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ENCHANTING NEW MEXICO From white sands to towering peaks, New Mexico is a vibrant blend of three distinct cultures as varied as its landscape.

Welcome to New Mexico — Land of Enchantment

New Mexico is a state that’s landscape has changed little since it was initially settled. The northern plateau is still home to cattle ranches as it slopes south to the lower Pecos River valley with its wheat, barley and cotton fields. Carlsbad Caverns in the southernmost part of the state is one of the world’s largest cave. Vast forests of ponderosa pines, Douglas firs, junipers, and blue spruces shelter the foothills of the Mogollon Mountains. To the west lies a sprawling desert with the southern-most part of the southern-most Rocky Mountains. Preserved pueblos stand atop “Sky City” and Gila Cliff Dwelling National Monuments. Discover Taos and Santa Fe, which reside in the shadow of the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains. New Mexico destinations include national and state treasurers, Native American culture, and plenty of colorful festivals.

Capital: Santa Fe
Largest City: Albuquerque
Area: 121,593 sq mi
Major Rivers: Canadian, Pecos, Rio Grande, San Juan
Elevation: 13,161 ft at Wheeler Peak to 2,817 ft at Red Bluff Reservoir
Bird: Roadrunner
Flower: Yucca
Tree: Pinon
Motto: Crescit Eundo (It Grows as It Goes)
Song: “O Fair New Mexico”
Nickname: Land of Enchantment
State Travel Site: New Mexico

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