New Mexico travelers choose from 23 Best Western hotels.
New Mexico, certainly the Land of Enchantment in winter. Venture into eastern New Mexico and check out the historic capital of Santa Fe. Once there, don't miss the Institute of American Indian Arts for some Native American history, or visit Loretto Chapel and its Miraculous Staircase.
Set at the Texas and Oklahoma border, Clayton is another fun city in eastern NM – yielding Clayton Lake State Park and winter fishing. Then head further north for more outdoor fun, like Suguarite Canyon State Park in Raton.
Winter is an ideal time to hit the open road, and New Mexico offers up a wide range of road trip ideas. Be sure to check out the Southeastern New Mexico Loop Tour, the Historic Route 66 Tour, or the Northern New Mexico Loop Tour. When you're exploring NM on a road trip, don't miss the famous Gila Cliff Dwellings, the Capulin Volcano, or the Chaco Culture NHP.
Now let's head south. Pay a visit to Las Cruces, or explore the Albuquerque area for some great ski areas. For more winter recreation, try Hobbs for a brisk hike around Harry McAdams State Park. You can even take in a bit of local history and culture at the Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Museum – a must-see for Old West fans traveling through New Mexico this winter.