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Real New Mexican Perks

With over 275 days of sunshine each year and a mild climate, Albuquerque is perfect for hiking in the Sandia Mountains, biking along the Rio Grande River, taking a ride on the tram, and strolling through the plazas. Our museums, galleries, performance spaces, sporting events, cafes and restaurants, wineries, breweries, and concerts ensure there are abundant ways to enjoy life beyond the classroom.

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Real New Mexican Perks

Small City.
Big Mountain.

The Sandia Mountains rise to a peak of 10,678 feet, offer a wide range of hiking trails, and are home to the nation’s longest aerial tramway.

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Big Moutain
Big Sights

Small Hikes.
Big Sights.

New Mexico has five national forests, 55 parks and monuments (20 have lakes), 25 scenic byways and 21 wilderness areas.

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Big Heat

Small Peppers.
Big Heat.

In the fall, the smoky, sweet smell of fresh roasted green chile permeates the air. All year long, our state question is, "Red or green?"

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Small Towns.
Big Trails.

New Mexico's eight alpine and three Nordic ski areas provide exceptional skiing and riding and a wide range of enjoyable dining and shopping.

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Big Trails
Big Bird

Small Train.
Big Bird.

The Rail Runner Express connects Albuquerque with Santa Fe and all the art, food, recreation and culture to be enjoyed along its route.

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Big Innovation

Small Town.
Big Innovation.

Innovate ABQ, formed by UNM and partners, is the catalyst for a new downtown hub of entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Small Drive.
Big Destinations.

New Mexico is known for it's beauty. Explore these premier destinations just a short drive away.

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Big Desitination
The Lobo Life

The Lobo Life is where the classroom ends and the land of enchantment begins. From mountains to concert halls, The Lobo Life is all of the experiences that make being a student at UNM magic.

The Lobo Life

Hanging of the Greens
Every year at the beginning of December and the holiday season, groups come together to put on one of the oldest...

Los Poblanos Farms
In the heart of the South Valley is Los Poblanos Farms, famous for its lavender, incredible gardens, and one of the...

Camping at White Sands National Monument
Every Lobo makes at least one trip to White Sands in their lives, but most will only ever see the dunes...