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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Glorieta Adventure Camps
Glorieta Adventure Camps

(505) 757-6161

11 State Route 50
Glorieta, NM 87535   Directions Website

Are you seeking a summer camp experience combining fun, learning, and Christian values? Look no further than Glorieta Adventure Camps. This exciting program is tailored to children aged 5 to 14, featuring a range of activities, including mountain biking.

The camp is the perfect choice for those seeking summer child care, Christian adventure camps, family camps, day camps, Christian camping, group camps, church camps, retreats, corporate retreats, team building activities, adventure sports, church retreats, group retreats, city camps, kids camps and more. Join them for an unforgettable adventure.

Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano
Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano

(505) 783-4303

12000 Ice Caves Rd
Grants, NM 87020   Directions Website

Visit the Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano, "The Land of Fire and Ice," on the Continental Divide. Walk through ancient lava trails into the cave and volcanic rim. The cave's natural ice layers illuminate the arctic algae. See the best examples of volcanic eruption in the country and explore the historic Ice Caves Trading Post.

The trading post features ancient artifacts, local art, and a museum of artifacts recovered from the surrounding areas. There's a rock shop and souvenirs available for sale. Enjoy a cozy dining room and two trails from the Trading Post's front.

MST Adventures
MST Adventures

(505) 717-2526

6808 Academy Pkwy NE B4
Albuquerque, NM 87109   Directions Website

MST Adventures is the perfect tour company for outdoor enthusiasts in Albuquerque, NM. They offer guided and self-guided tours that specialize in activities such as stand-up paddleboarding and wildlife viewing. The company is passionate about providing top-quality guide services, equipment rentals, and education to promote outdoor recreation in the greater Albuquerque area.

Renting a stand-up paddleboard with MST Adventures is easy and hassle-free. You'll have access to an air pump, adjustable paddle, Coast Guard-approved life jacket, carrying bag, and additional fins of various sizes. Plus, they've got you covered if you need a dry bag. Choose MST Adventures for a memorable and exciting outdoor adventure.

New Mexico Wild
New Mexico Wild

(505) 843-8696

6000 Uptown Blvd NE Ste 350
Albuquerque, NM 87110   Directions Website

The New Mexico Wild is a nonprofit organization that aims to protect, restore, and preserve New Mexico's wildlands and wilderness areas. Established in 1997, the organization achieves its mission through administrative protection, federal wilderness designation, and ongoing stewardship.

It boasts a membership of individuals from all corners of New Mexico and nationwide. Its organizing efforts stretch across the state and include diverse groups such as ranchers, athletes, land grants, acequia communities, tribal and religious leaders, scientists, youth, and community leaders. The New Mexico Wild is the only statewide organization in New Mexico whose track record proves its capability of building diverse coalitions and protecting public lands.

Paramotor City
Paramotor City

(505) 620-1081

11 Paramotor Dr NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114   Directions Website

Paramotor City is an exceptional destination for pilots who enjoy observing wildlife while flying. The landing zone is maintained correctly, and it only takes a few minutes to reach the vast desert prairie, stunning mesas, and striking rock formations via flight. While flying, local pilots can spot wild horses, antelopes, coyotes, and prairie dogs.

The airfield is near a dry riverbed to the west, and pilots often fly inside the arroyos for several miles. They frequently inquire about local instructors for paragliding, powered paragliding, powered parachuting, ultralight delta-wing, and fixed-wing ultralight.

Petroglyph National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument

(505) 899-0205

6001 Unser Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120   Directions Website

Fans of Raiders of the Lost Ark will find Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque a perfect destination. The monument features hundreds of archeological sites and offers visitors the chance to explore 24,000 prehistoric images carved along 17 miles of volcanic rock by the Ancestral Pueblo peoples and early Spanish settlers.

You will feel like Indiana Jones after exploring this attraction. Petroglyph National Monument is home to one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America. These designs and symbols were created by Native Americans and Spanish settlers between 400 and 700 years ago. These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold profound spiritual significance for contemporary Native Americans and the descendants of early Spanish settlers.

Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures
Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures

(505) 771-1234

105 Pleasant View Dr
Bernalillo, NM 87004   Directions Website

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Rio Grande River with Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures. Whether you prefer kayaking, canoeing, or stand-up paddleboarding, they offer an array of options to make your experience unforgettable. Choose from expertly guided trips, or if you're feeling adventurous, opt for a self-guided excursion.

As you float along the river, take in the stunning scenery and the peaceful surroundings that make this experience unique. Are you worried about equipment? Don't be! They provide the necessary gear for a safe and enjoyable trip. Alternatively, bring your equipment and embark on a personalized adventure. Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures offers an unparalleled experience that you won't want to miss.

Ruckus Paintball
Ruckus Paintball

(505) 999-9299

16001 Shooting Range Access Rd
Albuquerque, NM 87121   Directions Website

Are you looking to organize an unforgettable event? Ruckus Paintball can help you make it happen. The paintball events are known for creating long-lasting memories. They cater to all groups and events, including private groups, birthday parties, bachelor parties, and corporate groups.

As New Mexico's largest and most diverse paintball and airsoft complex, they offer low-impact and regular paintball and airsoft. Paintball is available every weekend, while airsoft is available on the first and third Saturdays of every month. They provide the latest equipment and top-quality paintballs to ensure you have an experience you'll cherish forever.

Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway
Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway

(505) 856-1532

30 Tramway Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122   Directions Website

The Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway is an incredible attraction located in Albuquerque. Its world-long aerial tram ride offers an unforgettable experience for visitors, which takes them 2.7 miles up to the 10,378-foot peak of the Sandia Mountains. Once there, visitors can enjoy world-class skiing and snowboarding, an observation deck with panoramic views, and two excellent restaurants.

The summit of the Sandia Mountains is a must-visit attraction offering an incredible panoramic view. To reach the top, visitors can ride the Sandia Peak Tram, North America's longest aerial tram ride. The 2.7-mile journey up the mountains allows one to breathe in fresh air and enjoy the stunning scenery of New Mexico.

Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary
Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary

(505) 775-3304

378 Candy Kitchen Rd
Ramah, NM 87321   Directions Website

The Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary is where captive-bred wolves, wolfdogs, and other wild canids are rescued and given lifelong care, nutrition, medical support, enrichment, and animal companionship.

The sanctuary also provides educational tours and programs to raise awareness of animal welfare and conservation. Visitors have praised the refuge for its knowledgeable staff and the healthy behavior of the animals. It is a must-visit destination for animal lovers and conservation enthusiasts alike.

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