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Southwestern New Mexico is rich in history and scenery.


  • Gilanet, a Southwestern New Mexican ISP, provides a lot of useful and interesting information about Southwestern New Mexico.

  • Internet de Las Cruces is another ISP that provides top-notch Internet connectivity and services for Southwestern NM. Their site includes photos from around Las Cruces and local information.

  • New Mexico Travel Newsletter is an outstanding source of information.


  • Deming New Mexico Homepage represents our famous home of pure water and fast ducks. It is worth a visit.

    Las Cruces Area

  • Somebody said that Las Cruces is the 14th fastest growing city in the U.S. - find out why. This site courtesy of the Las Cruces Convention.

  • The city of Las Cruces is also a good source of information about the area.

  • While I'm in the neighborhood, I might as well mention that Stahmann's is one of the largest pecan orchards in the world, boasting over 180,000 trees! A landmark institution in the Mesilla Valley!

  • Also in the neighborhood is El Paso, Texas. While not officially part of New Mexico El Paso has close cultural ties to Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico. They also have the El Paso Archaeological Society, which sneaks over the border under cover of darkness and does archaelogical stuff in New Mexico. Like there's not enough stuff in Texas! (Actually, they're members in good standing of the Archeological Society of New Mexico. Read about it at this nice site.

  • White Sands Missile Range has played a unique role in the Race for Space, the Cold War, and most recently Star Wars. Find out about a little known museum and missile exhibit just a short drive from Las Cruces or Alamogordo that is home to 1 of 5 remaining V-2 rockets in the world!

  • [picture of Whitesands Nat'l Monument] White Sands National Monument


    Lordsburg is the main stop between Las Cruces and Tucson, and is famous in its own right. It is the home of the Lordsburg Liberal newspaper.

    Silver City

  • Carla De Marco created an interesting site about Silver City, and Western New Mexico University also provides local information. Read all about the area in the Silver City Daily Press.

    Socorro Area

  • Socorro is a town rich in history and a major scientific and technical resource in New Mexico. It is the home of New Mexico Tech, and a close neighbor of the Very Large Array radio telescope.

  • New Mexico Tech Library has a very interesting website about Socorro and the surrounding country as well as NM Tech's Socorro page.

  • Carla De Marco's Socorro Page is also worth a visit.

  • Up northwest of Socorro, near Brushy Mountian on the San Francisco River, is Glenwood, famous for its Catwalk.

  • Not far from Socorro is the internationally famous bird watching site, Bosque del Apache. There is an excellent Thumbnail Guide to the Bosque del Apache, as well as the Audubon Society's Bosque del Apache page. If you like these, you will love the more general, Birding in New Mexico.

  • Trinity Site on the north end of White Sands Missile Range was the site of the world's first atomic explosion. It is open to the public twice a year.

    Truth or Consequences

    Truth or Consequences (affectionately called T or C by New Mexicans) used to be called Hot Springs. It is still the gateway to Elephant Butte Dam and Reservoir.

  • If you like wine you will like ourWines of Southern New Mexico, part of our New Mexico Wine Country. The southeastern region of New Mexico is the most productive wine region in the state. Enjoy touring New Mexico Wine Country

Wilderness Adventures

The famous Wild Horse/Derringer Ranch is a fully licensed outfitter for horse packing, hiking, river travel, and photography in the Southwest New Mexico wilderness. Trips and accomodations are available no matter what your taste: from the most adventurous hero to the mildest family.

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