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Day Trips

Make Roswell your home base to see all that southeastern New Mexico has to offer.


Escape the summer daytime heat or enjoy a white winter holiday trip up to the Sierra Blanca Mountains, a mere one-hour drive from Roswell.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

High ancient sea ledges, deep rocky canyons, flowering cactus, and desert wildlife—treasures above the ground in the Chihuahuan Desert. Hidden beneath the surface are more than 119 caves—formed when sulfuric acid dissolved limestone leaving behind caverns of all sizes.

Billy the Kid Scenic Byway

Named after famous outlaw that lived in this area, Billy the Kid Scenic Byway is a short but spectacular mountain loop through the Lincoln National Forest in southeastern New Mexico. Along the way, step out at the historic village of Lincoln, the Hondo Iris Farm and Hurd La Rinconada.