Northern New Mexico, NM

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Discover deep red desert landscapes, rugged Rocky Mountain terrain, historic native pueblos and a remote state park in the northern part of this southern state.

Northern New Mexico promises beautiful natural scenery, cultural attractions and a history rich in tradition. Visit pueblo sites, trek across wide open plains bordered by steep canyons and explore abandoned mining towns.

Throughout its history, the area has served as a trade route as well as the home to Native American tribes such as the Navajos. At the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, experience the living Native American community of Taos Pueblo, which has been continuously inhabited for almost 1,000 years. While here, take the opportunity to buy pottery and jewelry crafted by local artisans.

Head to Chama, a town in the Rocky Mountains known for stunning views and outdoor adventure activities. Go fishing, river rafting and hiking along the trails. Camp out overnight to star gaze at the Milky Way. Take a steam train excursion from Chamas train depot to Antonito, Colorado. Along the way, watch reenactments on this living history museum railroad.

Explore the area around the resort town of Red River to discover the history of a mountain mining town. Visit the Red River Ski & Summer Area for downhill snow sports in the winter and a mountaintop disc golf course in the summer.

The small town of Ojo Caliente near the Rio Grande River is known for its hot springs. The Native Americans of the region considered Ojo’s water to be sacred. At the resort and spa here, soak in the healing mineral waters, experience a mud treatment that is said to rejuvenate your skin and enjoy a roaring fire at night beside a private pool.

Find secluded hiking paths and quiet river banks trails at the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Nearby is Rio Grande Gorge, a deep canyon carved through layers of volcanic rock.

Fly into Albuquerque International Sunport or the airport at Santa Fe. The best way to get around northern New Mexico is by car. The roads are well maintained and spacious, perfect for a relaxing drive through beautiful scenery. Parking is also free in most towns and attractions.

From the towering Rocky Mountains to hiking trails along dramatic gorges to Native American cultural sites, northern New Mexico has a diverse range of attractions.

The Querque Hotel
The Querque Hotel
3 out of 5
1760 Menaul Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $99 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in Northeast Heights, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, and Tricklock Company. University ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (23 reviews)
"The place was good but neighborhood is not a good area. Close from Airport and convenient to get on highways."

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

The Querque Hotel
The Lodge at Santa Fe
The Lodge at Santa Fe
3.5 out of 5
744 Calle Mejia, Santa Fe, NM
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $129 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located near the slopes, this Santa Fe hotel is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of The Harrell House of Natural Oddities and Bug Museum, Railyard ...
3.7/5 Good! (951 reviews)
"This property is a little remote and there is no restaurant on site which is inconvenient. The staff was very friendly and accommodating."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

The Lodge at Santa Fe
Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel
Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel
3 out of 5
54 Jemez Canyon Dam Rd, Bernalillo, NM
The price is $129 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Santa Ana Star Casino and Santa Ana Golf Club. Coronado Historic Site and J&R Vintage ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (3,039 reviews)
"They are always a pleasure to stay with. The staff is very accommodating and hotel is so clean. Love it!"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque Airport
Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque Airport
3 out of 5
1520 Sunport Pl Se, Albuquerque, NM
The price is $93 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of The Pit, Championship Golf Course at the University of New Mexico, and Puerto Del Sol Golf ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (989 reviews)
"The front desk did not show the easiest way to get to our room."

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque Airport
Home2 Suites by Hilton Albuquerque/Downtown-University
Home2 Suites by Hilton Albuquerque/Downtown-University
3 out of 5
1660 University Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM
The price is $118 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in the heart of Albuquerque, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico Campus Observatory, and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (876 reviews)
"Great place for an extended stay if you have a loved one at UNM."

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Albuquerque/Downtown-University
Alpine Village Suites
Alpine Village Suites
3.5 out of 5
100 Thunderbird Rd, Taos Ski Valley, NM
The price is $115 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
Located in the heart of Taos Ski Valley, this spa aparthotel is steps from Taos Ski Valley, Carson National Forest, and Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area. Williams ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (304 reviews)
"Perfect location, staff helpful, easy parking"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Alpine Village Suites
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