The Southwestern Lifestyle: New Mexico Edition

June 10, 2024   |   Posted by: Truline News Reporter

Maybe all our gushing about red rocks and cacti has gotten you thinking that the southwest is too arid and hot for truck driving. There’s a part of the southwest, though, that can bring you all-season weather. That’s New Mexico.

Drivers in The Land of Enchantment get to live with the best of all worlds. Sprawling desert outcroppings, clear, beautiful lakes, and soaring mountain peaks that mark the beginning of the Rocky Mountains.  All that majesty, of course, means there’s plenty of amazing outdoor activities to enjoy as well.

When your week on the road is done, New Mexico has plenty for you to explore. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite ways to live life to the fullest in the great outdoors. Read on…


Gypsum Desert

You spend your days sitting behind the wheel of your truck. Of course, you’re dying to get up and move once you have some free time. You’ll be spoiled for choice for nature hikes in New Mexico, thanks to its varied terrain.  There’s sagebrush-filled desert trails, yes, but also craggy mountain paths surrounded by trees and wildlife.  There’s also one-of-a-kind natural wonders like the white gypsum desert of White Sands National Park. It’s a bit of a trek from Roswell, but worth the drive. Even if you’re a truck driver.


Taos New Mexico

New Mexico isn’t the gateway to the Rockies for nothing. If you want to ski, head to the northern part of the state and you’ll be spoiled for choice.  Truck drivers based out of Albuquerque and Santa Fe have a wealth of options available to them (plus many options for snowmobiling). If you’re willing to travel a little further, you’ll find the famous slopes of Taos.  Here’s our top choices for skiing in New Mexico.

Boating and Fishing

New Mexico Lake

As a truck driver, there’s something refreshing about handling a simple outboard motor instead of a 600-horsepower semi truck.  Or simply sitting still on the shore, waiting to reel in a big one (or New Mexico’s official fish, the cutthroat trout).  There’s plenty of good fishing right in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, but there’s also great spots for when you really want to get away from it all.  Take a look at our top boating and fishing picks below.


Camping in New Mexico

If you really want to get away from it all, then spending the night in the wilderness is key. Even truck drivers need to get away from civilization for a while.  New Mexico is packed with campgrounds, including RV-friendly ones for those drivers who don’t think sleeping on the ground is in any way relaxing. Take a look at our favorites.

New Mexico isn’t just a great place for truck drivers to work, it’s a great place for truck drivers to live. We think you’d love it here on the Truline team. Check out our current opportunities and get driving for us today.

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