniper, and ponderosa pine woodlands of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains not far from Santa Fe, the remains of Indian pueblos stand as meaningful reminders of people who once prevailed. Pecos National Historical Park helps visitors explore the cultural exchange and geographic features that played such crucial roles in the rich history of the Pecos Valley.
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White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

nearby Alamogordo
Phone: (575) 479-6124
Description: Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world's largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, along with the plants and animals that live here.
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Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico

39201 New Mexico Highway 4
Jemez Springs, NM 87025
Phone: (575) 829-4100
Description: About 1.25 million years ago, a spectacular volcanic eruption created the 13-mile wide circular depression now known as the Valles Caldera. The preserve is known for its huge mountain meadows, abundant wildlife, and meandering streams. The area also preserves the homeland of ancestral native peoples and embraces a rich ranching history.
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