The Land of Enchantment is known for it's beautiful scenery, but as beautiful as the scenery is, it is even more special during sunrise and sunset. Photographers call the time the "Golden Hour" or "Magic Hour".

When the sun is near the horizon, sunlight travels through a greater depth of atmosphere, reducing the intensity of the direct light, so that more of the illumination comes from indirect light from the sky, reducing the lighting ratio. More blue light is scattered, so if the sun is present, its light appears more reddish. In addition, the sun's small angle with the horizon produces longer shadows.

Aside from scenic shots, this is also a great time to shoot glamour photography as the diffused, warm light is best for that style of photography.
Sunset over the Plains of San AgustinSunset over the VLA