Spend six adventurous days under the powerful spell of New Mexico’s desert skies. New Mexico is all at once an alluring escape and a magnificent adventure. The rugged desert landscapes provide excellent terrain for hikes, and the wildflowers, oak trees and mountains each play their part in forming incredible views along the journey. This adventure takes us from south to north. Visit parks, monuments and historical sites, with ample time to enjoy the bounty of New Mexico’s natural and cultural riches. Beginning near the Texas border, hike in Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, then play in the ethereal White Sands National Monument. Explore Guadalupe Mountains National Park’s exceptionally well-preserved fossil reef, and marvel at the stalactite-filled wonderland of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. From here, head to vibrant Santa Fe. Hike in Bandelier National Monument to explore ancestral Puebloan caves and cliff dwellings dating back hundreds of years. Our journey concludes with a visit to the charming mountain town of Taos and a tour of Taos Pueblo, a place where ancient history and modern-day existence collide, and the perfect way to cap off this jaunt through magical New Mexico.