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  • Alamogordo

Tucked into the western slopes of the Sacramento Mountains, Alamogordo is a farm and ranch community with unique recreational opportunities right at its doorstep. Located just a few miles from White Sands National Monument and a gateway town to the fishing, hiking and skiing of the Sacramento Mountains, visitors to Alamogordo will find it a good base for explorations of the surrounding countryside.

  • Artesia

Artesia is a small city that embodies the word "pleasant." It's not crowded, the air is clean, and there's never any lack for activities. And a walk down the Heritage Walkway acts as a reminder of just how historically significant Artesia is.

  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad would likely be a small dusty New Mexican outpost if it were not for the geological wonder of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, located 25 miles from town. Carlsbad sits amidst Llano Estacado not far from the banks of the Pecos River, its economy relying primarily upon the 700,000 annual visitors to the Caverns.

  • Carrizozo

Carrizozo is a tiny little town in the middle of abundant recreational opportunity, situated in the valley between the Jicarilla Mountains, the Sierra Oscuro Mountains and the El Malpais lava flow. Located in close proximity to Valley of Fire National Recreation area and Three Rivers Petroglyphs, and surrounded by several mountain ranges, Carrizozo offers its visitors a glimpse into small town New Mexico while on the same token, feeding their craving for adventure.

  • Cloudcroft

Situated within the heart of the Sacramento Mountains and the Lincoln National Forest, Cloudcroft is an alpine oasis amongst the deserts of southern New Mexico. Cloudcroft is a favorite destination for many outdoor recreationalists, offering good access to the mountains and forests that surround it which, in turn, are ripe with adventure. Hiking, mountain biking, fishing, downhill and cross country skiing and golf are only a few of the activities that Cloudcroft is well known for.

  • Clovis

Clovis, New mexico is located along the eastern boder of the state south of I-40.

  • Lincoln

The small town of Lincoln is steeped in wild west history, its colorful past painted by the Apache Indians and characters such as Billy the Kidd and Kit Carson. Interestingly enough, the town of Lincoln has shunned the plastico fast food and motel franchises that have sprung up almost everywhere else in New Mexico and visitors will find only locally owned dining and accommodation options are available here. In addition to Lincoln's history and heritage, the rolling grasslands and foothills of the Sierra Blanca Mountains incorporated in the Fort Stanton Recreation area spread to the west of town, offering visitors to this area a good variety of recreational opportunity.

  • Ruidoso

The mountain hamlet of Ruidoso, elevation 6900 feet, offers alpine relief from the pounding desert heat of the surrounding lands. Outdoor recreationalists will find Ruidoso has a variety of activities at its doorstep, both in summer and winter, and a quaint small mountain town appeal that works as a retreat for the soul as well as the body. Visitors looking to round out their recreational quests will find Ruidoso supports a virile artist community and is loaded with galleries to explore. Ruidoso is also well known for its horse racing track, Ruidoso Downs, and its active nightlife.

  • Hobbs

The town of Hobbs is situated in the southeast corner of New Mexico, near the Texas border. It is the tenth largest community in the state at a population of nearly 40,000.

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