New Mexico is filled with hidden gems just dying to be discovered by tourists and locals alike. Luckily, these six beautiful nature spots in New Mexico are that much easier to find thanks to the list below. You won't regret packing your bags and visiting somewhere you've never been before.

Santa Fe Baldy

Price: 💸

Address: Santa Fe County, NM

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel as though you're floating above the gorgeous, fluffy clouds.

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Diablo Canyon

Price: Free

Address: Old Buckman Rd., Santa Fe, NM

Why You Need To Go: This stunning canyon is the perfect spot to go hiking, especially in nice weather.

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Santa Cruz Lake Recreation Area

Price: $5

Address: County Road 98A Espanola, NM

Why You Need To Go: Going swimming while enjoying incredible mountain views is a rare combination, but you can come out and experience it here.

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Plaza Blanca

Price: Free

Address: Plaza Blanca Rd., Abiquiu, NM

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you're surrounded by snow-covered rocks during a time of year where snow is impossible to come by.

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Jemez Springs

Price: 💸💸

Address: Jemez Springs, NM

Why You Need To Go: These hot springs can be enjoyed year-round and will exfoliate your skin, unlike any spa can.

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Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area

Price: 💸

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Why You Need To Go: You can find a literal "alien throne" here. Spooky!

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We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.


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