New Mexico is located in the southwestern and western regions of the United States. New Mexico is located in four geographic land regions: Great Plains, High Plains/Colorado Plateau, Rocky Mountains, and the Basin and Range Region.
New Mexico has four land regions - the Great Plains, the Colorado Plateau, the Rocky Mountains, and the Basin and Range region. The Great Plains cover the eastern third of the state. This region consists of a high plateau intersected by deep canyons.