There are some views you can’t walk right up to or drive by on the highway. Some breathtaking wonders require getting off the beaten path and reaching new heights, especially in New Mexico. There are wonderful scenic routes throughout the state, but our top eight come from New Mexico ski area peaks.
Angel Fire Resort
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Look over the ski lodge, beautiful plains, and snow-covered trees from the top of the lift!
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Enjoy a panoramic view from the top of Pajarito Mountain. A simple lift ride will give you 360-degree views for miles.
Red River Ski Area
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Take in the surrounding mountains and all their colors from runs at Red River. Each way you turn will give you a new experience.
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Wonder at Albuquerque and a vast expanse New Mexico from Sandia Peak. You can take the tramway for a scenic experience!
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Catch some stunning sunsets at Sipapu. We hear they look even better with a snowboard or skis!
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The drive up to Ski Apache is stunning, but nothing beats the view from the peak. Check it out for yourself.
Ski Santa Fe
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Every day gives a new view at Ski Santa Fe. Grab a friend or family member and take in the sights together.
Taos Ski Valley
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Try not to get too distracted going down the slopes at Taos Ski Valley. You might need to take a “breather” to truly appreciate the area!
Whether you’ve never visited New Mexico before or have a favorite spot you see each year, make an effort to see some of the most picturesque views this year. There’s still time left this season to vacation in the mountains and make memories of your own.