The Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau has provided these local attractions near their area.
Local Attractions in and Around Farmington
Angel Peak Scenic Area
A 40 million-year-old geological formation surrounded by badlands, the “Angel” raises its wings over sculpted and shaded colors of the surrounding high desert. There are overlooks and a short trail to explore. The scenic area offers primitive camping and picnic areas with grates, tables and vault toilets. No water or other services available.
Angel Peak is located 15 miles south of Bloomfield on Hwy. 550, traveling east on CR 7175 over six miles of gravel road.
Animas River Trails
Explore 8 miles of woodland, riverside and nature trails that weave through Animas, Berg and Boyd Parks. These trails are ideal for jogging, walking, bicycling, bird and wildlife watching and horseback riding. Two pedestrian bridges cross the animas river, with several observation areas. Leashed pets permitted. Trails can be accessed off Browning Parkway, Animas Park and at Scott Avenue and San Juan Blvd. in Berg Park.
1651 San Juan Blvd., Farmington, NM 87401
Found in a charming original building in Historic Downtown Farmington perfect for shopping and observing artists create in their studio space. Featured artwork includes pottery, watercolor, pottery, and handmade furniture handmade books and mixed media.
302 E. Main St, Farmington, NM
Aztec Ruins National Monument
From A.D. 1050 to 1300, the ancestors of the modern-day pueblo people constructed and used the monumental network of public and ceremonial structures, roadways, multi-storied buildings and smaller residential buildings. The community functioned as a center for trade as well as public and ceremonial events. The Great Kiva, reconstructed in 1934, is the only reconstructed kiva of its kind. The monument became a World Heritage site in 1987. Today, a visitor center and museum acquaints travelers with the history and culture of the ancestral Pueblo. A nearly one half mile, self-guided trail winds through excavated structures. Hours are 8am-6pm Memorial Day through Labor Day and 8 am – 5pm the rest of the year. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Entry to the monument is located 14 miles east of Farmington on Hwy. 516 on Ruins Road. Admission is free.
#84 CR 2900, Aztec, NM 87410
This 12,000-acre ranch, wildlife preserve and experimental farm is owned and operated by Tommy Bolack. There are two museums on B-Square Ranch, the Bolack Museum of Fish and Wildlife and the Bolack Electromechanical Museum which feature collections of antique farm machinery and electricity-generating equipment. Free tours of these museums are offered by appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, if room is available. Call for additional information. The B-Square Ranch welcomes visitors year round and is located south of Farmington on Hwy. 64.
3901 Bloomfield Hwy., Farmington, NM
Bisti Badlands/De-Na-Zin Wilderness
Home to some of the most astonishing landscapes in the world. Natural arches, hoodoos, desert spires petrified logs and other fossils are scattered among the approximate 60 square miles of numerous colorful landforms and unique geological features of this federally protected area. The best formations can be reached by hiking 2 miles east from the Bisti parking area. At first glance, you will see why photographers, hikers and explorers from around the world are drawn to the Bisti. Primitive camping is possible, but no service or water are available. The wilderness area is located 37 miles south of Farmington on Hwy. 371, traveling 2 miles down CR 7297, which is a gravel road.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Chaco Canyon was a major regional center for Ancestral Puebloan culture from A.D. 850 to 1200. The park preserves the impressive remains of the Chacoan great houses, monumental public buildings whose planning and construction spanned hundreds of years. The finely crafted masonry, geometric layout of the building, the associated great kiva, earthen mounds and Chacoan “roads” are hallmarks of the magnificent Chacoan culture. Visitors are constantly captivated by Chaco Canyon. A visitor center and campground are on-site, but no additional services are offered. The visitor center is open 8am-5pm; closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Hiking trails are open 7am to sunset year-round. Cost is $25 per car. Camping is $15 per night. Travel 75 miles south of Farmington on Hwy. 550. From Hwy. 550, turn right on CR 7900. Travel 5 miles and take the turn onto CR 7950. Travel 5 miles and take the turn onto CR 1950. Travel 16 miles, 13 of which are dirt roads that can become impassible in inclement weather. If possible, call in advance to ensure the road is passable.
(505) 786-7014 ext. 221
PO Box 220, Nageezi, NM 87037
E3 Children’s Museum & Science Center
Provides engaging science-related exhibits that foster curiosity and discovery, as well as, Tots Turf, a play area that fosters development for children 5 and under, and special programs scheduled throughout the year.
302 N. Orchard, Farmington, NM 87401
Experience the diverse history of the area’s culture through various traveling exhibits and art shows at the Farmington Museum. Lectures and workshops are featured alongside national and regional juried art shows.
3041 E. Main Street, Farmington, NM
Four Corners Explorers
Head to the hills and experience off roading trails on varying terrains. Four Corners Explorers offers hourly UTV rentals for 2-4 passengers. Group and family rates are available. See also Glade Run Recreations Area/ Chokecherry Canyon.
5101 College Blvd. Bay 5302, Farmington, NM
Four Corners Monument
The monument also known as Four Corners Tribal Park, marks the only point in the United States where four states meet. A Native American Marketplace with hand-worked crafts operates daily. Cost is $5 per person. Located 60 miles northwest of Farmington on Hwy. 160.
Navajo Parks & Recreation
PO Box 2520
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Glade Run Recreation Area/ Chokecherry Canyon
Find adventure on award winning off road trails for UTVs, Jeeps and mountain bikes. Trails sprawl over thousands of acres with varying terrains that include boulders, mountain trails, foothills, rock piles and sandy washes.
Open year round, with primitive camping available in Brown Springs Campground.
Offering a variety of outdoor adventures for the whole family. This 250-acre lake is open year round for fishing and seasonally to electric and non-motorized watercraft. The Beach at Lake Farmington is open between Memorial Day and Labor Day, offering sandy beaches, swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding. Kayak and paddle board rentals available on site. Mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and bird watching are also very popular around the lake.
Access fees to Lake Farmington are $5 per day for standard vehicle and $20 per day for commercial vehicle.
Museum of Navajo Art & Culture
The Four Corners is home to the rich artistry and centuries-old history of the Navajo or “Dine” people. Their traditional practice of creating weavings, jewelry, pottery and folk art can be observed at the newly opened Museum of Navajo Art & Culture.
301 W. Main St., Farmington, NM 87401
Navajo Lake State Park
With 150 miles of beautiful shoreline fed by three rivers (San Juan, Los Pinos and Piedra), Navajo Lake offers a variety of recreational opportunities; camping, picnicking, boating, swimming, water skiing, marinas and some of the best river and lake fishing in the southwest. The park is handicap- accessible. Navajo Lake is located 45 miles northeast of Farmington on Hwy. 173, 550 and 511.
1448 NM Hwy. 511 #1
Navajo Dam, NM 87419
Outdoor Summer Theater
Experience local theater in the beautiful natural sandstone amphitheater at Lions Wilderness Park from mid-June to late July. Performances are Thursdays – Saturdays, past performances have included Grease, Footloose, Beauty & the Beast, The Addams Family, Shrek the Musical and Mary Poppins. Concessions are available.
Riverside Nature Center
This unique nature center is connected to the River Trails along the Animas River. A great place to take a stroll, observe wildlife and learn about local plants and animals.
Animas Park off Browning Parkway, Farmington, NM 87401
Salmon Ruins & Heritage Park
Salmon Pueblo, one of the largest outlying colonies of Chaco Canyon, was built in the Chacoan architectural style during the 11th century. The museum’s exhibits display prehistoric pottery and other fascinating artifacts, such as Navajo and Spanish cultural items. Heritage Park is comprised of replica dwellings and habitations forming a “timeline of San Juan Basin history.” A picnic area is available. Heritage Park is open daily 8am – 5pm; November through March, Sunday hours are noon – 5pm. Admission is $3 per adult, $2 per senior, $1 per child 6 – 16, children under 6 are free. Located 10 miles east of Farmington on Hwy. 64.
A mass of igneous rock flanked by long upright walls of solidified lava, Shiprock Pinnacle is sacred to the Navajo, who call it Tse’ Bit’a’i, “The Rock with Wings.” The dramatic formation is best viewed from Hwy. 64 west of Farmington, or south of Shiprock on Hwy. 491. Because of the sacred nature of Shiprock Pinnacle, climbing is not permitted.
Creative and inspiring art gallery located in Historic Downtown Farmington, featuring photography, silver jewelry and paintings. You’ll want to explore the community pocket park behind the studio, the impressively large art installations are sure to move and inspire.
116 W Main St, Farmington, NM
Three Rivers Brewery
A brewery, pizzeria, game and tap room and a distillery make up the Three Rivers family found in Historic Downtown Farmington. The New Mexico Restaurant Association awarded them the coveted 2018 Distillery of the Year! You’ll get a taste of Farmington and learn about the history of the town when you visit.
101 E. Main St, Farmington, NM
Wines of the San Juan Vineyard, Winery & Tasting Room
A boutique winery destination, offering a simple and relaxing atmosphere for those seeking a short escape following a rugged quest of canyon exploration or fly fishing adventure of the San Juan River. Located in Turley and offering guests a taste of New Mexico made wines for every palate, from fruity and fanciful to dry and award-winning works of art.
Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm and noon – 5pm on Sundays. Closed Tuesdays.
Take Hwy. 64 east of Bloomfield 11 miles to Hwy. 511, then north 2.3 miles to the winery. A picnic area is available.
233 Hwy. 511, Blanco, NM 87412