Love National Parks? Then you will enjoy vactioning in Farmington, New Mexico, one of the few cities in the United States where you can explore 5 National Parks and enjoy the comfort of being settled in one fun and affordable basecamp. Discover the beauty and history of the Four Corners region as you tour our magnificent National Parks.
Visitors from across the world enjoy Farmington as their National Park and outdoor adventure basecamp. Centrally located amidst 5 national treasures, they plan easy day-trips to explore the fascinating history and astonishing landmarks of 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.
Aztec Ruins National Monument provides visitors an intimate opportunity to explore ancient ruins built by the ancient Ancestral Puebloans in the 1100s. Aztec Ruins features ceremonial, public, and storage structures as well as the "Great Kiva" the oldest and largest reconstructed Kiva in North America.
Chaco Culture NHP was the center of the Anasazi culture from AD 850-1200. Preserved structures in the park include Chacoan great houses, public buildings and kivas. The hallmark Chacoan roads and geometric layout of structures constantly captivates visitors, as Chaco Canyon is the largest excavated prehistoric ruins in North America.
Hovenweep National Monument features the ruins of six Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) communities. The ruins are spread throughout a valley that crosses the Utah and Colorado border. Short trails take you to the six communities. A stop at the Visitors Center is a must.
Natural Bridges National Monument features three large natural bridges, Kachina, Owachomo, and Sipapu, set at the bottom of two adjacent canyons. Visitors can view the arches from an overlook or hike trails to experience them up close and personal.