Most universities are associated with four-year degree courses. And sure, you can take those at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, but every year thousands of program participants drop out after only one year. Two tops.
Although rodeos are by no means exclusive to the American Southwest, states like
Texas, Arizona, and Nevada appear repeatedly on lists of top rodeo events. This should come as no surprise because our modern notion of the “cowboy” evolved from Spanish vaqueros and this part of the country spent years under both Spanish and Mexican rule.
The Gran Quivira ruins that form part of the Salinas Pueblo Missions are a fine example of New Mexico’s complicated and conflicted past.
Although Hawaii is the state that most people associate with volcanoes, New Mexico has an extensive and diverse array of them. In fact, it’s one of the best places on the North American continent to gain insight into volcanoes. And New Mexico’s fiery behemoths aren’t fully extinct—just dormant! Here are five (literal) hotspots.