You can live in a place for a long time and never really see everything it has to offer. This year, as the temperatures cool off and summer turns into fall, use the changing leaves as an excuse to take a road trip through New Mexico to see all of the beautiful places it has to offer. In part one of our two-part series, we will provide you with a few must-see places in New Mexico that you can add to your list of road trip destinations!

There’s nothing better than packing the car and hitting the open road with your friends, family, and more than a few travel snacks in tow. However, before you get started on your New Mexico road trip, it’s important to make sure that your vehicle and paperwork is all up to date. The last thing you want is to be pulled over because you forgot to renew your vehicle registration! Luckily, MVD Express is here to help! We offer all of the MVD services you need, as well as appointments and consistently short wait times! Check out our website to find an MVD Express near you, and get back on the road today.

White Sands National Monument

Living in New Mexico, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard about the White Sands National Monument, and now is the perfect time to check it out! These dunes of white sand, located in the heart of Tularosa Basin, stretch as far as the eye can see, and they provide the perfect backdrop for all of your photos, especially if you stay until moonrise.

In addition to taking beautiful photos, you can also spend the day sledding down the dunes! This is a great activity for people of all ages, and it’s sure to leave you feeling worn out and ready for a good night’s sleep.

Pie Town

Who doesn’t love pie? If you and your road trip companions are fans of this circular dessert, then Pie Town is a must on your list of destinations. Located along U.S. Highway 60 in Catron County, this little town is known for its delicious pies and its annual Pie Festival on the second Saturday of September. Whether you’re a fan of berry pies, cream pies, or you want to try the New Mexico green chile apple pie, there’s no doubt that you’ll be able to satisfy your tastebuds in Pie Town.

Because this town is known for its pie, it only makes sense that there would be more than one pie shop — Pie-O-Neer Pies and Pie Town Cafe. However, the town is quite small, so these two shops have agreed to split the week so that neither have to compete! If you want to try pie from both while you’re on your road trip, make sure you plan your trip accordingly.

Learn More at MVD Express

These are just a couple of places that you should visit on your New Mexico road trip, and in our next post, we will provide you with a few more amazing destinations. In the meantime, make sure you have all of the paperwork for your vehicle up to date by visiting MVD Express! We offer a large selection of motor vehicle services, including vehicle registration renewal, REAL ID, and so much more. Stop by one of our many locations in New Mexico, or schedule an appointment online.

We look forward to seeing you!