Not on a schedule? Farmington and the Four Corners offers diverse landscape and culture for those looking to reconnect with nature or appease your wanderlust.
Bisti Badlands / De-na-zin Wilderness
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 Travel 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.
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.