Southern New Mexico sites ranked among best in the US

White Sands

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Lonely Planet, a leading travel company and guidebook publisher released its annual Best in the U.S. Top 10. The list ranks southern New Mexico at number 9.

It highlighted White Sands National Monument, the Organ Mountains, the Gila Cliff Dwellings and Valley of Fires.

The publication with the rest of the winners will hit social media and newsstands in March.

The Four Corners region made the same list in 2012. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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