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Capulin Volcano National Monument Park

Rank: 271 3 Activites Email: CAVO_interp@nps.gov Distance: 11.47 miles

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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Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge Park

3 Activites Phone: (505)-375-2331 Email: fw2_rw_maxwell@fws.gov Distance: 39.31 miles

Located in the high central plains of northeastern New Mexico, Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1965 as a feeding and resting area for migratory birds. Over 350 acres of the Refuge are planted with wheat, corn, barley, and alfalfa to provide food for resident and migratory wildlife. Visitors may see bald and golden eagles, falcons, hawks, sandhill cranes, ducks, white pelicans,...

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Trinidad Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (719)-846-7990 Distance: 51.41 miles

This lake impounds the Purgatoire river in south-central Colorado. It provides 584 surface acres of water for recreation and flood control.

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Santa Fe Trail National Park

Phone: (719)-336-3483 Email: nmvic@raton.com Distance: 65.07 miles

One of America's first great trade routes, the Santa Fe Trail was critical to our country's westward expansion. Visit historic sites and landmarks like Bent's Fort, Trinidad, Raton Pass, Cimarron, Fort Union, Pecos, Point of Rocks, and Santa Fe. Enjoy spectacular scenery, from rugged mountains to the plains.

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Santa Fe Trail - New Mexico National Park

Phone: (800)-733-6396 Email: nmvic@raton.com Distance: 65.07 miles

The Santa Fe Trail, one of America's first great trade routes, was critical to our nation's westward expansion. Visit historic sites and landmarks such as Raton Pass, Cimarron, and Santa Fe. Enjoy spectacular scenery, from rugged mountains to the grama-buffalo grass on the plains east of the Sangre de Cristos.

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Fort Union National Monument Park

Rank: 349 2 Activites Phone: (505)-425-8025 Email: foun_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 74.82 miles

Exposed to the wind, within a sweeping valley of short grass prairie, amid the swales of the Santa Fe Trail, lie the territorial-style adobe remnants of the largest 19th century military fort in the region. For forty years, 1851-1891, Fort Union functioned as an agent of political and cultural change, whether desired or not, in New Mexico and throughout the Southwest.

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Sabinoso Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Phone: (575)-758-8851 Email: ttorres@blm.gov Distance: 77.08 miles

The Sabinoso Wilderness now contains a total of 16,030 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 2009 the Sabinoso Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an ag...

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Spanish Peaks Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 79.70 miles

The Spanish Peaks Wilderness now contains a total of 17,855 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Colorado. In 2000 the Spanish Peaks Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age o...

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Wheeler Peak Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 85.08 miles

The Wheeler Peak Wilderness now contains a total of 19,661 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1964 the Wheeler Peak Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age o...

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Conchas Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (505)-868-2221 Distance: 86.61 miles

Petroglyphs indicate early cultures near here. 34 mi NW of Tucumari on NM 104.

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Latir Peak Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 90.17 miles

The Latir Peak Wilderness now contains a total of 20,000 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1980 the Latir Peak Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "....

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Wild Rivers Recreation Area National Park

6 Activites Phone: (575)-758-8851 Email: ttorres@blm.gov Distance: 99.32 miles

The Rio Grande Gorge is a rugged, steep-walled canyon that cuts into the volcanic plateaus of north-central New Mexico. The Wild Rivers Recreation Area provides splendid views into this 800-foot-deep gorge. Most visitor facilities are located along the rim, but several trails provide access to the river and to facilities located within the gorge.

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Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

Rank: 314 3 Activites Phone: (719)-383-5010 Email: beol_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 100.71 miles

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site features a reconstructed 1840s adobe fur trading post on the mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail where traders, trappers, travelers, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes came together in peaceful terms for trade. Today, living historians recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of the past with guided tours, demonstrations and special events.

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Orilla Verde Recreation Area National Park

8 Activites Phone: (575)-758-8851 Email: ttorres@blm.gov Distance: 104.83 miles

Orilla Verde Recreation Area, nestled along the banks of the Rio Grande, offers visitors a wide variety of recreational opportunities. All facilities are located along the Rio Grande within the steep-walled Rio Grande Gorge. Because of the dramatic changes in elevation and the diversity of plant life, Orilla Verde draws many species of animals, including raptors (such as eagles and hawks), songbir...

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Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (505)-425-3581 Email: null Distance: 104.89 miles

With the Rocky Mountains to the west, the Great Plains to the east, and the Chihuahuan Desert to the south, Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge encompasses a diversity of habitats. Located along the Central Flyway, the Refuge provides an important resting, feeding, and wintering area for migrating geese, ducks, and cranes. Las Vegas NWR rests on a plateau in the foothills with the Rocy Mounta...

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Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 105.44 miles

The Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness now contains a total of 22,040 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Colorado. In 1993 the Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. I...

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Pecos Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 110.22 miles

The Pecos Wilderness now contains a total of 223,333 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1964 the Pecos Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increas...

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John Martin Reservoir National Park

8 Activites Phone: (719)-336-3476 Distance: 112.02 miles

A portion of the Santa Fe Trail is preserved for visitor viewing. From Las Animas, 15 mi E on US 50 to Hasty, 2 mi So on county road 260.

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Santa Fe National Forest Park

8 Activites Email: sfnfpao@fs.fed.us Distance: 114.89 miles

Rising from deserts, meadows and grasslands, the mesas, canyons and peaks of the Santa Fe National Forest are a place for re-creation. Whether gathering of families or gathering pinon nuts and firewood, the forest is a "querencia" - a special place. The past meets the present in this environment where year-round day-use, water focused recreation and trail opportunities offer a refuge of cool mount...

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Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (719)-589-4021 Email: alamosa@fws.gov Distance: 117.41 miles

Alamosa and Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) are found in the heart of the Colorado's San Luis Valley. Alamosa NWR includes 11,169 acres of wetlands of various depths and sizes located primarily within the Rio Grande River flood plain. The natural wet meadows, river oxbows, and riparian corridors support high wildlife diversity including songbirds, water birds, raptors, deer, beaver, an...

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Rank: 164 7 Activites Phone: (719)-378-6399 Email: grsa_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 117.92 miles

The tallest dunes in North America are the centerpiece in a diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. Experience this diversity through hiking, sand sledding, splashing in Medano Creek, wildlife watching, and more!

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Carson National Forest Park

10 Activites Email: mailroom_r3_carson@fs.fed.us Distance: 118.78 miles

Recreation OpportunitiesThe Carson National Forest offers unlimited recreational opportunities in any season. The magnificent mountain scenery and cool summer temperatures lure vacationers to enjoy the peace and quiet, for fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking. Winter activities include skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.Wilderness Areas on the Carson National Forest. Outfitter-Guide Program Ana...

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Santa Rosa Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (505)-472-3115 Distance: 119.64 miles

Impounds the Pecos River approximately 121 mi E of Albuquerque. Follow direction signs through city of Santa Rosa to lake. The visitor center contains an interesting display on project area.

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Great Sand Dunes Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 121.70 miles

The Great Sand Dunes Wilderness now contains a total of 33,549 acres and is managed by the National Park Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Colorado. In 1976 the Great Sand Dunes Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude...

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Santa Cruz Lake Recreation Area National Park

8 Activites Phone: (575)-758-8851 Email: ttorres@blm.gov Distance: 121.75 miles

Thirty miles north of Santa Fe, NM , the snow-fed waters of the Rio del Medio and the Rio Frijoles begin a 2,000-mile journey and a 7,000-foot descent to the Gulf of Mexico. For a time they gather at Santa Cruz Lake at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Chimayo, behind the 125-foot Santa Cruz Dam. Built in 1929 by the Santa Cruz Irrigation District, the dam is 535 feet across and ...

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