New Mexico is famous for its high mountains, Indian ruins, sand dunes, and stark deserts. Hikes in the state offer everything from lush alpine lakes in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to rugged wilderness canyons in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. This revised edition of Hiking New Mexico gives you the information you need to plan your customized trip to the Land of Enchantment with more than 90 of the state’s best hikes, mile-by-mile directional cues and detailed directions to the trailheads, andinformation on distance and difficulty for each trail. This guide leads you through New Mexico’s mountains, deserts, caves, and canyons.Climb Wheeler Peak, the state’s highest, and enjoys views deep into Colorado, go underground in the lava tubes of El Malpais National Monument, and hike for days through the lush woodland of the Gila Wilderness in complete solitude.
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Laurence Parent is a freelance photographer and writer specializing in landscape, travel, and nature subjects. He has published thirty-six books, including Hiking Texas, Hiking Big Bend National Park, and many other FalconGuides. He lives in Wimberley, Texas.