New Mexico

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New Mexico is a state of the United States of America. Basically New Mexico is a spaceship. It's like a spaceship landed. All kinds of people: Old hippies, Mexicans, Indians, Jesus people with flowing robes and perfect posture scented strongly with Frankincense and God knows what other spices, weird people. 3HOs walking around in turbans. Mescaline. Fast hitchhiking.

Speaking of Spaceships there is a place just west of Taos called the Earthship community. Lot of retired hippies there who will gladly give you a ride and wish you luck hitching across the desolate 64 west of there. Do pay it a visit.

The skies are basically a florid dreamscape of trippy wonder. Sunsets are so psychedelic that it makes you want to cry.

Public transportation

The New Mexico Department of Transportation runs a number of extremely cheap buses across the state.


66-7-340. Pedestrians soliciting rides or business.

A. No person shall stand in a roadway* for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment or business from the occupant of any vehicle.

  • 66-1-4.15. Definitions. (2007)

N. “roadway” means that portion of a street or highway improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder

Federal Districts

Note:All land regulated by the National Park service prohibits hitchhiking under the Code of Federal Regulations Title 36 section 4.31: Hitchhiking or soliciting transportation is prohibited except in designated areas and under conditions established by the superintendent.

  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park

4.31 has not been amended here, so hitchhiking is prohibited.

  • Bandelier National Monument

Hitchhiking is permitted where traffic and road conditions will allow roadside standing/stopping in a safe manner that will not obstruct traffic. Hitchhiking is prohibited along the Entrance Rock from the main gate to the entrance at the main parking area of Frijoles Canyon.



As a single female, Jnadz only waited about 20 minutes for a ride out of Albuquerque, posted at the last exit on the freeway heading east. Turned down a couple trucks full of old creepers, but made it to Texas in two rides and just a few hours. Remember: it gets hot out there.

New Mexico is one of the most varied states geographically. Mountains, lush grasslands, canyons, deserts, and ponderosa pine forests. Just south of Artesia, the sheriff told me he would arrest me for disorderly conduct if I kept holding my thumb out to traffic. I refused to stop hitchhiking and he never came back to bother me. Never had any trouble here beyond that. The people are mostly welcoming. I have some especially fond memories of New Mexico. Thewindandrain 21:49, 1 May 2012 (CEST)

New Mexico is great, it's just cold in the winter. One time we were sleeping in this couple's house who offered to put us up (their idea, not ours) and in the middle of the night the dude came brandishing this long dagger saying get out or I'll kill you. I love New Mexico. Anonymous

the only thing I liked about new Mexico was I could walk on the interstate and the police didn't bother me,the rides I did catch were cool people.socorro is a weird place.guy gave me 20$ there though.and I caught a ride to Las cruces by a Mexican headed to el Paso,stay away from any border town,its tough getting out-token

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