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 during the 2016 Centennial Celebration of the National Parks Service.
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. If you are looking to see as many National Parks as possible during the 2016 Centennial Celebration of the National Parks Service Farmington is a great place to start. New Mexico is home to 19 National Parks, Monuments, Trails and Historic Parks. Enrich your vacation experience and explore New Mexico National Parks.
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, also known as Chaco Canyon, is the largest excavated prehistoric ruins in North America and is a must see for history buffs and outdoor lovers! Chaco was the center of the ancestral Puebloan culture from AD 850 to 1200. Attractions within the park include Chacoan great houses, kivas, rock art and stunning vistas . The hallmark Chacoan roads and geometric layout of structures captivates visitors from around the world.
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.