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Hatch Chile FestivalThe town of Hatch, New Mexico may be small – just over 1,600 residents call it home – but come Labor Day weekend, its population temporarily swells to 30,000 people. This is no fluke migration: Hatch is also known as the Chile Capital of the World…and for chile-heads, visiting the annual Hatch Chile Festival at the start of September is the ultimate pilgrimage.

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The Best New Mexican Cuisine in AlbuquerqueIt’s hard to find people more proud of their local cuisine than New Mexicans. And for good reason. For starters, it’s the oldest regional cooking style in the whole of the US, with a heritage going back roughly 400 years. For another, it’s a unique blend of Native American, Spanish, and more modern American influences. New Mexican cuisine has an identity all its own – Tex-Mex (or even just regular Mex) it most certainly isn’t.

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The Albuquerque Balloon Festival

by Tag September - last edited September

The Alburquerque Ballon Festival

Once a year, thousands of hot air balloon aficionados get together to soar gracefully above the skies of New Mexico at the Albuquerque Balloon Festival.

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The Toughest Hikes in New Mexico

by Tag August - last edited August

The Toughest Hikes in New Mexico

From the Chihuahuan Desert in the extreme south along the Mexican border, through lofty and heavily forested peaks in the northern counties, there’s certainly no shortage of variety in the toughest hikes in New Mexico. Here we chart our four favourite hikes routes worth tackling.

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Stargazing in New Mexico

by Tag June 2014 - last edited October

Stargazing in New Mexico

Combine New Mexico's sparse population with its clear skies and rugged topography—which runs the full gamut between arid plains, heavily forested mountain ranges and the lush Rio Grande basin—and it’s no wonder its sky was Ansel Adams’ favourite. Here are some of our favourite places for stargazing in New Mexico.

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