Arizona and NewMexico

 


In November 2011, while pursuing my Bachelor’s thesis internship in Colorado, I decided to take a week off and fly to Tucson (Arizona) to explore the surrounding parks. After a short visit to the Saguaro National Park and Sabino Canyon, I left heading towards New Mexico and stopped at the Chiricahua National Monument. The Park offers beautiful trails where visitors can admire stone column formations caused by a massive volcanic eruption of millions of years ago. Once crossed the New Mexico border I explored the spectacular White Sands National Monument. The scenic views of the gypsum sand dunes offered by the park are unique giving the impression you are in some remote place far from Earth. Watching at the sunset and the sunrise from your tent while camping is a once in a lifetime experience. Next stop was Roswell city, famous for the UFO incident. The most popular place to visit is the International UFO Museum and Research Center.

The map above (from maps.google.com) shows our main stops.
Look at my picture to taste a bit of the southern states of USA.

 

To learn more visit:

  1. https://www.nps.gov/sagu/index.htm
  2. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coronado/recarea/?recid=80532
  3. https://www.nps.gov/chir/index.htm
  4. https://www.nps.gov/whsa/index.htm
  5. http://www.roswellufomuseum.com/
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