The pueblos of Acoma, Laguna, and Zuni welcome visitors and feature museums, visitor centers, and events that are open to the public.
New Mexico Mining Museum
The museum chronicles the history of Grants before, during, and after the uranium mining boom of the 1950s and 1960s. An underground exhibit features a re-created mine with historic equipment.
Bandera Volcano and Ice Cave
Bandera Volcano is one of the more recent volcanic features in the region, erupting about 12,000 years ago. An easy trail takes visitors to the rim of the crater, while another short trail leads visitors into a lava tube with a permanent layer of ice at the bottom. Fees are charged at this privately owned site.
Cibola Arts Council & Double Six Gallery
The Cibola Arts Council houses the Double Six Gallery and Route 66 Vintage Museum. The gallery holds local art of all media styles, and the museum displays vintage artwork, postcards, photographs, and other antiques reminiscent of Route 66's heyday.
Cibola National Forest - Mount Taylor Ranger District
The Mount Taylor Ranger District includes the Zuni Mountains and Mount Taylor, the highest peak in the region at 11,301 feet (3,444.5 meters). Numerous forest roads wind through ponderosa groves, stands of aspen and douglas-fir, and open parklands. The district operates several campgrounds that are open seasonally.
El Malpais National Conservation Area
With over 200,000 acres of land, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conservation area is one of the premier outdoor recreation sites in New Mexico. Two designated wilderness areas offer solitude and space.
Last updated: July 2, 2020