Touring Atomic New Mexico and the State’s Surrounding Attractions
One of North America’s most unique national parks, the land of our birth is also one of the country’s greatest treasures. Located in southwestern New Mexico, within the Grand Canyon State, this unique land of contrasts is an incredible destination for adventure and education.
In my short time in New Mexico I discovered a very dynamic and fascinating culture and an area filled with amazing things to see. I visited the park’s beautiful capital, Albuquerque, as well as the state’s surrounding cities and towns.
With over 5 million visitors each year, we have more than 40 major attractions, museums, parks, and other cultural sites to explore.
To explore the area’s most stunning attractions, destinations, and the history they represent, I chose to put together a package tour that offered a guided tour, a road tour, and a self-guided tour of the Grand Canyon State.
I chose to visit the Grand Canyon National Park, because it’s a true gem that needs to be experienced firsthand for the true beauty that lies within it. A very different park from what most people know and experience, the Grand Canyon offers an experience so unforgettable that we can only dream about.
New Mexico’s Grand Canyon National Park is one of the world’s largest and most significant landscapes. Located on a dramatic plateau (it’s about 65,000-feet above sea level), this 1,700-square-mile park holds a vast variety of desert and arid landscapes.
To put it in perspective, most of the state of New Mexico and the American Southwest is located below sea level and there are few natural features in the United States that are as spectacular.
The Grand Canyon National Park is a beautiful sight.
One of the park’s most amazing features is the many of the unique formations that the Grand Canyon is known for. There are over 400 different formations that make up this park.
There are two types of river and spring areas within the canyon. The first is where many of the waterfalls originate.
The second is where the water meets the sky. This is known as the Grand Canyon’s Grand Wash