Visit the enchanting badlands of New mexico

New Mexico Overview
New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment, and for good reason.  There are several geologic forces at work here.  The far eastern edge of the Colorado Plateau exists here, ancient supervolcanic landscapes, rare white gypsum sand dunes, wild sedimentary formations, and wonderful ancient ruin sites that still dictate the culture here today.

The Rio Grande Rift is also active here, running from the San Luis Valley in Colorado all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, and is responsible for excellent hot springs, and precipitous sedimentary and volcanic features.

This is a land shaped by enormous volcanoes, geothermal activity, and tectonic stress.  The New Mexican Painted Desert contains some of the most remote and breathtaking scenery in the southwest including areas near The Ghost Ranch, The Bisti Badlands, Chaco Canyon, and Bandelier National Monument, while Volcano and Rio Grande Rift Country is a land of supervolcanoes like El Malpais, many hot springs, and the wild Jemez mountains.
 
New Mexico Hiking Trip Details
The climate and topography of New Mexico is varied and unique.  The are desert lowlands, and 10000ft mountains that are in close proximity to each other.  Although the climate is not as extreme as places like southern Arizona or eastern California (Death Valley), variability does exist, and therefore good physical condition and smart packing are necessary for any trip (see our blog for training and packing tips).

Trip price includes: certified guide, gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad), meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks), water, permits and camp fees, transportation to and from trails/campsites

Trip price does not include: extra gear rental (water bladder, first aid kits, luxury items, etc.), airfare, transporation to and from host city, pre or post-trip hotel accomodations, personal health/liability insurance

Reservations, Payments, and Cancellations:

Trips into New Mexico are often very popular and advanced planning is typically necessary. We recommend making your reservations at least 3 to 5 months in advance. We can accommodate last-minute bookings provided space is available, so please call our office to check. 

Why reserve early? 

Each trip requires a minimum number of participants for departure. Blue Marble Adventure GeoTourism reserves the right to cancel scheduled trips that do not meet minimum sign-up requirements (usually 4 guests).
For more details please see our comprehensive Trip Policies and Payments page .

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