National Parks of New Mexico

There is currently fifteen National Park Service Site in New Mexico and three associated sites.

Official National Parks of New Mexico

  • Aztec Ruins National Monument
  • Bandelier National Monument
  • Capulin Volcano National Monument
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  • El Malpais National Monument
  • El Morro National Monument
  • Fort Union National Monument
  • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
  • Manhattan Project National Historical Park
  • Pecos National Historical Park
  • Petroglyph National Monument
  • Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
  • Valles Caldera National Preserve
  • White Sands National Monument

Associated sites of New Mexico

  • El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail
  • Old Spanish National Historic Trail
  • Santa Fe National Historic Trail

National Parks of New Mexico Map

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New Mexico National Parks

Aztec Ruins National Monument

Bandelier National Monument

Capulin Volcano National Monument

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

El Malpais National Monument

El Morro National Monument

Fort Union National Monument

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Manhattan Project National Historical Park

Pecos National Historical Park

Petroglyph National Monument

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Valles Caldera National Preserve

White Sands National Monument

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail

Old Spanish National Historic Trail

Old Spanish National Historic Trail is a historic trade route that connected Santa Fe, New Mexico with Los Angeles, California.  The trail built upon the known trails established of the Indian Tribes of the region and the Spanish explorers and trappers.  There are several common routes along the Old Spanish Trail depending on who the trade partners were and what they were trading. The Armijo Route provides the most direct route and was often a yearly trip for traders along the route.  The trial saw the most use from 1830s until 1860s.   Large mule pack trains could be seen walking back and forth from Santa Fe to Los Angeles.

The Old Spanish National Historic Trail is mostly an auto trail.  The trail runs thru Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.  Stops can include many other National Parks Service sites in the region.

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Santa Fe National Historic Trail

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