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Moon New Mexico (Travel Guide)

By Zora O'Neill

O Neill Zora
Released: 2017-04-04
Paperback (432 pages)

Moon New Mexico (Travel Guide)
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  • Moon New Mexico Travel Guide
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Moon Travel Guides: A New Way to Discover New Mexico

From sandstone canyons and austere mesas, to snowcapped mountain peaks, discover an otherworldly landscape and unique culture with Moon's guide to the Land of Enchantment.

Moon New Mexico features:

  • Curated trip advice for outdoor adventurers, culture mavens, history buffs, foodies, and more
  • Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Expert insight with a local perspective from born-and-raised Santa Fe native Zora O'Neill
  • Strategic itineraries for every budget and timeline-from a few days to three weeks-including: A Week in the Wild West, Not Just Hot Tamales, Black Stone, White Sands, Retro Route 66 and Beyond, Native New Mexico, Ancient and Modern, and Weird and Wonderful
  • The best drives through New Mexico, including Route 66, the Turquoise Trail, the Sunspot Highway, and a state-wide road trip
  • Honest advice on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around
  • Focused coverage of Albuquerque, Sante Fe, Taos and North Central New Mexico, Las Vegas and the Northeast, Navajo Nation and the Northwest, Las Cruces and the Southwest, and Carlsbad Caverns and the Southeast
  • Must-see attractions and offbeat ideas: Wiggle through tiny tunnels on a dive into Carlsbad Caverns, or take a mountain biking tour of the badlands and white sand dunes. Wander a ghost town graveyard, visit the International UFO Museum in Roswell, or count the bullet holes in the ceilings of preserved 19th century saloons. Experience the Native American history and culture, including pueblo visits, ceremonial dances, and markets. Sample local cuisine, from Tucumcari cheese and Pecos beef to green-chile cheeseburgers, and explore the bustling nightlife, spirited art scene, and rich history of Santa Fe
  • Accurate, up-to-date information including background on the landscape, plants and animals, history, government, and local culture
  • Handy tools including a Spanish glossary, health and safety tips, and advice for families, seniors, international visitors, and LGBTQ+ travelers
With Moon New Mexico's myriad activities, practical advice, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

If you're exploring New Mexico's major cities, Try Moon Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip. Crossing National Parks off your bucket list? Try Moon Grand Canyon.

Frommer's EasyGuide to Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque (Easy Guides)

By Barbara Laine

Laine Barbara
Paperback (288 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque (Easy Guides)
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  • Frommer s Easyguide to Santa Fe Taos and Albuquerque
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Frommer’s books aren’t written by committee, or by travel writers who simply pop in briefly to a destination and then consider the job done. We employ the best local experts to author our guides, like Don and Barbara Laine, award-winning journalists who live in New Mexico and love sharing their home state with awed visitors. Their insider’s take on their home state introduces readers to the best and most authentic restaurants, hotels, shops, attractions and nightlife; providing unique insights into the history, natural wonders and contemporary culture of this southwestern powerhouse. Most importantly, they’ll tell you straight out what’s worth your precious vacation time…and what you can skip with no qualms.

This light, portable book includes a fold-out map, exact pricing, opening hours, and the other important details. It features smartly conceived itineraries for varying interests and a look at both New Mexico’s fascinating history and its vibrant, contemporary culture with information on New Mexico’s many outdoor attractions and activities. From the best hiking trails, ski resorts and trustworthy outfitters, to horseback riding and hot air ballooning, this invaluable guide offers tips for saving money in ALL price ranges, whether you need to pinch pennies or can splash out a bit.

Hiking New Mexico: A Guide To 95 Of The State's Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)

By Laurence Parent

Globe Pequot Press
Paperback (320 pages)

Hiking New Mexico: A Guide To 95 Of The State s Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)
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  • Author: Laurence Parent
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Ninety-one hikes from the La Luz Trail to the San Mateo and Peloncillo Mountains.

Rockhounding New Mexico: A Guide To 140 Of The State's Best Rockhounding Sites (Rockhounding Series)

By Martin Freed

Globe Pequot Press
Paperback (272 pages)

Rockhounding New Mexico: A Guide To 140 Of The State s Best Rockhounding Sites (Rockhounding Series)
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  • Authors: Ruta Vaskys and Martin Freed
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More than a third of New Mexico is public land that holds untold quantities of mineralogical treasure. With this book anyone can learn where to find unusual mineral displays, fossils, jasper, agate, petrified wood―not to mention more obsidian than one rockhound could possibly collect in a lifetime. The array and quality of such materials just waiting to be found in New Mexico are almost mind-boggling.

Rockhounding New Mexico describes 140 of the state's best rockhound sites, covering popular and commercial sites as well as numerous little-known areas. This handy guide describes where and how to collect specimens, includes maps of each site as well as directions, and provides reliable recommendations for accommodations, camping, and other special attractions. It is, in short, a complete and outstanding introduction to the many sides of a fascinating hobby.

Top 10 Santa Fe (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

Brand: DK Travel
Released: 2012-08-20
Paperback (128 pages)

Top 10 Santa Fe (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Santa Fe will lead you straight to the very best the city has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide and its pull-out map is the perfect pocket-sized companion.

The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid.

You'll find the insider knowledge you need to explore this city with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Santa Fe and its pull-out map.

Easy To Read: New Mexico State Map

By Rand McNally

Rand McNally
Map (1 pages)

Easy To Read: New Mexico State Map
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  • ISBN13: 9780528881879
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Rand McNally's folded map for New Mexico is a must-have for anyone traveling in or through the state, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways and much more.

Points of interest
State park chart
State mileage chart
Driving times map
On-the-road toolbox
Visitor center information
Climate data
State facts & symbols
Easy-to-use legend
Detailed indexed

Coverage Area

Detailed maps include: Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Roswell, Santa Fe, Santa Fe/Taos Region, Taos

Product Details

Measures 9.0" x 4.125" and folds out to 25.5" x 36.75".

Birds of New Mexico Field Guide

By Stan Tekiela

Paperback (364 pages)

Birds of New Mexico Field Guide
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Make bird watching in New Mexico even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela's famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in New Mexico. This book features 143 species of New Mexico birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah (Audubon Field Guide)

By National Audubon Society

Random House
Released: 1999-09-21
Flexibound (448 pages)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah (Audubon Field Guide)
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The most comprehensive field guide available to the flora and fauna of the American Southwest--a portable, essential companion for visitors and residents alike--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

This compact volume contains:

An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the state's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;

A complete overview of the southwestern region's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns, and the night sky;

An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, mountains, forests, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.

The guide is packed with visual information--the 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, 9 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as more than 100 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.  

For everyone who lives or spends time in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, or Utah, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States.

Lonely Planet Mexico (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Kate Armstrong, John Hecht, Tom Masters & Brendan Sainsbury

Lonely Planet
Paperback (896 pages)

Lonely Planet Mexico (Travel Guide)
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  • Lonely Planet Mexico
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Mexico is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the ancient Maya world, go horse-riding through fragrant pine forest, and experience Mexico City's hopping cultural scene; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Mexico and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Mexico Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, cuisine, ancient ruins, culture, arts, landscapes, nature, customs, etiquette
  • Over 120 maps
  • Covers Mexico City, Veracruz, Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Central Pacific Coast, Tijuana, the Copper Canyon, Northern Mexico, Baja California, Northern Central Highlands and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Mexico, our most comprehensive guide to Mexico, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on Cancun, Cozumel and the Yucatan? Check out Lonely Planet Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan guide for a comprehensive look at all this region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, John Noble, Kate Armstrong, Stuart Butler, John Hecht, Anna Kaminski, Tom Masters, Josephine Quintero, Brendan Sainsbury, Andy Symington, Phillip Tang, Lucas Vidgen

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Regional Hiking Series)

By Bill Cunningham

Falcon Guides
Paperback (360 pages)

Hiking New Mexico s Gila Wilderness: A Guide to the Area s Greatest Hiking Adventures (Regional Hiking Series)
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New Mexico's 555,000-acre Gila Wilderness is a vast untrammeled patchwork of virtually unlimited forest types, climatic conditions, and wildlife. This rugged landscape boasts sweeping tundra, hot springs, mountain views, and deep gnarled canyons. Within Gila's boundaries, you can follow trails to views of the breathtaking peaks of the Mogollon Range, wonder at ancient cliff dwellings, and wind your way along stream-ribboned ponderosa forests. This revised edition includes all new color photography and GPS coordinates to the trailheads.

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