mikewalker's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
Leaderboard Highlights
mikewalker's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in New Mexico
1st
Places added to New Mexico
1st
Places edited in New Mexico
2nd
Places visited in Benson, Arizona
2nd
Places added to Albuquerque, New Mexico
2nd
Places edited in Albuquerque, New Mexico
3rd
Places visited in Santa Fe, New Mexico
3rd
Places added to Maine
3rd
Places visited in Durango, Colorado
Loading map...
Montrose, Colorado

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

A dangerous narrow-gauge railroad once traced a route through this striking canyon.
Chimney Rock, Colorado

Chimney Rock

Two tall rocks sit at the center of this site, once the home of a large Ancestral Puebloan community.
San Luis, Colorado

Shrine of the Stations of the Cross

This shrine is an ode to the region's rich Hispanic heritage.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Shatter Cones

The shattered remnants of a meteor that struck Santa Fe more than a billion years ago.
Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Santa Rosa Blue Hole

A clear blue swimming hole with hidden caves, still unexplored.
Fort Sumner, New Mexico

Grave of Billy the Kid

The final resting place of the most famous outlaw in the Old West.
Fort Sumner, New Mexico

Bosque Redondo Memorial

A somber monument commemorates the site of a Native American reservation marked by suffering.
Capitan, New Mexico

Smokey Bear's Grave

The final resting place of the living embodiment of the famous Forest Service symbol.
Roswell, New Mexico

Bottomless Lakes State Park

Hidden in the New Mexico desert southeast of Roswell, nine small deep lakes formed inside sinkholes.
Roswell, New Mexico

Roswell McDonald's

This fast-food outlet is the only space and UFO-themed McDonalds in the world.
Lincoln, New Mexico

Lincoln County Courthouse

The site of Billy the Kid’s most famous escape and the end to the Lincoln County War.
White Oaks, New Mexico

No Scum Allowed Saloon

In a largely deserted ghost town, a little brick building recalls its history as a gold rush hub and haven for outlaws.
Tularosa, New Mexico

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

More than 21,000 images fill this overlooked gem of a prehistoric site.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

Alamogordo Landfill

Buried beneath the New Mexico sands are believed to be millions of copies of Atari's E.T. video game.
Columbia Falls, Maine

Wild Blueberry Land

This colorful theme park dedicated the official fruit of Maine serves sweet, tasty treats.
Fish Creek, Wisconsin

Eagle Tower

Walk up a ramp through a forest for panoramic views of Lake Michigan.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's "Black Sea"

This area was once known for being a lawless haven for rough-and-tumble sailors, earning the maritime-themed nickname "the black sea."
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Center of the Universe

A plain concrete tower stands at the epicenter of the cosmos.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Musical Highway

If drivers cross the rumble strip on this stretch of Route 66 at just the right speed it plays "America the Beautiful."
Moab, Utah

Moab Rock Shop

This Moab institution functions as both a rock store and a small natural history museum.
Cañones, New Mexico

Cerro Pedernal

A flat-topped butte that makes a constant backdrop for Western art.
West Glacier, Montana

Lake McDonald

Spectacular views await visitors to this lake.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bow & Arrow Brewing Co.

Owned by Native American women, this brewery is a celebration of indigenous culture in the American Southwest.
Los Lunas, New Mexico

New Mexico Mystery Stone

On the side of a remote mountain, a stone face bearing an inscription of mysterious origin.