- Chaco Canyon Wander through the finely hewn sandstone ruins in Chaco Canyon and feel a mystic connection to Ancestral Puebloan cultures.
- Route 66 Fugitive remnants of signage once brightly painted, now barely visible on a crumbling adobe building in Cubero; the old Puerco bridge; a lunch joint in Gallup—these are a few of the fascinating relics of historic Route 66 that await you.
- Ancient Way Trail The Ancient Way Trail of NM 53 compresses many of northwestern New Mexico's scenic wonders into one journey Los Gigantes sandstone formations, ponderosa forest, El Malpais badlands, artisans along the trail—and then there's Zuni.
- Bisti Badlands Hoodoos and some of the strangest and most wonderful rock formations in the American Southwest can be found in this multicolored, crumbling landscape.
- Acoma This remarkably picturesque high-mesa landscape is the site of what many archaeologists agree is the oldest continually inhabited city in America.
FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More