New Mexico State Parks Open for all Visitors

More good news for local tourism has just been announced. State parks are now open for all visitors. In the past few months, due to the pandemic, out of state guests have not been permitted to use New Mexico state parks. This restriction has helped to lower the number of COVID-19 cases in the state but has certainly been hard on the areas that depend on visitors from states, like Texas, Arizona, Colorado and other non-border states to bring revenue to the area while visiting our parks.

As it begins to warm up in Northern New Mexico, we are all looking forward to some more time spent outside. What better way to enjoy all the beauty and enchantment this area has to offer than to visit one of our many state parks? This also gives visitors to the state more activities to do while other recreational areas wait to open at full capacity.

If you’re in the Santa Fe area, there are some great state parks to visit close by.

Hyde Memorial State Park


Nestled at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at the edge of Santa Fe, Hyde Park is a beautiful spot to take in a hike or a picnic. The drive up the mountain is enjoyable any time of year and just an added bonus to making your way up to this park.


Cerrillos Hills State Park

Just 16 miles south of Santa Fe is another sweet state park that hosts breathtaking views of the Turquoise Trail. From Cerrillos Hills you can see all the way from the Sandias to Jemez! There is so much history in this area, dating back over 1,100 years. Pick from one of the five miles of trails and take in the amazing sites along the way.


Pecos Canyon State Park

Photo from: Upper Pecos Watershed Association

Pecos Canyon is known as a “jewel” for its beauty and serene landscape. Take a quick drive north of Santa Fe and you won’t be disappointed by these views! This area is another great one for hiking, camping and fishing.


Storrie Lake State Park


A little bit more of a drive from Santa Fe, but definitely worth it. Storrie Lake State Park is located in Las Vegas, NM and although it may not be the largest lake in the state, it is a great spot for a quick fishing trip, some bird watching or just playing in the water. The drive up to Las Vegas from Santa Fe is a beautiful one as well and only takes about an hour. There are also several historical sites along the way.


If you’re ready to visit Santa Fe or the Norther New Mexico area, now is a great time. With state parks opening there is now so much more to see and do. And while you’re out enjoying the sites, consider giving me a call to take a look at property in this area. I would love to show you your next dream home!

Bunny Terry: (505)504-1101

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20 Vereda Serena Santa Fe, NM 87508