Farmington offers diverse landscapes and culture for those looking to reconnect with nature or appease your wanderlust. If you prefer to explore nature at your leisure, rather than follow a guide with a group of strangers, our DIY advenures are perfect for you! Discover the solitude of the Bisti, scenic wonders of Angel Peak and historical treasures as you tour the rock art and pueblitos of Dinétah. Each listing will provide you with helpful information on planning your trip. Feel free to contact our office, 800-448-1240, for additional information or stop by the Farmington Museum & Visitor Center (3041 E. Main Street Farmington) for directions and reccomendations.
County Road 7175 off of Hwy. 550, South of Bloomfield, NM
Angel Peak Scenic Area offers more than 10,000 acres of rugged terrain and is recognized for its scenic and scientific wonders. The nearly 7,000-foot "Angel Peak" is visible for miles in any direction and is surrounded by the Kutz Canyon badlands.
400 Scott Avenue Farmington, New Mexico
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Road 7297, off of Highway 371 South of Farmington, NM
Roughly 60 square miles of remote badlands, offering some of the most unusual scenery in the world. National Geographic Traveler listed the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, also known as the Bisti Badlands, one of their must-visit adventure destinations for 2019! This is a bucket list vacation for every venturesome hiker, explorer, and photographer.
Dinétah is the traditional homeland of the Navajo people. The region is full of Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) and Navajo rock art and small Navajo ruins called pueblitos, which is Spanish for “little pueblos.” There is also evidence left by the Ute tribes and early Spanish explorers and settlers. While not a National Park, these sites are of great interest to those interested in visiting Aztec Ruins National Monument, Chaco Culture National Historical Park and Mesa Verde National Park.
NM Highway 371, south of Farmington
Head Canyon OHV Recreation Area is located just south of Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area. Both are located on the south end of Farmington on Highway 371. Head Canyon is designated primarily for OHV motorcross racing.
6131 Hwy. 64, Bloomfield, NM 87413
Visit Salmon Ruins and you will discover a cultural museum, Heritage Park, Journey Into the Past Tours, and the San Juan County Archaeological Research Center & Library. This hidden gem is a must-see for every history buff, archeology nut, and cultural adventure seeker. So, whether you are looking to expand your knowledge of the Ancestral Puebloans, want to walk in the footsteps of an ancient culture, or are simply looking for something to do for an afternoon, Salmon Ruins is one Four Corners attraction that you should not miss.
Visible from Hwy. 64 & Hwy. 491
Shiprock Pinnacle is one of New Mexico's most iconic landmarks. This unique towering rock formation can be seen for miles in all directions. Shiprock is known to the Navajo as "Tsé Bit' A'í", or rock with wings. The peak tip rests at 7,178 feet above sea level, and is at the center of three volcanic pressure ridges that pushed the rock skyward millenniums ago. Due to its sacred nature, climbing is not permitted.
Navajo Lake State Park
505-564-7600 or 800-842-3127
The wildlife, scenery and a Navajo Pueblito found amidst these 3,900 acres of diverse canyon landscape make this a great area for day hikes.