What drew me to this little town in South Centra New Mexico wasn’t the town itself but the Valley of Fires lava flow. It remains a vivid memory from a family vacation when I was young. Only a couple of years ago did I take an opportunity to drive this way to Las Cruces for work and make a quick pass through town. Unfortunately, the weather was unfavorable so I did not waste time in the rain at Valley of Fires. I regret that because I do not know when I will return.
Meanwhile, Carrizozo has an interesting history, much of which has been well preserved.