New Mexico is called The Land of Enchantment, and for good reason. The mountains make a gorgeous skyline, the kind of "purple mountain's majesty" that are immortalized in "America the Beautiful." The landscape of New Mexico is more than just mountains. It's white sandy dunes and a sub-freezing ice cave. It's the modern history of the bomb at Alamogordo, it's early history of petroglyphs and pueblos, and it's the ancient history of preserved dinosaur tracks. There's a lot to see in New Mexico, and Albuquerque is a great place to start.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the largest city in the state, and, having been founded at the start of the 18th century, is actually older than the United States. Albuquerque is not the most picturesque town in New Mexico- that honor falls to Taos. And it's not the oldest town either. Santa Fe was inhabited for thousands of years before recorded history. But Albuquerque is the largest town, with plenty of history and plenty to see. For instance, the International Rattlesnake Museum is in town, and every October there is the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. But you don't have to wait until October to enjoy Albuquerque's unique offerings.
In the hills outside Albuquerque, you will find the North Domingo Baca Dog Park, a nice dog park with just about everything you could ask for. There's a large main enclosure for all dogs and a smaller enclosure for dogs under 30 pounds. Both enclosures are covered in wood chips which do a great job of helping to ward off odors. There are also plenty of poop bags and trash cans.
Both the main enclosure and the smaller enclosure have trees and benches. The main enclosure also has a lot of fountains for both people and doggies. The area is quite dusty, as is the rest of the state, and the park does not currently have a dog wash, so keep that in mind. However, the view definitely makes up for it.
The North Domingo Baca Dog Park has one attraction that is often missing in dog parks- lighting. The park is open until 10 PM each night, so the lighting definitely comes in handy, as does the double entry and the strong fencing, deliberately sunk well into the ground to account for the winds that can come up in the afternoon. The North Domingo Baca Dog Park has a lot of visitors, which makes for a lot of fun for your fur baby. If you're in the area, you should definitely put it on your "to do" list!