How’s this for getting back to nature? 75% of the roads in New Mexico, the fifth biggest state in the U.S., are unpaved. If you’re looking for backcountry exploration, you’ve hit the motherland.
Boasting one of the most diverse landscapes in the world, the Land of Enchantment more than lives up to its moniker. The snow-capped southern tail of the Rocky Mountains soar thousands of feet into the sky, while lush green pastures, technicolor wildflower fields and bright white gypsum dunes stretch beneath your feet. History snakes it way through ancient Indian pueblos, where campers can explore Native American adobes and art-filled churches.