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Travel South Central New Mexico

Welcome to South Central New Mexico!

South Central New Mexico is located along interstate highways between Albuquerque, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Get ready for a road trip!

Enjoy our beautiful landscapes, cultural traditions and attractions, deep history, and our world famous green chile.

Travel down El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail, raft the Rio Grande, fish and swim in Elephant Butte Lake, and hike the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument – there’s something for everyone!

South Central New Mexico Interactive Travel Map

Travel Map

Plan your next adventure with our interactive travel map! 

Raft the Rio Grande in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Local Tours

Join a local tour for a curated experience of our region’s attractions.

Southern New Mexico Travel Videos

Video Gallery

Explore the sights and sounds of our landscapes, wildlife, and culture.

News and events in the desert southwest

News & Events

Activities and events from the great outdoors to museums and more.

Travel Photo Gallery Instagram Feed

Photo Gallery

Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of South Central New Mexico.

Enjoy the winning video from our 2020 Promo Video Editing Contest! This amazing video was created by Kallie Coombs from Las Cruces, New Mexico.