If the busy, fast-paced life in the city has you stressed out, you need a vacation—a getaway. And when on a getaway, it’s important to remember to slow down, embrace nature, and truly get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and stress. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, beautiful scenery all around and plenty of wide-open space to lose the stress and find yourself, Farmington offers the opportunity for a unique and serene getaway.
You can get lost in the exploration of the great outdoors and reconnect 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. Take a break and explore one of our 70+ parks or take an afternoon to stroll along our National Recreational Trail system along the Animas River. Your next adventure is waiting in Farmington—whatever your definition of adventure may be.
Animas River Trails
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.
Lake Farmington is popular for family friendly outdoor adventures and is open year-round for fishing and seasonally to electric and non-motorized watercraft. The area also features trails for mountain biking, horseback riding and wildlife watching.
Pinon Hills Municipal Golf Course is a regulation 18-hole course. Golf Digest, in its May 2002 issue, rated Pinon Hills as "the best municipal course" in the U.S. The course was also given a 5-star rating; one of only 16 public access courses in the country to receive this honor. Golfweek Magazine has also ranked Pinon Hills as the #4 Municipal Golf Course in the United States from 2008 to 2010. Pinon Hills remains "America's best golf bargain."
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.
Bowlero Lanes offers hours of affordable entertainment, perfect for active families looking to build memories. Bowling alley is open seven days a week and offers dining and games. Batting cages are open April - October, Call for rates and hours or visit online!
La Plata Valley Raceway is a top notch sand drag venue, with a track 300 feet long and a shut down length of over 1400. We look forward to bringing the highest quality of entertainment, family fun and exciting racing to the 4 Corners region. Enjoy tasty food on site while you enjoy watching our events! Visit our website for event details.
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.