New Mexico

I've lived in Colorado for a decade and never considered visiting New Mexico. Is it worth a visit or is it as shitty as everyone says?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you must be a tier 1 normie if you've never been to new mexico

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Don't know anyone there and don't see any reason to visit except that balloon thing they have in the fall

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Are you outdoorsy ?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd wager 90% of Americans born east of Texas have never been to New Mexico

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Grew up near Gallup. It's very poor and theres not much to do if you spend money to have fun. That said its beautiful country and its easy to get away from people there.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I enjoyed my time in Gallup, got my dick sucked by a Navajo bitch

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Let's hear the story on that one. The only native girls I've found are always ugly.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          He didnt say she was pretty anon

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's cool man. I would like to hear the story also. I didn't lose by V until after I moved at age 14 so I never fucked another navajo 🙁
        I like the skinny ones. They are like unicorns lol

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pecos high country is pretty fuckin mint

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lincoln national forest was one of my favorite days during my FL to CA bike trip. Town at the top has a really good bbq place, very friendly and tasty. Alamagordo and carlsbad are the two closest cities to there and neither of them are very special but west of alamagordo is the white sands national park and a military high frequency laser testing facility then ur in las Cruces. The gila national forest is something i regret having missed out on, hot springs and an ancient native cliff dwelling. Instead of that i went south to el paso and west from there next to the border, less hills. Theres a rlly cool artist comune down there 60 miles west el paso called kingdom of the sun, i stayed in a hippie ladys magic bus there, good vibes. That's what i know about new Mexico, try to go in the winter, it's much nicer

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Born and raised in Albuquerque (Have also traveled a lot)
    It’s very beautiful, also the 5th largest state so don’t expect to see everything in one trip. Coming from Colorado I recommend you start in Taos, kinda hippy dippy place but the natural setting is staggeringly beautiful. Try to see the Taos pueblo although it’s been closed a lot lately so check ahead. You could do santa fe but that place bugs the shit out of me, very expensive and filled (i mean filled) with white texas/california tourists. If you do go there I recommend the Rail yard and upper canyon road. If you’re into history La Cienaguilla petroglyphs are cool and like 15 minutes from the plaza. I highly highly recommend the Valles Caldera, you can drive in from Los Alamos and soak it in. Stop in Jemez Springs on your way down, you can check out the historic sight or just hangout at the biker bar. From their you can either go to Albuquerque or up 550 towards Farmington. If you’re headed that way go to chaco canyon. It’s a heavy place but one of the most interesting sights in all of north america. Assuming you’re gonna pass through albuquerque I recommend stopping at the frontier and getting green chili stew or enchiladas. it’s cheap it’s fast and the vibes inside are all the best of albuquerque. You’ll like it, it’s not as shit as everyone says but be aware of burglary, they won’t rob you directly but they’ll smash your window as soon as you turn around. Park near other cars and in the light you’ll be fine it’s never happened to me in over 20 years of living in ABQ.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >frontier and getting green chili stew or enchiladas

      >Not getting a breakfast burrito smothered in green chile at 3am
      not gonna make it

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        they ffucking close at 1am since the pandemic, worst news to hit abq in generations

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          That started before the pandemic. The boomer owners got tired of all the rowdy shit that would happen there after the bars let out. Can't say I blame them but frontier hasn't been the same since

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Fuck, I have not been in the Frontier in at least a decade
            Do they still have the giant tortilla machine?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              They do. And they still sell them by the dozen. But now you can go to costco and buy the uncooked flour tortillas they stock and they unironically taste and feel just like the frontier's do for pennies on the dollar.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >uncooked flour tortillas
                what sort of sorcery is this

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        they ffucking close at 1am since the pandemic, worst news to hit abq in generations

        >not getting the frontier new mexican combo xmas style with a hard shell beef taco and a goyslop fountain drink
        >not going to garcia's on san mateo, sitting in that weird outside area that's basically like a metal box inside major traffic, and eating until you shit your pants
        >not eating 6000 calories of green chile cheeseburger and milkshakes at blake's in one sitting
        ngmi

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Chaco Canyon is badass. Just be wary about travelling the unpaved southern road during the rainy season - when I went in January my Rogue almost got stuck in the mud and she can handle deep snow with ease. I had to take the long way back through the North entrance and spend an extra 2 hours driving back to Gallup the long way through Farmington. Worth it tho

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sandia Crest is nice

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fun fact, the Alamogordo region is one of the only mountainous sighsee areas in the Western US that still has reasonable real estate prices. The other is the Black Hills in SD/WY. Might be relevant if you're a scsighsee and looking to move one day.

    t. Zillowfag

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What is going to happen to the property value of a condo in metro albuquerque? Are zillow estimate numbers reasonable?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        We're looking at a short-term decline in real estate. Probably 15-20% if I had to guess, over the next few years. But don't hope for anything pre-pandemic levels. That ship has sailed. (Bitcoin's the long-term play if you want to beat real estate appreciation.) Zillow estimates are just that: estimates. The best gauge will always be checking what similar units in the area last sold for.

        But yeah, I wouldn't hold your breath on ABQ crashing more than 20% or so. We're in a brave new world.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          What's the likelihood of the market crashing if the US goes into a recession?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Morgan Stanley just recently said a "worst-case" 20% downturn would only be likely with a prolonged recession and a vast increase in unemployment. Take that as you will.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              What's the likelihood of the market crashing if the US goes into a recession?

              All the research I've read basically concludes that a worst case scenario would see prices come back to 2020 levels. The days of prepandemic prices are gone simply because of how much everything appreciated.

              Abq is a weird market where I don't see us having as much upside as other states because nobody really wants to move to this weird ghetto place even if prices are attractive. But I also don't see a massive wave of selling depressing prices here either. With mortgage rates where they are now anyone who bought their house here in the past few years is basically trapped.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              [...]
              All the research I've read basically concludes that a worst case scenario would see prices come back to 2020 levels. The days of prepandemic prices are gone simply because of how much everything appreciated.

              Abq is a weird market where I don't see us having as much upside as other states because nobody really wants to move to this weird ghetto place even if prices are attractive. But I also don't see a massive wave of selling depressing prices here either. With mortgage rates where they are now anyone who bought their house here in the past few years is basically trapped.

              >this just in
              >banks that provide financing for home purchases proclaim house prices will not fall by much
              >absolutely shocking
              I’m sure they said the same thing every time there’s been a housing bubble in history. Maybe they’re right, but I don’t trust them any more than my friends realtor mother who keeps saying now is the perfect time to buy. If rates keep getting hiked into next year, housing will have to come down or literally no one will buy. Mortgages now are already far more expensive than they were even a year ago.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Bitcoin will be regulated soon and crypto bros will abandon it

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    nature fag here, been to NM a few times, underrated place. Carlsbad Caverns is great, one of my favorite national parks. Easily my favorite cave I've been in, only good cave I've been to that you don't need to be on a guided tour also which is nice, though there are guided tours to other parts of the cave also. Haven't even seen the bat flight at Carlsbad since I always go to NM in winter when I'm snowed out from places further North, heard it's great though, must be if it's anything like the bird flights you can see at Bosque del Apache. Definitely recommend Bosque del Apache in winter, even if you're not really into birds or nature, seeing thousands or tens of thousands of large birds take flight is a special experience.
    White Sands is neat enough, worth a stop.
    The Sangre de Cristos around Taos are nice, nothing specatcular though, I find Valles Calderas more interesting.
    The Gila Canyon area is beautiful, Jordan hot springs is an excellent backcountry hot springs, it's an adventure to get there though, if you're into backpacking at all it's a great area.
    Northwest New Mexico has a lot of Badlands with crazy formations, pretty cool. Chaco Canyon is nice too, largest pueblo ruins I think, Not as scenic as Mesa Verde in Colorado but you can walk through them on your own which is nice. Lots of other Native American ruins around New Mexico also.
    I've somehow neer even driven through Albuquerque or Santa Fe, I'd like to see the balloon festival sometime.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Santa Fe is solid.. Albuquerque is a top tier shit hole

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Santa fe is gay as fuck with all the hippy shit and $10 lattes.

      Let's hear the story on that one. The only native girls I've found are always ugly.

      That's cool man. I would like to hear the story also. I didn't lose by V until after I moved at age 14 so I never fucked another navajo 🙁
      I like the skinny ones. They are like unicorns lol

      pathetic coomers kys

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        damn bro we just wanted to hear a story

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          well dont

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Reverse for me. Santa Fe is a San Francisco wannabe. Albuquerque has soul.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        And by "soul" you mean rampant tweakers, gangs, cartels, poverty, homeless, addicts, drunk driving, injuns, trailer trash, hopeless desperation, and a few nice parts of town?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ABQ is more like SF when you factor in the kneegrows, illegals, and uncontrollable high crime.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Carlsbad caverns are insane, definitely worth visiting

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    South Peak is way better if you don't mind a more strenuous hike than most 12ers and 13ers up north

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's called the Land of Entrapment for a reason. Not much comes out of NM except turquoise, maybe

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You are uninformed anon

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It’s called that because people try to move away and just wind up back here because it’s actually based. It’s got nothing to do with exports or whatever you actual retard

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >it’s actually based
        This
        Even just the food alone is enough

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          the food is mostly shite, outside of a few great restaurants that do traditional New Mexican style food well.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >it's actually based

        Yes, because nothing but green chili and meth addicts is enough to retain people lmao

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That and
          >last place with affordable, not crowded and actually good sighsee property
          >low cost of living
          >sunshine 90% or more of the year
          >practically no blacks
          >wild west mentality still
          >low regulations
          >great food (even outside the green chili sphere)
          >normies misunderstand and fear it so most things here remain unchanged

          cope all you'd like. this place is objectively based.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >last place with affordable, not crowded and actually good sighsee property
            most of which is too remote or too much of a bitch to turn into something livable
            >low cost of living
            but also low income, so therefore high poverty.
            >sunshine 90% or more of the year
            which is a retardedly optimistic way of saying "too fucking hot for 5 to 8 months" every year
            >practically no blacks
            but the same problems coming from poor ass mexicans, natives, and white trash
            >wild west mentality still
            that's not a good thing
            >great food (even outside the green chili sphere)
            Objectively false; yes, the well done NM style food is good. But the mexican places in the rest of the state suck in comparison to every other neighboring state. The American food here is meh, and the other ethnic foods here are better in other states. AZ, CA, TX all mog the fuck out of NM for food.
            >normies misunderstand and fear it so most things here remain unchanged
            Normies like having a quality of life and things to do, both of which are lacking in NM

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >too remote
              False. Tons of reasonable real estate in/near albuquerque still. Rio rancho in particular
              >too hot 5 months
              It's not that hot at all. Last summer we had 2 or 3 days where it hit 100. Most summer days are low 90s and it cools off to 60s at night
              >poor ass Mexicans
              Never had a problem with Latinos. They have pride and they work their asses off. Drug addicts and gangs are the only problem.
              >food sucks
              Food is really fucking good in ABQ for the size of the town. Obviously places like LA, Dallas and Phoenix will have more, higher end options.
              >nothing to do
              Tons of outdoor stuff, growing music scene, great beer and good food, casinos, hot air balloons, tons of art. The only thing lacking in NM is trendy normie nightlife shit and a busy downtown area after 9pm

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >practically no blacks
            Tell me you've never been to Albuquerque without telling me that you've never been to Albuquerque.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >In 2020, the racial makeup of the city was 60.3% White or Hispanic and Latino (including a large ethnic percentage of Hispano-Mestizo and Mexican-Mestizo),[61] 4.5% Native American, 3.1% Black or African American, 3% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, and 9.2% Multiracial (two or more races).[59] About half of all residents (49.2%) were Hispanics or Latinos of any race,[62] while non-Hispanic whites accounted for 38.3%.[59]
              ABQ has 1/4 the black people of any other large city

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              It has been nearly two weeks since I made that post and I have not seen a single black person in that time

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Kek I live in ABQ and the only place I see black people is casinos if you don't count panhandlers.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The problem with NM isn't the blacks its the browns and the reds.

                >too remote
                False. Tons of reasonable real estate in/near albuquerque still. Rio rancho in particular
                >too hot 5 months
                It's not that hot at all. Last summer we had 2 or 3 days where it hit 100. Most summer days are low 90s and it cools off to 60s at night
                >poor ass Mexicans
                Never had a problem with Latinos. They have pride and they work their asses off. Drug addicts and gangs are the only problem.
                >food sucks
                Food is really fucking good in ABQ for the size of the town. Obviously places like LA, Dallas and Phoenix will have more, higher end options.
                >nothing to do
                Tons of outdoor stuff, growing music scene, great beer and good food, casinos, hot air balloons, tons of art. The only thing lacking in NM is trendy normie nightlife shit and a busy downtown area after 9pm

                I had the opportunity to move to ABQ and Rio Rancho was where I was looking and it seemed nice. Commuting isn't bad compared to other cities in the country but I just couldn't
                force myself to live there. NM has this feeling of inescapable desperation almost everywhere you go unless its somewhere very upscale, its hard to explain but even the deep south didn't feel like that to me. The place just feels rough around the edges and low class to the point that even Phoenix or Reno seem high class by comparison. Plus white is minority in NM and you can tell. It's like Hawaii, if you're "from here" people can tell and you get treated differently than if you aren't. After spending a few days there I couldn't wait to leave.

                https://i.imgur.com/zp8i8LP.png

                I've lived in Colorado for a decade and never considered visiting New Mexico. Is it worth a visit or is it as shitty as everyone says?

                If you live in Colorado there's things worth seeing. Just don't plan more than a couple days in NM.
                NM food is pretty legit if you can find a place that does it well and isn't touristy AF. The Sandia Peak tram/trails are a hidden gem. The white sand dunes are absolutely worth a visit. Carlsbad Cavern is a maybe but its near the dunes. Santa Fe is worth a short visit.

                The mountains in NM are basically like those in Colorado but the towns e.g. Chama feel noticeably more poor than those in the same environments in Colorado.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >NM has a feeling of desperation
                Lol that's called projecting lad. You're from an all white town and felt scared because of Latino people

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Latinos are as violent as blacks

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Lived in ABQ for several years and never had a single problem with a Hispanic person besides drunk assholes at bars about once a year.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't know if this is a fair assessment of Rio and ABQ.
                >inescapable desperation
                I could see that for ABQ, but if you live in the NW quadrant it's not so bad. What city doesn't have lowlife trash that fucks it up for everybody else? SF? LA? kek
                >if you're "from here" people can tell and you get treated differently than if you aren't
                sure, but this is the case anywhere you move to. after a few years, nobody remembers or gives a shit and you start to learn the way of the land.
                >things worth seeing
                like some other anon said, this may apply if youre some 20-something that needs to be HITTIN UP THE CLUB every weekend. but for normal well-adjusted adults, there's plenty of things to do. I'll admit that the smaller towns are certainly more desolate, but simply live in ABQ/Santa Fe or a suburb of ABQ.

                t. lived in NM before moving away for college because I hated it, then I grew up

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The only desperate parts are the hearts of the rez where everyone is poor and addicted to something. The rest of NM isn't that much different from anywhere else in America. Just more Hispanics

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    New Mexico? We don't need two Mexicos or a new one FFS

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Its not only new anon, its improved

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you are not outdoorsy, there is not much for you to do in NM.
    But if you are and you hate crowds, it's arguably the best in the country for skiing , mountain biking, off roaring, hiking , fly fishing in the mountains.

    Of course this is all in the northern part

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There's kick ass mountain biking, off roading and general sighsee stuff down south near cruces and in the Gila area. Just not so much for the snow stuff

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Skiing? Where besides Taos? Sandia park hasn't been open for like 3 years

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        there are nine ski resorts in NM but sometimes the southern ones dont get enough snow

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    New Mexico has a lot of natural beauty but bad poverty problems and the crime you'd expect to go along with it. If you want to visit there's tons of outdoor stuff like hiking, camping, hot springs, skiing. If that's not your thing you could stay at a resort near Santa fe or Taos or gila

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, it is worth visiting. Key word is VISIT.
    >old town Mesilla
    >White Sands (plan your visit so that you can come back that night during a full moon)
    >WSMR museum
    >Sunspot (and maybe Cloudcroft/Ruidoso)
    >Trinity site (open only twice per year)
    >Carlsbad Caverns
    >Roswell
    >Taos
    >Chama (for the train)
    >be sure to eat New Mexican food such as flat enchiladas and green chile burgers
    And never turn back.

    t.former USAF and was unfortunately stationed in Alamogordo and Albuquerque

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't move here if you're a single guy who wants a family. The dating scene is grim. Almost exclusively chubby latinas with kids and criminal exes

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bermp

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >live in Colorado
    >wants to visit Great Value Colorado

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