Farmington is an affordable and family-friendly destination for active families looking to explore and discover cultural treasures, historic gems and the great outdoors. Take time to explore all of the family-friendly attractions in Farmington and throughout the Four Corners region.
Angel Peak Scenic Area
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.
Berg Park access, intersection of San Juan Blvd. and Scott Ave.
At the very heart of Farmington you will find a beautiful system of trails nestled along the Animas River. Visitors can enjoy walking, running and biking along the trails and explore parks, playgrounds, the Riverside Nature Center and All Veterans Memorial year-round.
Dinétah is the traditional homeland of the Navajo Indian Tribe. 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.
Visit Salmon Ruins and you will discover the Salmon Ruins, a Museum, Heritage Park, Journey Into the Past Tours and the San Juan County Archaeological Research Center and Library Museum. 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.
Lake Farmington, Main Street/NM 516, Farmington, NM
Cool off this summer with a trip to The Beach at Lake Farmington. This family-friendly oasis offers groomed sandy beaches, lap lanes, play areas, water slides, trampoline and is patroled by life guards. The Beach at Lake Farmington is a must for your summer play list!
The Farmington Aquatic Center provides indoor water recreation for the whole family, year round. This local family favorite feature a 50 meter Olympic-size pool with high and low diving boards, 150 foot water slide and a leisure / playground pool. Floats and inflatable water toys are also available for rent. For rates and hours call the Farmington Aquatic Center.
500 S. Terrace Ave, Chama, NM 87520 and 5250 US Highway 285, Antonito, CO 81120
Chama Location: 575-756-2151 or 888-286-2737 Antonito Location: 719-376-5483 or 888-286-2737
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a coal-fired, steam-operated, narrow gauge train that travels through the remote wilderness of the southern Rocky Mountains between Chama, NM and Antonito, CO. The railroad is known around the world for its spectacular scenery, unique machinery, and historic structures.
Animas Park off Browning Parkway, Farmington, New Mexico
The Riverside Nature Center is a unique place to observe wildlife, begin a walk through the River Corridor and learn about the environment. Nature Center exhibits feature the plants and animals of the riverside with emphasis on historic uses and ecosystems.
Located behind the San Juan College Health and Human Performance Center, this course borders the City of Farmington's lush and legendary desert Pinon Hills Golf Course in the high desert terrain of Northern New Mexico. Features breathtaking southwest vistas and a series of unique, challenging disc golf holes that range from easy to moderately difficult.