6 Reasons to Visit New Mexico

New Mexico – the land of enchantment and the fifth largest state in the USA is a photographers paradise. Here are 6 reasons to visit New Mexico: stunning landscapes, Americana, amazing small towns, beautiful churches, Route 66 and big skies. 

Join this photographic journey through the state. Enjoy browsing!

Reasons to visit New Mexico: Stunning Landscapes

Much of New Mexico is desert. The roads through the desert make this state perfect for road trips. Here are three wonderful landscapes which show what New Mexico has to offer.

6 reasons to visit new Mexico Shiprock New Mexico Dawn

Shiprock New Mexico

Bisti Badlands New Mexico

Bisti Badlands

White sands New Mexico

White Sands

Reasons to visit New Mexico: Pure Americana

Old cars, motels and gas stations from an era long gone. 

Americana - Old Truck and Gas Sign

Americana – Old Truck and Gas Sign

Old Car New Mexico

Old Car

San Jon New Mexico

San Jon

Reasons to visit New Mexico: Amazing Small Towns

The great thing about New Mexico’s small towns is that many are off the beaten track. Most visitors to the US don’t get to Winston or Chloride. A few more make it to Santa Rosa on Route 66, and Alamagordo close to White Sands.

Alamagordo at Dawn Pink sky

Alamagordo at Dawn

Santa Rosa New Mexico

Santa Rosa

Chloride New Mexico

Choride

Winston General Store Storm Clouds

Winston General Store

Reasons to visit New Mexico: Spectacular Churches

The churches of New Mexico are simply beautiful. It goes without saying that they are sacred places, and many are on sacred land. So if you visit be respectful and check with local people whether they are happy for you to be there, especially if you are taking photographs.

White Church - Indian Pueblo

White Church – Indian Pueblo

Church, Socorro at night

Church, Socorro

Taos New Mexico

Taos New Mexico

Reasons to visit New Mexico: Route 66 Neon

New Mexico is one of the eight states along Route 66, or at least once along Route 66. The Blue Swallow Motel has legendary status. There is no better example of a 1950’s motel anywhere in the US. The Route 66 Diner in Albuquerque is another example of wonderful neon.

Blue Swallow Motel Tucumcari

Blue Swallow Motel Tucumcari

Route 66 Diner Albuquerque

Route 66 Diner Albuquerque

Reasons to visit New Mexico: Big Skies

Panoramic lanscapes, desert scenes and big skies. Because New Mexico is so sparsely populated you cannot miss vistas like this one. Pure escapism.

Big Sky New Mexico

Big Sky 1

Big Sky Stormcloud New Mexico

Big Sky 2

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