Outdoor Adventures in New Mexico

Hot Air Ballooning photo by marblestreetstudio
Hot Air Ballooning Albuquerque, New Mexico

Outdoor Adventure


From hiking and biking to horseback riding, fishing, hunting, rafting, skiing and even hot air ballooning, there’s no shortage of outdoor adventures to choose from when you travel New Mexico. Outdoor activities in New Mexico range from the mild to the wild, and no matter where you’re staying, it’s easy to locate a great outdoor adventure suitable for any age or activity level.

With more than 8 million acres of forestland including nationally designated wilderness areas, national monuments, state and national parks and nature centers, New Mexico is an outdoor playground for every type of activity from casual hiking and biking to multi-day adventures. Hunting and fishing areas are available in most sections of the State, reservoirs statewide have facilities for boating, and if you’re up for a wild ride, don’t miss the opportunity to take a whitewater rafting trip down the Rio Grande.

Snows in New Mexico mountains provide great downhill and cross country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter months, along with a perfect setting for taking a dip in one of the state’s many hot springs. Summertime golf enthusiasts will rejoice at the numerous options for a great day on the greens. And if you’re looking for a more relaxing ride, many guide services across the state offer excellent horseback trips ranging from an easy hour-ride to multi-day adventures. And for the ultimate low-impact New Mexico adventure, book a ride on a hot air balloon for an experience, and a view, you won’t soon forget!