Well known as an outdoor lover’s paradise, Farmington, New Mexico is set in the scenic Four Corners area and is the perfect destination for exploring nature and taking in beautiful Northern New Mexico this Spring.
A number of adventures await for families and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Farmington’s recreation areas feature a wide variety of terrain for off-roading adventures, and the area has received national attention, with Chokecherry Canyon located in Farmington being named as the #1 New Mexico trail on the 2015 Top Off Road Trails in America list, published by PartCatalog. Farmington’s trails include sandy arroyos, large sand dunes, world-class sandstone rock crawling, desert technical trails, steep hills and challenging slick rock for use in OHVs, ATVs, mountain bikes, motorcycles and more.
Explore an area steeped in culture and history. Offering both self-guided and guided tours, Farmington’s rich history is showcased with a variety of historical sites, including the Salmon Ruins and Heritage Park, Aztec Ruins National Monument, the Dinétah Rock Art & Pueblitos and Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Farmington is also home to two private museums, the Bolack Museum of Fish and Wildlife and the Bolack Electromechanical Museum. Both museums are free to the public with appointment.
For an otherworldly experience explore the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness. One of the most astonishing landscapes in the United States, this area boasts striking hoodoos and a variety of other unique rock formations in what was once a coastal swamp of an inland sea.
Fish five lakes—all in one destination. Explore the waters of Lake Farmington, Navajo Lake, Jackson Lake, Cutter Reservoir, and Morgan Lake. Then, go river rafting along the Animas or kayaking on Animas River White Water Park or paddleboarding at Lake Farmington. You can also enjoy a fly fishing adventure along the famous San Juan River Quality Waters.
Request a free vacation guide and start planning your adventure at FarmingtonNM.org.