You will never run out of things to do while you are on a camping trip in New Mexico. Water sports, snow activities, sky-high adventures, recreation and fitness—this place is just overflowing with fun activities! But before you go pack your Coleman camping equipment and outdoor camping tents, be sure to plan properly for the activities you intend to do while you are here so you will be able to make the most out of your vacation. Here are some of the exciting outdoor activities you can enjoy while on a camping trip in New Mexico.
Skiing and Snowboarding
Snow sports like skiing and snowboarding are often the highlight of people’s vacation to this place. Since New Mexico has lots of high mountains, you can enjoy exciting downhill and cross-country skiing adventures during the winter season. One of the most fantastic ski resorts in this place is Angelfire, which is just less than a half hour from Taos.
You can’t say you’ve been to New Mexico if you haven’t tried whitewater rafting in the wild rapids of the famous Rio Grande Gorge or the calm tides of Rio Chama Rivers. Rio Grande is where you will see some of the most beautiful sights you will ever get to see in your lifetime. It boasts of incredible landscapes, towering cliffs, and plunging canyons that you would never get tired of looking at.
If you are not afraid of heights, good for you because you will surely be missing a lot of things if you do not ride the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, which will take you above the deep canyons of Albuquerque or take off in hot air balloon ride for you to enjoy the majestic views of the surrounding. Albuquerque in New Mexico is famous for the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, where over 700 astonishing hot air balloons fill up the sky.
Hiking is actually more exciting than you think. In New Mexico, this adventure will allow you to explore the deserted mining towns located along the Turquoise Trail or visit the ghost towns of Madrid and Golden.
Explore the deep Carlsbad Caverns for an adventure that you will never forget. The paths may be steep and slippery (be careful!) but all the hard work will be worth it once you traverse the meandering chambers and passages. This site has over 300 known caves that have been explored since 1922.
Go fish in the Animas and San Juan Rivers where you can catch some of the best trout in the country. You will love the exciting activity of fly-fishing that will give you truly wonderful memories to bring back home.
If you are looking for a little more toned down, you can go shopping at the Traditions Festival Marketplace. Here, you will also enjoy watching performances and exhibitions that are held in the outdoor plaza and gazebos. This is the best way to get to know about the culture and heritage of New Mexico.
Enjoy your camping trip by doing all the activities mentioned above!