State's outdoor recreation economy continues to grow, federal data shows

4 Dec 2023


Justyn Vogel, co-owner of Enchantment Equitreks, said her business last year was at 90% capacity — its best year in its roughly 10 years of existence.

Vogel runs the business with her mom, Mel Graham, in Edgewood, where the two offer horse-riding trips that span six to eight days across New Mexico’s rugged terrain. They mostly cater their trips to tourists, bringing to people the hidden gems the state’s outdoor recreation economy has to offer.

Vogel is not alone in seeing increased interest among residents and tourists alike taking advantage of — and participating in — New Mexico’s outdoor recreation offerings, which includes everything from skiing to fishing to cycling.

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