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Here Are 14 Photos of Fall in New Mexico That Will Take Your Breath Away

John Ghost

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New Mexico is absolutely gorgeous. It is known as “The Land of Enchantment” for several reasons and one of them is due to its enchanting beauty. With fall right around the corner, the changes in weather are also going to be majestic in the state. As the temperature drops, New Mexico flings open its doors to the many travelers looking for adventure and beautiful scenery. Every fall there’s arguably no better place on earth to visit than The Land of Enchantment. Here are 14 photos of New Mexico during the fall that will take your breath away and prove my claims.

1. Fall Beauty in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Ski Basin – Photo by Beau Rogers

These fall colors are truly beautiful as the colors vary. In a few months, snow will arrive and the appearance will change considerably into a new enchanting winter wonderland.

Fall sunset in Santa Fe, New Mexico - Photo by Dean Fikar
Fall sunset in Santa Fe, New Mexico – Photo by Dean Fikar

Truly Santa Fe may be the most beautiful place in the world.

A real New Mexico fall - Photo by J, Wood
A real New Mexico fall – Photo by J, Wood

A quintessential New Mexican fall image.

2. Fall in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Los Alamos, New Mexico - Photo by Amit Rawat
Los Alamos, New Mexico – Photo by Amit Rawat

Los Alamos in the fall is simply enchanting. It looks like the rain had recently fallen on this astounding landscape.

3. Fall Foliage in Mesilla, New Mexico

New Mexico Highway 28 - Photo by Terry Bell
New Mexico Highway 28 – Photo by Terry Bell

This extraordinary tree is located on New Mexico Highway 28, which is also the only road to take to Mesilla, New Mexico.

4. Fall Colors in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque panorama during fall - Photo by Tony Klesert
Albuquerque panorama during fall – Photo by Tony Klesert

This is an astounding panorama photograph outside Albuquerque. With the moon rising above the mountains and warm fall colors, this image is absolutely stunning.

Los Poblanos farms near Albuquerque, New Mexico - Photo by Grant Condit
Los Poblanos farms near Albuquerque, New Mexico – Photo by Grant Condit

Fall foliage frames the beautiful Los Poblanos farms near Albuquerque.

The Rio Grande near Albuquerque, New Mexico - Photo by Grant Condit
The Rio Grande  during fall in Albuquerque, New Mexico – Photo by Grant Condit
Fall in the Rio Grande Bosque - Photo by Grant Condit
Fall on the Rio Grande – Photo by Grant Condit
Autumn on the Rio Grande. Fall foliage in the Bosque along the Rio Grande River in Albuquerque, NM.
Fall foliage along the Rio Grande near Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque is an excellent place for photographers looking for beautiful fall foliage.

5. Fall in Karr Canyon, Lincoln National Forest

Karr Canyon in the fall - Photo by Norma Camilliere
Karr Canyon in the fall – Photo by Norma Camilliere

The Lincoln National Forest is a very enchanting place. And in the fall the scenery in Karr Canyon are well worth your time if you want to see something beautiful.

6. Fall in Ghost Ranch

Ghost Ranch - Photo by Rooftop Photography
Ghost Ranch – Photo by Rooftop Photography

Ghost Ranch is a retreat as well as an education center near the village of Abiquiú. The high deserts are incredible during the fall season. The weather is amazing and the scenery is serene.

7. Fall in Las Cruces

Fall tree in Las Cruces, New Mexico - Photo by Katie
Fall tree in Las Cruces, New Mexico – Photo by Katie

Down south Las Cruces also gets into the fall season with wondrous colors.

8. Fall in Cloudcroft

Fall in Cloudcroft, New Mexico - Photo by Norma Camilliere
Fall in Cloudcroft, New Mexico – Photo by Norma Camilliere

Cloudcroft, named by Fodors in 2002 as the Number 3 “Most Overlooked and Underrated Destination Spot,” is absolutely stunning during the fall season.


New Mexico is one of the best states to visit or live in during the fall season. The weather is amazing and the scenery is truly enchanting.

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