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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.

Learn more about the Sandia Mountains

Big Moutain
Big Sights - Tent Rocks

Small Hikes.
Big Sights.

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

Learn more about hiking in New Mexico

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?"

Learn more about our chile

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.

Learn more about skiing in New Mexico

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.

Learn more about the Rail Runner

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.

Learn more about Innovate ABQ

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 Tent Rocks Photo

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

New Mexico United
There is a long list of unique things that are definitively New Mexican experiences – like eating green chile or going...

Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures
Coursing through the entire Land of Enchantment, the Rio Grande is a familiar river to New Mexicans. Because of the vast...

Tractor Brewing Company
If you’re a fan of live music, friendly people and tasty brews then there is a good chance that you are...