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American West Properties

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Best Time to Visit: Year Round
Land of big sky, epic tequila sunsets and a mecca for geological masterpieces and ancient cultures, the American West is a vibrant mix of natural beauty and traditions, making it one of the most diverse and fascinating corners of America. 

Believe it or not, the iconic Wild West era of yesteryear still lives on today. Native American, Hispanic, Anglo and Latino cultures have been settled here for centuries. The ancestral people who settled in the Four Corners area of the Southwest are believed to have been the original inhabitants of what are now the Hopi villages of Walpi and Old Oraibi in Arizona and the village of Ancoma in New Mexico. These three villages have the distinction of being the oldest continuously occupied villages in North America. Throw in Spanish conquistadors, American explorers and outlaws, and the American Southwest is a powder keg of action, culture and adventure just waiting to be explored! Hike, mountain bike, horseback ride, ski, raft or llama trek your way through this land of enchantment. 

New Mexico

“New Mexico has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. There are the high desert plateaux reaching for scores of miles into the blue distance; the iron-like clumps of mountain scarfed in cloud, their summits shimmering with ice; Alpine forests of fir, stands of aspen, mists of giant cottonwoods in the valley beds, and craggy peaks that burst from the flatlands….and despite being so arid, this is a land defined by its waters – lakes, rivers, streams surging between volcanoes, meandering through broad valleys, plunging down gorges. And its wildlife is really wild: bear, elk, bison, wolves, mountain lion, eagles.” - Henry Shukman, The Observer, Saturday 1 May, 2010

A STATE OF FIRSTS

New Mexico has been lauded as a state of “firsts” – first in SpaceTourism, first in FilmTourism and the first in EcoTourism.  Uncharted Outposts owners Chip and Sandy Cunningham were contracted by the State of New Mexico to develop a statewide ecotourism program; drawing on the rich diversity and harnessing the energy and talent of the state's finest guides, to increase awareness and interest in the State of New Mexico and its abundant wild places.

New Mexico offers up some of the most breathtaking experiences where descendants of ancient Native Americans and Spanish colonists pass along centuries-old traditions and languages and where art and adventure abound. But more than anything, it is a place where just being in its landscapes soothes the soul and stills the mind. The spirit of the American West is very much alive in New Mexico!




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