Federal and state lands offer an abundance of public hiking trails and campgrounds, and several Native American reservations and pueblos permit camping, hiking, hunting and fishing. The fishing season is year round for most waters, and offers the angler a wide variety from trout to catfish to northern pike, and many others.
The northern part of New Mexico offers land for sale in an area of high mountains and exciting activities. Whitewater rafting and skiing are popular in this area. The Rio Grande west of Taos is the river of choice for experienced whitewater enthusiasts, while those seeking a gentler ride prefer the Rio Chama. New Mexico offers eight alpine and three Nordic ski areas throughout the state for those who love winter sports.
When most people think of purchasing land for sale in New Mexico, they are thinking about the desert. But the desert isn’t everywhere. New Mexico also features several mountain ranges, rolling plains, and several sacred springs and world-renowned spas. Downtown Truth or Consequences sits atop a large natural aquifer that produces somewhat salty, odorless water ranging in temperature from 100-115 degrees Fahrenheit. Lots for sale in New Mexico near the Gila National Forest often have trees and plenty of shade.
Land in New Mexico is full of a stark beauty that has been an inspiration to many artists, including Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keefe. The arts community is thriving, and so are the many art galleries throughout the state. Santa Fe’s New Mexico Museum of Art is the home of over 20,000 works of art including the largest collection of Gustave Baumann on record and a collection by Georgia O’Keeffe.
New Mexico is full of historic sites and land once roamed by pioneers and Native American tribes is now available as acreage for sale in New Mexico. Don’t let your visit to New Mexico pass by without seeing the Aztec Ruins National Monument. Still considered sacred by many Southwestern tribes, the site provides visitors an intimate opportunity to explore the ancient Pueblo Structures. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument offers a glimpse of the homes and lives of the people who lived in the Gila Wilderness from the 1280s through the early 1300s. Petroglyph National Monument, near Albuquerque, protects a variety of cultural and natural resources including volcanoes, archeological sites and an estimated 20,000 carved images. Many of the images are recognizable as animals, people, brands and crosses; others are more complex.
New Mexico is truly an eye-opening place to spend time. Natural beauty, friendly service, unique culture, art colonies, and huge range of outdoor opportunities draw vacationers and new residents to this Land of Enchantment. Own your own piece of the adventure by investing in land for sale in New Mexico.