You really just can’t beat New Mexico! It is a gorgeous state. We chose to do Spring Break here because we LOVE to visit National Parks every summer but I just don’t want to do it in 100 degree weather. We headed down in March hoping for some warm but not sweltering temps.
Our state line sign stop was on Hwy 285 coming back from Guadaloupe Mountains National Park, heading north. We had already gotten a New Mexico state line stop from National Park Trip Season 1 but we didn’t have one with dad in it. So we stopped. So glad we did. I love it!
Our National Park Itinerary in New Mexico includes the following stops
(please hover over each for a link to that particular blog post)
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Capulin Volcano National Monument
Santa Fe Trail – Western Terminus for the Junior Wagon Master Booklet
Traveling through New Mexico should always include a visit to Roswell, New Mexico!
Who doesn’t love being creeped out by the thought of alien encounters?
We stopped in Roswell to stretch our legs and see if we would have any encounters? We stopped at the Space Alien Museum and walked around. We watched a short film on interviews from people that witnessed the Roswell encounter. We then headed out into the town to see what else we could find.
This town is great! Everything is alien themed, right down to the light posts. 1/2 block east of the museum is a little gift shop with a black light tour that the kids thought was pretty groovy, it was cheap enough and they enjoyed it so I would say do it. We got some souvenirs and headed down the road.
A good place to get out and spend 1-2 hours if you are on your way to Carlsbad and need to take a short break.
Until the next encounter.