Adventures & Activities in Las Cruces

Adventures and Activities in Las Cruces

 

Las Cruces is a true gateway to southern New Mexico complete with stunning mountains, parks and golf courses just waiting for you to explore them. In southern New Mexico, adventure is around every corner and even the sky’s not the limit.
Spaceport American north of Las Cruces
Spaceport America World's first purpose-built spaceport

Space Tourism

A New Frontier

Thanks to companies like Virgin Galactic, SpaceX and UP Aerospace who’ve made a home at Spaceport America, the dream of space tourism is becoming a reality in southern New Mexico! Visitors to Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose built commercial spaceport, can see the Spaceport Operations Center, meet crewmembers and experienceread more

Space Tourism

A New Frontier

Thanks to companies like Virgin Galactic, SpaceX and UP Aerospace who’ve made a home at Spaceport America, the dream of space tourism is becoming a reality in southern New Mexico! Visitors to Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose built commercial spaceport, can see the Spaceport Operations Center, meet crewmembers and experience a rapid acceleration like that an astronaut might feel in flight in the G-Shock simulator. Soon, visitors will be able to launch from the site towards the heavens commercial space flights.
Spaceport America

Our Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces is the Official Virgin Galactic Hotel & Resort in Doña Ana county hosting the Spaceport America astronauts and their guests. Learn more.

Other Space Attractions in New Mexico

There is a comprehensive itinerary for trips around the Spaceport here, but following is a list of other New Mexico attractions that involve the exploration into the final frontier: read less
Hot Air Balloon
Hot Air Ballooning A true New Mexican experience

Hot Air Ballooning

Ballooning is at its best in New Mexico, and rides in near Las Cruces won’t disappoint. And perhaps there’s no more spectacular back drop for a hot air balloon festival than White Sands National Monument where balloonists gather every September for the White Sands Balloon Invitational.
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Hot Air Ballooning

Ballooning is at its best in New Mexico, and rides in near Las Cruces won’t disappoint. And perhaps there’s no more spectacular back drop for a hot air balloon festival than White Sands National Monument where balloonists gather every September for the White Sands Balloon Invitational. read less
Golf in Las Cruces
Golf in Las Cruces Play year-round in Southern New Mexico

GOLF

Take in beautiful blue skies from the greens in Las Cruces where your golf getaway is just a swing away! read more

GOLF

Take in beautiful blue skies from the greens in Las Cruces where your golf getaway is just a swing away! read less
White Sands National Monument
White Sands National Monument Stunning sand dunes perfect for hiking and sledding

Hiking & Mountain Biking

There's no place on Earth quite like White Sands National Monument. Glistening white dunes of gypsum, fossil footprints of ancient animals, unique geology and 800 species of animals all make this place a natural wonder. Bring a camera and sand sled for a daytime adventure, or visit during a full moon for a special moonlit walk.
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Hiking & Mountain Biking

There's no place on Earth quite like White Sands National Monument. Glistening white dunes of gypsum, fossil footprints of ancient animals, unique geology and 800 species of animals all make this place a natural wonder. Bring a camera and sand sled for a daytime adventure, or visit during a full moon for a special moonlit walk. But from the Dripping Spring Natural Area to Picacho Peak, Las Cruces itself boasts hiking and mountain bike trails that show off southern New Mexico’s natural beauty. Spot wildlife, explore remnants of an ancient volcanic explosion and dramatic views of the Organ Mountains. read less