Weekend in New Mexico: White Sands, Las Cruces, & Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Weekend in New Mexico: White Sands, Las Cruces, & Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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3 Popular Attractions In New Mexico

  • Angel Fire Resort: Ski resort in Angel Fire, New Mexico.
    • Taos Pueblo: Ancient pueblo (Native American community) near Taos, New Mexico.

    New Mexico Facts:

    • New Mexico is one of the four corner states. Bordering at the same point with Colorado, Utah and Arizona.
    • At Lake Valley, miners discovered silver in veins so pure that the metal could be sawn off in blocks, instead of having to be dug out by traditional methods.
    • New Mexico is more than desert.
    • Cimarron was once known as the “Cowboy capital of the world”. Some of the old west’s most famous names, such as Kit Carson and “Buffalo Bill” Cody lived there. A quote from the Las Vegas Gazette illustrates how lawless Cimarron was. “Everything is quiet in Cimarron. Nobody has been killed in 3 days.”
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    City of Albuquerque
    Official seal of Albuquerque, New Mexico


    ABQ, Burque, The 505, The Duke City, The Q

    Interactive map of Albuquerque

    35°06′39″N 106°36′36″W / 35.11083°N 106.61000°W / 35.11083; -106.61000Coordinates: 35°06′39″N 106°36′36″W / 35.11083°N 106.61000°W / 35.11083; -106.61000 Country United States State New Mexico County Bernalillo Founded 1706 (as Alburquerque) Incorporated 1891 (as Albuquerque) Founded by Francisco Cuervo y Valdés Named for Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, Duke of Alburquerque Government

    •Type Mayor-council governmentMayor Tim Keller (D) •City Council
    State House
    State Senate
    State senators
    U.S. House Melanie Stansbury (D)
    Yvette Herrell (R) Area

    City 188.87sqmi (489.17km2) •Land 187.19sqmi (484.81km2) •Water 1.68sqmi (4.36km2) Elevation

    5,312ft (1,619.1m) Population

    City 564,559 •Rank 32nd in the United States
    1st in New Mexico •Density 3,015.97/sqmi (1,164.50/km2) •Metro

    916,528 (61st) Demonyms Albuquerquean,
    Burqueño[4] Time zone UTC−7 (MST) •Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT) ZIP Codes
    87101–87125, 87131,
    87151, 87153, 87154,
    87158, 87174, 87176,
    87181, 87184, 87185,
    87187, 87190–87199
    Area codes 505 FIPS code 35-02000 GNIS feature ID 928679 Primary Airport Albuquerque International Sunport
    ABQ (Major/International) Secondary Airport Double Eagle II Airport
    KAEG (Public) Website cabq.gov Edit this at Wikidata


    On our way back to Texas for the holidays, we spent the weekend in Southern New Mexico exploring White Sands National Monument, Las Cruces, and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. We had a blast playing in the sand dunes, drinking coffee and eating food, and wandering through the CRAZY caverns!

    Watch our Christmas 2018 Road trip vlogs (Big Bend, Marfa, Guadalupe Mountain National Park): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZKRTK1yCEM6gpWkD9bt8tH1RCVd6HsdJ />One Day at Carlsbad Caverns Guide: https://adventuresofaplusk.com/one-day-at-carlsbad-caverns
    5 Things to Do at White Sands: https://adventuresofaplusk.com/things-to-do-at-white-sands

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    Picacho Coffee Roasters: https://www.yelp.com/biz/picacho-coffee-roasters-las-cruces
    Habaneros Fresh Mex: https://www.yelp.com/biz/habaneros-fresh-mex-las-cruces-2

    White Sands National Monument: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g28952-d103700-Reviews-White_Sands_National_Monument-New_Mexico.html
    Farmers and Crafts Market of Las Cruces: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g47087-d2046179-Reviews-Farmers_Crafts_Market_of_Las_Cruces-Las_Cruces_New_Mexico.html
    Carlsbad Caverns National Park: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g143018-d2069489-Reviews-Carlsbad_Caverns_Natural_Entrance_Tour-Carlsbad_Caverns_National_Park_New_Mexico.html
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    11 thoughts on “Weekend in New Mexico: White Sands, Las Cruces, & Carlsbad Caverns National Park

    1. Just stumbled upon your channel! My husband and I just outfitted our jeep and our goal is to visit all the national parks!! In May, we are planning to make a trip to New Mexico and I wanted some ideas! Thanks so much! Loved this video!

    2. What is nation? Why your caverns have nationality? Not support nationalists kleptocracy lie, nationalists kleptocracy steal life.
      Humans born without nationality, born without fascism, nationalization in childhood make them.
      False value, false enemy, false nation definition make false enemy, destroy value of life.

    3. My 6-year old who watches your videos with me at bedtime, thought the caverns were EXTRA cool today because you had been there. (He's also taken to describing all his meals "like A+K do." Everything is "pillowy"!)

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