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 northwestern New Mexico.
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. Trails include world-class sandstone rock crawling, desert technical trails, steep hills and challenging slick rock for use in OHVs, ATVs, mountain bikes, motorcycles and more.
In addition to Chockcherry Canyon, Farmington is home to the Dunes Vehicle Recreation area. It boasts a number of different terrain including, large sand dunes, steep to gentle hillsides and sandy arroyos, a steep-sided gully usually created by running water. Visitors to Farmington can rent vehicles to experience both Chokecherry Canyon and Dunes Vehicle Recreation area trails, for as little as two hours or up to eight hours from family owned and operated, Four Corners Explorers.
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.
After your adventures check out the award winning brewery, 3 Rivers and indulge in a Pineberry IPA or Papa Bear’s Golden Honey Ale. Located in a historic building, the location has as much personality as the beer itself.
Request a free vacation guide and start planning your adventure at FarmingtonNM.org.