Stats and summary from my 2,000 mile long road trip circling around the state of New Mexico. I had 6 days from start to finish and in that time wanted to take in and enjoy as much of what it had to offer as I could. New Mexico is home to 12 national monuments, second only to Arizona; many parks and 3 World Heritage sites.
The spectacular White Sands National Monument located in Southern New Mexico. It’s late evening and the white sand dunes are simply breathtaking! I visited during my week-long road trip through the state in September 2012; unlike anything I’ve ever seen and this was easily the highlight of my trip. The area covers more than 275 square miles and is the biggest of it’s kind in the world.