Las Vegas, New Mexico (pop 15,000) is the alter ego to the city sharing its same name in Nevada. Visitors to the New Mexican Las Vegas will find no casinos & bright lights, but rather a flourishing artist community along the Gallinas River, situated at the junction between the Rocky Mountains and the eastern plains. Steeped in frontier history, Las Vegas is currently going through a revitalization as the historic buildings downtown are renovated and once boarded up storefronts are again alive with new businesses. Due to its prime geographical location, Las Vegas offers its visitors a good amount of recreational opportunity, with options ranging from hiking and fishing to biking and skiing.
Las Vegas offers accommodation options ranging from historic hotels to widely known national motel chains, so all visitors should be able to find something to meet their taste and budget. Dining options in Las Vegas are good, with Mexican, New Mexican and American establishments the norm, dishing up filling and satisfying grub to tired & hungry travelers and recreationalists.
Las Vegas is best accessed via I-25 from Colorado to the North and Santa Fe to the south. To learn more about Las Vegas, select a topic of interest from the left-hand navigation bar.