New Mexico


The State of New Mexico is located in the southwestern region of United States. It became a U.S. territory in 1850 and was admitted to the Union, as a state, in 1912. The capital is Santa Fe and Albuquerque is the largest city.

Outdoor sports are very popular in New Mexico, including fishing, boating, water skiing, hiking and camping.


New Mexico



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New Mexico map




San Francisco de Asís Mission Church, in Ranchos de Taos. It was built between 1772 and 1816 when New Mexico was part of the Vice-Royalty of New Spain. The mission at Ranchos de Taos was established in the early 18th century.




Ski resorts


Balloon Fiesta


Santa Fe museum






Monument Valley




Space Ground Link Terminal


Pilgrimage in Mount Cristo Rey, in Sunland Park, New Mexico, near El Paso, Texas. The annual pilgrimage is held on the last Sunday of October each year.


Mount Cristo Rey


White Sands Ground Terminal (WSGT) near Las Cruces, New Mexico, was chosen as the location for the first Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS), . It was built in the 1970s and 1980s. By the late 1990s, all Tracking and Data Relay Satellite Systems operations were controlled from WSGT (NASA).


Tyuonyi Village


Tyuonyi Village from the Frey Trail, New Mexico. It is only one of several large pueblos located within Bandelier National Monument. Ancestral Pueblo people lived across the Pajarito Plateau and had cultural links with the people of Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon (photo by Sally King).


Santa Fe


Hiking at sunset along the Alkali Flat trail, in White Sands National Park.


Hot-air balloons, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, New Mexico.

Below, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, in Santa Fe.


Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus), in New Mexico. It is a large owl native to the America.


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New Mexico


Santa Fe, the state capital (photo Tourism Santa Fe).









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