About New Mexico USA

A brief overview of the “Land of Enchantment” in the southwestern United States

About New Mexico

Getting Around NM

New Mexico Statistics, Facts and Figures

Population: 1,874,614 (2003 estimate)
Land Area: 121,666 square miles (fifth in size among the US states)
Highest Point: Wheeler Peak, northeast of Taos 13,161 feet
Lowest Point: Red Bluff Reservoir, along the Texas border 2,842 feet
Statehood Day: Jan 6, 1912 (47th State)
State Capital: Santa Fe
State Flower: Yucca
State Tree: Piñon
State Bird: Roadrunner
State Aircraft: Hot Air Balloon
State Cookie: Bizcochito
State Arts Agency: New Mexico Arts remote

New Mexico Elected Officials


Susana Martinez (R) remote site

US Senators

Martin Heinrich remote site

Tom Udall remote site

US Representatives

Michelle Luján Grisham remote site

Ben R. Luján remote site

Steve Pearce remote site

Links to other New Mexico Web Sites remote site

The Best Overview Sites

www.newmexico.org remote Official site of the NM Department of Tourism

New Mexico Magazine remote More than 10,000 links—categorized & easy to use!


The Santa Fe New Mexican remote Daily

THE Magazine remote Contemporary visual arts info

The Taos News remote Thursdays

Albuquerque Journal remote Daily

Other Sites

A Catalog of New Mexico Land For Sale remote

Christ in the Desert Monastery remote

Metro New Mexico Development Alliance remote Economic development info

New Mexico Lodging Association remote

Ski New Mexico remote

State of New Mexico Government Information remote

Links to New Mexico Maps on the Web

Maps of New Mexico remote Detailed maps provided by the NM Department of Tourism

Topographical maps remote for places around New Mexico

Driving from place to place in New Mexico

Milage Chart

Touring New Mexico

Traveling time between Albuquerque and Santa Fe is about an hour if you take Interstate 25; Santa Fe to Taos averages nearly two hours. Travel plans between places should be loosely structured to allow for adventure and road side stops. New Mexico offers magnificent landscape, colors and even tremendous storms, so pull off the road occasionally just for fun. Consider traveling via one of the many "scenic" routes or a visit to area attractions.

The Lightning Field article A major icon of conceptual art

RojoTours pic will help with customized vacation planning for groups or individuals

As you travel northern New Mexico, you will notice signs to the various Indian Pueblos or villages—nineteen in all. If you wish to stop at a pueblo, please ask if the pueblo is open to visitors on that particular day. Pueblos invite the public on special Feast Days.

Check our Events at the Indian Pueblos article to see when these Feast Days occur.

LAST MODIFIED February 11, 2013

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