Farmington is well known as an affordable and family-friendly hub to experiencing the outdoor adventures of the Four Corners and northwest New Mexico. When visiting for the National Parks and scenic wonders of the region, make time to visit the top-rated recreation areas and adventure hot spots within the city limits during your getaway. Whether you are looking to slow down and embrace nature, or to test your skills on a full-throttle adventure - you will find the perfect spot to do so right in Farmington! With almost 300 days of sunshine, each year, and beautiful scenery all around you will discover why outdoor lovers and active families thrive here; and how Farmington offers travelers the opportunity for a unique and adventurous getaway.
You can easily unplug and connect with nature when you visit Farmington. In a region blessed with endless opportunities for fun in the sun, Farmington offers many family-friendly outdoor activities within the city limits. Take a break and explore one of our 50+ parks, kayak the Animas River Water Park, watch wildlife at Lake Farmington or the Animas River Walk Trails, test your skills on our golf, disc, and footgolf courses. If you prefer to get off the pavement and explore the top-ranked 4x4 trails in New Mexico, you can do so - just minutes from Main Street. Your next outdoor adventure is waiting in Farmington!
South Tucker Ave. and River Road Animas Park, Farmington, NM
All Veterans Memorial Plaza is located within Animas Park, along the Animas River. This memorial park is a place where all veterans can be honored and remembered.
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.
Berg Park, Farmington, NM
Right at the heart of Farmington you will find Animas and Berg Parks. Amidst the river walk trails and parks you will discover the Animas River Whitewater Park. This is the perfect stop for those looking to tube, kayak or raft the Animas River.
Pinon Hills Blvd. and Glade Road, Farmington, NM
Glade Run Recreation Area, also known as the Glade, consists of 19,000 acres of open public land along the north and northwest side of Farmington. At an elevation of 5,669 feet, this popular recreation area consists of sandy arroyos, slick rock, rolling foothills, and mountain trails. The Glade offers motorcycle, mountain bike, ATV/UTV, Jeeps and equestrian trails. The area is open year-round, dry overnight camping is permitted.
Highway 371, Farmington, NM
Over 800 acres of fun is waiting for off-road enthusiasts at the Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area. Located just 1.5 miles south of Farmington, this OHV area has been created by 40+ years of off-road vehicle use.
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.
Main Street/NM 516, Farmington, NM
505- 599-1197 or 599-1400
Lake Farmington offers outdoor lovers a variety of adventures within the city limits! The lake is open year-round for fishing and camping, and seasonally for boating and swimming. When visiting Lake Farmington make time to explore the mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding trails. Bird watching is also a popular activity at Lake Farmington. A variety of hummingbirds, eagles, hawks, and heron frequent this city oasis.
This unique 27 hole disc golf course sits amidst spectacular high desert terrain with endless views. This is a must see and play!
4601 College Boulevard Farmington, NM
Located on the campus of San Juan College, this disc golf course is a local favorite!