Sports & Outdoor Actvities
From hiking, biking, fishing and hunting, to water activities or hot air ballooning, we have options for everyone who enjoys the outdoors.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed New Mexico’s Outdoor Recreation Division into law on April 2, 2019. New Mexico recognizes Outdoor initiatives are a powerful engine to grow wealth and job opportunities in New Mexico. Written into the law was the first-ever Outdoor Equity Fund, a grant intended to help disadvantaged youth get outside.
“When we create a focused office to both attract new businesses and boost existing concerns, we will plant our flag alongside Colorado, Montana, Utah and others—and indeed we have the potential to surpass them,” Lujan Grisham said when the bill passed the Senate. “With this targeted investment, we can and will attract more young adults who emphasize the outdoors in where they choose to live; we will provide important new opportunities to disadvantaged youth through the first-of-its-kind equity fund; and we will expand the economic reach of this industry to all corners of this state.”
Jemez Mountain Trail Scenic Byway
Loop through the Santa Fe National Forest to the Valles Caldera National Preserve, a breathtaking expanse of mountain meadow and forest offering premium fishing, hunting, hiking, wildlife viewing and snow sports by advance reservation. The loop continues through Los Alamos, Fenton Lake State Park, San Pedro Parks Wilderness, Chaco Culture National Historical Park and a volcanic plug called Cabezon Peak. Short sides trip on lead to the Gilman Tunnels, blasted through rock during the 1920s, and Bandelier National Monument, housing several thousand ancestral Pueblo dwellings within almost 33,000 acres of steep-walled canyons, mesas and wilderness.