New Mexico climate surprises with its frosty winters offering several winter attractions best to experience staying at winter campsites....
The New Mexican landscape ranges from wide, rose-colored deserts to broken mesas and high, snow-capped peaks.
Despite New Mexico's arid climate, large parts of the states are covered by heavily forested mountains.
New Mexico boasts of an extensive habitat of plants and animals.
New Mexico does not offer only desert weather; it routinely surprises people with its frosty, downhill conditions too.
Winter attractions include Taos Ski Valley; ES Barker Wildlife Area and the Valle Vidal Unit of the Kit Carson National Forest, both within easy access of town, sport both snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Natural hot springs are other winter attractions of the state.
Datil Well: This campground is open the year-round. Winter brings excellent camping experience with a foot of snow all around. Cross country skiing and snow shoeing are special attractions for winter campers.
Santa Fe National Forest: There are several campgrounds along the route from Pecos to Cowles, with the highest concentration in Cowles area. Snow usually covers the area in winter.
Rockhound: Ideal for winter camping as all facilities are available at the campground. Hiking trails provide spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. It is is a small park where semi-precious stones may be collected.