Earth & Sky in Southern New Mexico

  • Start: Silver City, New Mexico
  • End: Carlsbad, New Mexico
  • Last Modified: 2014-08-24 12:24:42
  • Total Mileage: 470 Miles
  • Number of stops: 22

Description

In southern New Mexico, things seem to center on either the earth or the sky. This trip covers both in equal measure, from the ancient aeries of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument to the ancient underground of Carlsbad Caverns. Highlights in between include Silver City, with its thriving arts and gallery scenes and its mining history; Deming of Silver Spike railroad fame; and Las Cruces, where the New Mexico State University is firmly rooted in earth thanks to its chili pepper institute and garden. The trip also takes in White Sands and Alamogordo, with their glistening snow-white dunes and hard rocket science, and Roswell, with its UFO “incident” and less-than-hard extraterrestrial science.

Stop #1:

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Silver City, New Mexico

Stop #2:

Gila National Forest
Silver City, New Mexico

Stop #3:

Gila Hot Springs Ranch
Gila, New Mexico

Stop #4:

Bear Mountain Lodge
Silver City, New Mexico

Stop #5:

Blue Dome Gallery
Silver City, New Mexico

Stop #6:

Silver City Museum
Silver City, New Mexico

Stop #7:

Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery
Silver City, New Mexico

Stop #8:

Deming Luna Mimbres Museum
Deming, New Mexico

Stop #9:

New Mexico State University Chile Pepper Institute
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Stop #10:

New Mexico State University Museum
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Stop #11:

New Mexico State University Botanical Gardens
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Stop #12:

Hotel Encanto
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Stop #13:

Hacienda RV Resort
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Stop #14:

Andele
Mesilla, New Mexico

Stop #15:

La Posta de Mesilla
Mesilla, New Mexico

Stop #16:

White Sands Missile Range Museum
White Sands, New Mexico

Stop #17:

White Sands National Monument
Alamogordo, New Mexico

Stop #18:

New Mexico Museum of Space History
Alamogordo, New Mexico

Stop #19:

International UFO Museum & Research Center
Roswell, New Mexico

Stop #20:

Big D's Downtown Dive
Roswell, New Mexico

Stop #21:

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Stop #22:

Carlsbad RV Park and Campground
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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