New Mexico is a land of many interests, from the history of Chaco Canyon to the modern sky searchers of the Very Large Array. Energy is a big factor in gas and oil drilling and refining. The natural sites include the underground wonder of Carlsbad Caverns and the fierce lava flows at Valley of the Fires and El Malpais. And don't for get the aliens and UFO's of Roswell and the hot air balloons which fly over New Mexico's skies.
105 imagesPhotos and pictures of New Mexico's many of the special places are represented in this gallery: ballooning in Roswell, Carlsbad Caverns, Route 66, the open skies, and the Very Large Array radio telescope. Add to that Lava flows at Valley of Fires State Park and El Malpaies National Monument and landscape views of the Rio Grande River.
35 imagesOil and gas production, traditional energy sources in Texas and New Mexico, are experiencing a new level of activity.
33 imagesPhotos and pictures of Chaco Canyon, a major center of Puebloan culture between AD 850 and 1250. The Chacoan sites are part of the homeland of Pueblo Indian peoples of New Mexico, the Hopi Indians of Arizona, and the Navajo Indians of the Southwest.
16 imagesPhotos and pictures of Roswell. Bring your lunch. You may need it if spirited away on a flying saucer by the Aliens of Roswell, New Mexico. The reported UFO sightings and cover up are the stuff of legend in this part of the New Mexico desert. Aliens abound!