New Mexico's Resolution: Get More People Outside in 2020

3 Jan 2020

The number of recreation access permits issued by the New Mexico State Land Office nearly tripled in 2019, and officials say the goal is to keep growing that number.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Flanked by cactus and juniper, a pristine trail snakes through the high desert just outside New Mexico's most populated area.

Sandstone canyons carved into the northeastern side of the state make for a remote bouldering and rock climbing paradise.

And not far from the Texas border, a collection of scraggly cottonwoods and poplar-type trees is a beacon for birdwatchers hoping to catch a glimpse of a rare winged migrant.

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