Explore Scenic Southern New Mexico

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Explore Scenic Southern New Mexico

Visit, take photos, and enter to win!

Las Cruces and surrounding Southern New Mexico communities invite you to explore the great outdoors, support local businesses, and enter to win prizes.

Spanning national monuments, national parks, state parks, and a variety of trails for outdoor recreation, Southern New Mexico is a playground for outdoor lovers, adventurists and those looking to reconnect with nature. With warmer winter temperatures, sprawling wide-open spaces, exquisite scenic views, and excursions for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels of expertise, Southern New Mexico is the ideal destination for a unique getaway or weekend trip.

After a day of exploring, unwind and refuel at one of the many local restaurants, breweries and wineries, and enjoy a stay at one of the unique lodging areas throughout Southern New Mexico. Communities also offer a wide array of locally owned boutiques, gift shops, and art galleries to pick up a souvenir from your trip.

Visit, take photos and enter to win!

Visit any of the outdoor spaces, restaurants, breweries, wineries, shops, local businesses, museums or hotels in participating communities. Next, take a photo at your location and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #ScenicSouthernNM to be entered to win swag, gift cards, attraction passes, and more. With weekly giveaways, as well as a final grand prize package, you’ll have multiple opportunities to win.

Contest is open between February 14–March 21, 2022. Photos submitted after the closing date will not be entered.

Posted photos must be set to public to ensure entries can be seen. Winners will be chosen at random, with several small prizes from individual communities and a grand prize package.

Where to visit:


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Elephant Butte

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Truth or Consequences

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Bottomless Lake


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