10 days in Northeast New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Northeast New Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in Northeast New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Raton
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Tucumcari
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Nageezi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Denver

2
nights
Raton

Raton ©
Raton is a city and the county seat of Colfax County in northeastern New Mexico. Get out of town with these interesting Raton side-trips: Cimarron (Philmont Scout Ranch, Aztec Mill, & more) and Capulin Volcano National Monument (in Capulin). There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at NRA Whittington Center and look for gifts at Solano's Boot & Western Wear.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Raton trip itinerary maker tool .

Denver to Raton is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In October in Raton, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Tucumcari.

Things to do in Raton

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cimarron, Capulin Volcano National Monument
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Capulin Volcano National Monument ©
Capulin Volcano National Monument
NRA Whittington Center ©
NRA Whittington Center
Solano's Boot & Western Wear ©
Solano's Boot & Western Wear

3
nights
Tucumcari

Tucumcari ©
Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Russell's Truck and Travel Center (in Glenrio) and Santa Rosa (Route 66 Auto Museum & Blue Hole). The adventure continues: make a trip to Murals of Tucumcari, examine the collection at Tucumcari Railroad Museum, browse for treasures at Tucumcari Trading Post, and look for gifts at Contemporary Designs.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucumcari trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Raton to Tucumcari in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Raton in October, with highs in Tucumcari at 77°F and lows at 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Tucumcari

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Russell's Truck and Travel Center
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2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Las Vegas is a city in and the county seat of San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Fort Union National Monument and then browse for treasures at Plaza Antiques. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Vegas Plaza, then browse the collection at Carnegie Public Library, then explore the striking landscape of Pecos National Historical Park, and finally admire the striking features of Dwan Light Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planner.

You can drive from Tucumcari to Las Vegas in 2 hours. In October, Las Vegas is a bit cooler than Tucumcari - with highs of 68°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Nageezi.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fort Union National Monument, Pecos National Historical Park
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Fort Union National Monument ©
Fort Union National Monument
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park
Las Vegas Plaza ©
Las Vegas Plaza

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nights
Nageezi

Nageezi ©
Nageezi is a census-designated place in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. On the 19th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chaco Culture National Historical Park and then delve into the distant past at Pueblo Bonito. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Una Vida, contemplate the long history of Chetro Ketl, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Fajada Butte.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nageezi online journey planner .

Drive from Las Vegas to Nageezi in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nageezi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Chaco Culture National Historical Park ©
Pueblo Bonito ©
Pueblo Bonito
Chetro Ketl ©
Chetro Ketl