Although New Mexico is located in the southwestern portion of the United States, it is also referred to as a mountain state. The “Land of Enchantment” is known for its unique culture. New Mexico has the highest percentage of Hispanics in the country, and the third highest population of Native Americans in the nation. These factors influence everything from the art and architecture to the food in New Mexico. Tourism, gas and oil production, and federal government spending are all driving forces in the state’s economy. From skiing in Taos to exploring the Santa Fe Trail, there is plenty to discover in New Mexico.