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Index 3041 E. Main • Farmington, NM 87402 505-326-7602 • 800-448-1240 www.farmingtonnm.org Farmington...................................................................................6 Neighboring Communities ..................................................10 Location & Climate................................................................12 Local Attractions .....................................................................14 Four Corners Area Attractions...........................................22 Indian Country Tour...............................................................26 Day Trips ....................................................................................30 Photo Tour ................................................................................34 Area Maps..................................................................................37 Native American Culture .....................................................40 Sports & Recreation..............................................................44 Arts & Entertainment...........................................................56 Calendar of Events..................................................................62 Accommodations....................................................................72 More Information ...................................................................74 Photo Credits: Cover photo: Bisti Badlands by Jeff Jessing, Nature Revealed Gallery & Photo Workshops 643 B Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301 website: www.naturerevealed.com phone: 970-317-1700 email: info@naturerevealed.com CVB Photos 15, 23, 29, 34 — • Robert Castelino — Page 6, 44 Majestic Media - Pages 10, 19, 20, 27, 58, 63, 64, 65, 67, 69, 73, 74 • Britnni Poper - Page 48 Chad Vaughan - Pages 15, 26 • Becky Crowe - Page 17 • Ned James - Page 43 • Ron Lashley - Page 52, 57 Major Graham - Page 14, 16, 28 • Dean Howard - Pages 10, 30 • Dale Anderson - Page 21, 36 Dawn Chapman - Page 49 • Tony Bennett - Page 71 • Jeanene Valdes - Page 54 • Stock photos - 22, 24, 59

100 W. Apache Street • Farmington, NM 87401 505-516-1230 • www.majesticmediausa.com Design: Suzanne Thurman Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented in the guide. Because of the number of sources used, Majestic Media and the Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau assume no responsiblity for errors, changes or omissions.

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The Farmington convention & Visitors Bureau invites you to explore our unique land formations and geologic treasures, learn of our diverse culture and experience historical attractions. With scenery photographers dream of, the Four corners region is rich with Native American history, National Parks to UNeSco World Heritage Sites and year round adventures. Tucked in the northwest corner of New Mexico, Farmington is a bustling retail center for the region where our guests are warmly welcomed with exceptional Southwestern hospitality. Farmington is the ultimate location for adventure seekers, history buffs and nature lovers alike. centrally located in the Four corners, it is the perfect place to serve as a home base for day trips in every direction. Thousands of years ago, Ancestral Puebloans farmed the land here, building awe-inspiring stone and adobe cities. They left a rich history you can still see today, with descendants of the Ancestral Puebloans residing in 20 pueblos throughout New Mexico and Arizona. Farmington thrives today in the midst of magnificent scenery and ancient history, while embracing modern technology. Whether you aim to spend some quiet time along one of Farmington’s rivers, test its nationally ranked golf course or walk in the footsteps of the Ancestral Puebloans, Farmington is an ideal

place to begin your adventure. The Navajo people call the Farmington area Totah, the meeting place of water, where the Animas, la Plata and San Juan rivers meet. The surrounding countryside is filled with spectacular geological formations. Angel Peak, a formation the Navajo people believe protects sacred spirits, and Shiprock Pinnacle are two such recognizable landmarks. Step into another world, as you hike among the fascinating badlands of the Bisti/De-na-zin Wilderness. Throughout the region, you will discover unique shops and trading posts, a full range of lodging options and scores of diverse restaurants. With events celebrating the cultures, history and beauty of the area there is always something to do in Farmington. The Farmington convention and Visitors Bureau is anxious to assist you in all your planning needs to ensure a memorable experience while in this beautiful and enchanting part of New Mexico. Welcome to Farmington, where your Four corners adventure begins! For additional information to get your Four corners adventure started, contact the Farmington convention & Visitors Bureau. 800-448-1240 fmncvb@earthlink.net www.farmingtonnm.org

Official Best Of named Farmington the 2013 Best Family Getaway in New Mexico. This award was based on the city’s extensive outdoor and adventure activities, affordability and great location.

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OuR NeiGHBORiNG COMMuNitieS farmington is located in San Juan County which  has a population of about 130,000 people.  While  enjoying our beautiful city we encourage visitors to explore our neighboring communities.  they offer  experiences that create  lasting memories whether it’s fly fishing on the San Juan River or learning of  Ancient cultures.  these charming and diverse towns should definitely be a part of your northwest  New Mexico journey.

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azteC Aztec Visitor Center (888)543-4629 or www.aztecnm.com

Explorers, rustlers, homesteaders, wildcatters, railroaders: Aztec’s effervescent history epitomizes the Great American West. Centuries ago it was a gathering place and thriving capital for Ancestral Puebloans. Today, Aztec Ruins National Monument, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an unforgettable landmark to the roots of civilization. Other attractions include the Aztec Museum & Pioneer Village, mountain bike trails, a sand and clay motorcross track, Aztec Speedway and almost 300 natural sandstone arches.

BlOOmfIeld Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce (505)632-0880 or www.bloomfieldchamber.info The Village of Bloomfield was originally settled in the early 1870’s and prior to that was inhabited by Native Americans. The community is situated in the midst of Native American tribal lands with the Navajo, Jicarilla Apache, Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute reservations closest. Salmon Ruins & Heritage Park, located on the west end of town, is a great place to learn of the ancient culture and history. Bloomfield also hosts many events throughout the year such as Bloomfield Days, San Juan River Hot Air Balloon Rally and the Spring Egg-citement.

NavajO dam Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau (800)448-1240 or www.farmingtonnm.org Navajo Dam, a small community about 40 miles east of Farmington, is located along the San Juan River and Navajo Lake State Park and offers fishing lodges, guide services, fly shops and a few restaurants. World-class trout fishing can be experienced along the San Juan River’s Special Catch and Release Waters, and 12 miles of open water. Navajo Lake State Park, with 150 miles of shoreline stretching over the New Mexico/Colorado border, offers fishing, boating, water skiing, hiking and more. Wines of the San Juan is also nearby.

SHIPROCK Navajo Tourism (928)810-8501 or www.discovernavajo.com Shiprock, the largest Navajo community on the Navajo Nation, is located about 30 miles west of Farmington. It’s named after the remarkable pinnacle known to the Navajo as ‘Tsé bit’ ái’ or “Rock with Wings” which is the remains of a solidified lava core. Shiprock Pinnacle is one of the most highly photographed geological formations in the Four Corners. The community of Shiprock has many interesting events with cultural ties such as the Shiprock Marathon each spring and the Northern Navajo Nation Fair held in early October. FARMINGTON CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

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LOCATION ANd CLIMATE Farmington, located in northwest New Mexico, is the ideal city to stay in as you explore the Four Corners region. Blessed with an average of 273 days of sunshine each year, the climate is perfect for adventure in any season. Altitude and temperature combine to provide four distinct seasons for a wide variety of outdoor activities. Farmington is a great place to play, a comfortable place to stay and an impressive place to discover.

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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS GATEWAY PARK: MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTER 3041 E. Main St. Farmington, NM 87402 Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau (800) 448-1240 www.farmingtonnm.org Farmington Museum (505) 599-1400 www.fmtn.org/museum Whether you are interested in exploring Southwest Indian ruins, playing golf at pinon Hills or fly-fishing on the San Juan River, gateway park is the best place to jump-start your adventure. Centrally located at 3041 E. Main St., this facility houses the Farmington Museum, Visitor Center and the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau. Visitors can enjoy exhibits on a range of subjects including: local history, art and culture. Traveling and changing exhibits add to the variety of things to see at the facility year round. The Visitor Center offers information on attrations and activities throughout the region. During the year, festivals, concerts and events enhance the offerings at the Farmington Museum and Visitor Center. ANGEL PEAK SCENIC AREA Hwy. 550 and CR 7175 (505) 564-7600 or (800) 842-3127 www.blm.gov/nm A 40 million-year-old geological formation surrounded by badlands, the “Angel” raises its wings over the sculpted and shaded colors of the surrounding high desert. There are overlooks and trails to explore, popular activities include: hiking, photography, picnicking and camping. primitive camping and picnic areas are available with grates, tables and vault toilets. No water or other services are available. Angel peak is located 16 miles south of Bloomfield on Hwy. 550, traveling east on CR 7175 over six miles of gravel road.

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AZTEC RUINS NATIONAL MONUMENT #84 Ruins Road, Aztec, NM 87410 (505) 334-6174 www.nps.gov/azru From A.D. 1050 to 1300, the ancestors of the modern-day pueblo people constructed and used this monumental network of public and ceremonial structures, roadways, multi-storied buildings and smaller residential buildings. The community functioned as a center for trade, as well as public and ceremonial events. The great kiva, reconstructed in 1934, is the only reconstructed kiva of its kind. The monument became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. Today, a visitor center and museum acquaints travelers with the history and culture of the ancestral pueblo. A half mile self-guided trail winds through a large excavated great House. Hours are 8am – 6pm Memorial Day through Labor Day and 8am – 5pm the rest of the year and closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Entry to the monument is located 14 miles east of Farmington on Hwy. 516 on Ruins Road.

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BISTI BADLANDS Hwy. 371 and Cr 7297 (505) 564-7600 or (800) 842-3127 www.blm.gov/nm Petrified logs and other fossils are scattered among the numerous colorful landforms and unique geological features of this federally protected area. the best formations can be reached by hiking 2 miles east from the bisti parking area for exceptional hiking and photography opportunities. Primitive camping is possible, but no services or water are available. the wilderness area is located 37 miles south of Farmington on Hwy. 371, traveling 2 miles down Cr 7297, which is a gravel road. See page 36 for additional information.

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B-SquAre rANch 3901 bloomfield Hwy. Farmington, nm (505) 325-4275 www.bolackmuseums.com this 12,000-acre ranch, wildlife preserve and experimental farm turned 50 years old in 2007 and is owned and operated by tommy bolack. tours of the two museums on the ranch, featuring wildlife and collections of antique farm machinery and electricity-generating equipment, are offered on the hour by appointment. Walk-ins are welcome if room is available, call for additional information. the b-Square ranch welcomes visitors year-round. the ranch is located south of Farmington on Hwy. 64.

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ChaCO CuLture NatiONaL hiStOriCaL Park PO Box 220, Nageezi, NM 87037 (505) 786-7014 ext. 221 www.nps.gov/chcu Chaco Canyon National Historical Park, also known as Chaco Canyon, was a major regional center of Ancestral Puebloan culture from A. D. 850 to 1200. The park preserves the impressive remains of the Chacoan great houses, monumental public buildings whose planning and construction spanned hundreds of years. The finely crafted masonry, geometric layout of the building, the associated great kiva, earthen mounds and Chacoan “roads” are hallmarks of the magnificent Chacoan culture. Visitors are constantly captivated by Chaco Canyon. A visitor center and campground are on-site, but no additional services are offered. The visitors center is open 8am – 5pm; closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Hiking trails are open 7am to sunset year-round. Cost is $8 per car. Camping is $15 per night. Travel 75 miles south of Farmington on Hwy. 550. From Hwy. 550, turn right on CR 7900. Travel 5 miles and take the turn onto CR 7950. Travel 16 miles, 13 of which are dirt roads that can become impassible in inclement weather. Call to ensure the road is passable.

NavajO Lake State Park 1448 NM Hwy. 511 #1 Navajo Dam, NM 87419 (505) 632-2278 www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/ navajolakestatepark.html With 150 miles of beautiful shoreline fed by three rivers (San Juan, Los Pinos and Piedra), Navajo Lake offers a variety of recreational opportunities: camping, picnicking, boating, swimming, water skiing, marinas and some of the best river and lake fishing in the Southwest. The park is handicap-accessible. Navajo Lake is located 45 miles northeast of Farmington on Hwy. 173, 550 and 511. OutdOOr Summer theater (877) 599-3331 www.fmtn.org/sandstone Experience local theater under the magnificent New Mexico stars at the beautiful natural sandstone amphitheater at Lions Wilderness Park from mid-June to early August. Performances are Thursdays – Saturdays. Concessions are available. Past performances have included Annie Get Your Gun, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Grease.

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Salmon Pueblo, one of the largest outlying colonies of Chaco Canyon, was built in the Chacoan architectural style during the 11th century. The museum’s exhibits display prehistoric pottery and other fascinating artifacts, such as Navajo and Spanish cultural items. Heritage Park is comprised of replica dwellings and habitations forming a “timeline of San Juan Basin history.” A picnic area is available. Salmon Ruins and Heritage Park are open daily 8am – 5pm; November through March, Sunday hours are noon – 5pm. Admission is $3 per adult, $2 per senior, $1 per child 6 – 16, children under 6 are free. Located 10 miles east of Farmington on Hwy. 64.

Wines of the san Juan Vineyard Winery & tasting room 233 Hwy. 511, Blanco, NM 87412 (505) 632-0879 www.winesofthesanjuan.com A boutique winery destination, offering a simple and relaxing atmosphere for those seeking a short escape following a rugged quest of canyon exploration or fly fishing adventure on the Quality Waters of the San Juan River. Located at Turley and offering guests a taste of New Mexico made wines for every palate, from fruity and fanciful to dry and award-winning works of art. Open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm and noon – 6pm on Sundays, closed Tuesdays. Take Hwy. 64 east of Bloomfield, 11 miles to Hwy. 511, then north 2.3 miles to the winery. A picnic area is available.

shiProcK PinnacLe Hwy. 491, Shiprock, NM (928) 871-6436 www.discovernavajo.com A mass of igneous rock flanked by long upright walls of solidified lava, Shiprock Pinnacle is sacred to the Navajo, who call it Tse’ Bit’a’i, “The Rock with Wings.” The dramatic formation is best viewed from Hwy. 64 west of Farmington, or south of Shiprock on Hwy. 491. Because of the sacred nature of the Shiprock Pinnacle, climbing is not permitted. See page 34 in the photo tour section for additional information.

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saLmon ruins & heritage ParK 6131 Hwy. 64, Bloomfield, NM 87413 (505) 632-2013 sreducation@sisna.com www.salmonruins.com


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FOUR CORNERS AREA ATTRACTIONS CaNyON DE ChElly NaTiONal MONUMENT PO Box 588 Chinle, AZ 86503 (928) 674-5500 www.nps.gov/cach Canyons sheltered the Ancestral Puebloans for centuries and served as an ancestral stronghold for the Navajo. Navajo families continue to farm in the canyon. A visitor center, campground and lodging facilities are available. Admission is free and guides are available at an additional cost. The monument is 145 miles southwest of Farmington via Hwy. 64, Hwy 160 and Hwy 191. DURaNgO & SilvERTON  NaRROw gaUgE RailROaD 479 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301 (888) 872-4607 www.durangotrain.com This historic coal-fired, steam-powered, narrow gauge train travels through the wilderness of the San Juan National Forest between Durango and Silverton in southwestern Colorado. Trains run daily from early May to late October. Winter trains run Thanksgiving through early May and there is a Rail Yard Museum with Yard tours. The station is 45 miles north of Farmington on Hwy. 550.

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FOUR CORNERS MONUMENT Navajo Parks & Recreation PO Box 2520 Window Rock, AZ 86515 (928) 871-6647 www.navajonationparks.org The monument marks the only point in the United States where four states meet. A new plaza and interpretive panels were unveiled in September 2010. An Indian marketplace with hand-worked crafts operates daily. Cost is $3 per person, located 60 miles northwest of Farmington on Hwy. 160.

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MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK No. 1 Navajo Hill, Mesa Verde National Park, CO (970) 529-4465 www.nps.gov/meve This cultural park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Its concentration of well-preserved, mesa-top sites and cliff dwellings were built by the Ancestral Puebloans between A.D. 550 and 1300. A museum is open year round 8am – 5pm with extended summer hours. The campground is open mid-May to mid-October. Park entrance is $15 per vehicle Memorial Day through Labor Day, or $10 per vehicle otherwise. $8 per person by foot, bicycle or bus, Memorial Day to Labor Day, otherwise $5. Tickets are required for ranger-led tours to some cliff dwellings. Mesa Verde is 75 miles north on Hwy. 491/Hwy. 160 near Mancos, CO.

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MONUMENT VALLEY PO Box 360289, Monument Valley, UT 84536 (435) 727-5870 or 5874 www.navajonationparks.org www.discovernavajo.com Enchanting landscapes of dramatic mesas, buttes and fragile pinnacles, in a striking palette of red and orange, cross the border from southeast Utah to northwest Arizona. A hotel, visitor center, gift shop and restaurant are on-site and open year round. Explore a two-hour self-guided loop and keep an eye out for flocks of sheep. Independent access to the Valley is limited; vehicle and horseback tours led by Navajo guides can be arranged. The park is open 8am – 5pm with extended summer hours. Park entry is $5 per person. Native Americans and children 9 and under are free. The Valley is located 131 miles west of Farmington. Hwy. 64 to Hwy. 160 and north on Hwy. 163 at Kayenta, AZ.

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INDIAN COUNTRY TOUR This itinerary can be adjusted to take from four to eight days, depending on activities in each community. The itinerary can begin in either direction from Farmington: Albuquerque west to Gallup and Grants, or Albuquerque north to Santa Fe.

merchandise and books on local and Four Corners area interests and history. Walk through downtown and browse for American Indian arts and crafts at the many trading posts and view local artisans work at inviting galleries.

Day 1: Fly or drive into Albuquerque to visit historic Old Town and the city’s many museums, attractions, shops and nearby Indian pueblos.

Take Hwy. 516 east 14 miles to Aztec and tour Aztec Ruins National Monument, a prehistoric pueblo more than 800 years old, featuring the only fully reconstructed Great Kiva in North America. A visitor center and picnic facilities are available.

Day 2: Santa Fe, approximately an hour’s drive north of Albuquerque, offers unique historic Plaza, art galleries and museums. Day 3: An established artists’ colony, Taos is rich in art and culture and is home to the Taos Pueblo. Day 4: Travel west along scenic Hwy. 64 to the quaint mountain town of Chama. While there, catch a ride on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad through the Carson National Forest. Day 5: Continue west about 100 miles on Hwy. 64 to Farmington, the city the Navajo call Totah, “the meeting place of waters.” For an introduction to the area and to gather regional information, visit Gateway Park Museum & Visitor Center at 3041 E. Main. The museum gallery features exhibits celebrating Farmington’s history. The museum store carries exhibit related

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Travel 7 miles south on Hwy. 550 and 3 miles west on Hwy. 64 to Salmon Ruins. Salmon and Aztec were built by the Ancestral Puebloans in the architectural style of Chaco Canyon. (See Day 6 of this tour). Tree ring dates from roof beams indicate that most of Salmon Ruins was built between A.D. 1088 and 1094, a short time considering the huge dimensions of the structure. After 40 years of occupation in the mid-1100’s, the site was partially abandoned, then reoccupied in late 1100’s. Take a step back in time at Heritage Park, which comprises eight habitation units representing thousands of years of human occupation of the San Juan Valley. Sites include the Ice Age pond, an archaic sand dune hunting site, a Basketmaker, pithouse, Ute and Jicarilla Apache wickiups and teepees. Navajo forked-stick and cribbed-log hogans and the original Salmon family adobe homestead can also be seen. Self-guided and guided tours of the grounds are available.

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Artists, clockwise from top left: Dar Stone, Michael Billie, Janice Reich, Lou Mancel and Don Ellis.

Salmon Ruins also directs guided tours of Chaco Canyon and the Dinetah area. For more information, call Journey into the Past Tours at (505) 632-2013. www.chacotours.org

Return to Farmington, 10 miles west on Hwy. 64 where you can enjoy a relaxing evening of outdoor Summer Theater presented in a natural sandstone amphitheater, (877) 599-3331, or check the calendar of events for other interesting activities (800) 448-1240.

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Day 7: View Shiprock Pinnacle as you travel west on Hwy. 64 to Shiprock (30 miles). Take Hwy. 491 to Gallup for nightly Indian dances from late May to early September. The 92nd annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial at Red Rock State Park is one of the country’s major American Indian events. A parade, pow wow, Indian dancers, all-Indian rodeo and marketplace highlight the activities. Other area attractions include Zuni Pueblo, El Morro National Park, Hubbell’s Trading Post and Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

Thirteen major excavated ruins dominate the canyon floor. The surrounding network of 400 miles of arrow-straight roads was the product of sophisticated engineering that continues to impress even the most veteran archaeologists. Chaco Canyon discoveries have generated a new scientific discipline, archaeo-astronomy, and have earned Chaco the prestigious nickname “Stonehenge of the Southwest”.

Day 8: Travel east on I-40 to Grants to visit the New Mexico Museum of Mining, El Malpais National Monument, Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano, Acoma Pueblo-Sky City, La Ventana Arch and Crownpoint. Return to Albuquerque via I-40 east or by rail via Amtrak

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Day 6: Travel 10 miles east on Hwy. 64 then 50 miles south on Hwy. 550 to turnoff for Chaco Culture National Historical Park between mile marker 113 and 112. Be prepared to drive 21 miles, including a 13 mile section of unpaved road after the turnoff at CR 7950. If traveling in a rental car, check with the rental agency prior to driving on unpaved roads as some companies prohibit it. Chaco Canyon was once the dwelling place of Ancestral Puebloans and has been designated a World Heritage Site.

Return to Hwy. 550 from Chaco Canyon and travel north to CR 7500 toward the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness. Proceed west on CR 7500 to Hwy. 371. Turn north and drive to CR 7297, then follow a gravel road for 2 miles to the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness parking lot. Explore the federally protected area full of strange geological formations, badlands and fossils. The area provides excellent hiking and photography opportunities. The best formations are located about 2 miles east of the parking lot. No services or facilities are available. Bring water, food and other necessities. Travel to Farmington for dinner at a New Mexican-style restaurant or steakhouse.

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DAY TRIPS Farmington is the ideal hub from which to explore the remarkable Four Corners region. The following  attractions are within an easy day’s drive, offering three days to a week of exhilarating adventure.

AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURE PAsT & PREsENT The Four Corners area is a scattered with ancient  Indian ruins.  Aztec Ruins National Monument,  located 14 miles east on Hwy. 516 then left on Ruins Rd., provides a glimpse into the lives of the modern Puebloan peoples ancestors.  More than 800 years old, the monument features the only fully  30

reconstructed Great Kiva in North America.  A self-guided tour will lead you through the village. Admission is $5 per person.   Head south 7 miles on Hwy. 550 to Bloomfield, then west 3 miles on Hwy. 64 to visit Salmon Ruins and the San Juan County Archaeological Research Center and Library, with its extensive collection of artifacts from the Salmon Ruins excavation.  Enjoy a picnic lunch on the grounds of Heritage Park, which contains 8 separate habitation units representing thousands of years of human occupation of the San Juan Basin.  Visit the  original adobe Salmon homestead site, full of unique pictures and 1800’s memorabilia.  Admission is $3 www.farmingtonnm.org


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adults, $2 seniors, $1 ages 6-16 and free for children under 6. Visit the many Farmington-area trading posts to shop for locally-crafted American Indian jewelry, pottery and rugs. You may even catch a demonstration by a local artisan. For a list of trading posts, see page 60. Spend the evening under the stars of Farmington’s Lions Wilderness Park Amphitheater, 2 miles north of San Juan College. Four Corners Loop Durango, Colorado lies 45 miles north of Farmington on Hwy. 550. Spend some time browsing through the souvenir shops or take a ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Mesa Verde National Park, 75 miles north of Farmington on Hwy. 160, is known for its spectacular and vast cliff dwelling sites. Visit Crow Canyon Archaeological FARMINGTON CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

Center, just west of Cortez and take a day-long archaeology tour and witness the legacy left by the Ancestral Pueblo Indians. Tour Crow Canyon’s excavation site and curation room and enjoy lunch at the Center’s dining hall. Call for reservations. (800) 422-8975 www.crowcanyon.org Towaoc, Colorado is 60 miles north of Farmington on Hwy. 160/491 and is the capital of the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation and home of the Ute Mountain Casino & RV Park. Stop in to play slots, keno or a game of blackjack or bingo, followed by dining at Kuchus Restaurant. Arrange Tribal Park tours of Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings and ruins by calling (970) 565-3751, ext. 330 or (970) 565-9653. 31


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Travel 30 miles southeast on Hwy. 160 to the Four Corners Monument and stand in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado all at the same time. Shop for American Indian arts, crafts and jewelry at the vendor booths that surround the monument. Cost is $3 per person. On the drive back to Farmington (60 miles southeast via Hwy. 160/Hwy. 491/Hwy. 64) you will enter the scenic Navajo Reservation. Enjoy views of Shiprock Pinnacle, Chimney Rock and the Sleeping Ute Mountain.

CUSTOM TOURS Let a local guide offer you a custom tour of the area’s archaeological sites and remote canyons, specializing in Chaco Canyon and Dinétah area. *JOURNey INTO The PAST TOURS PO Box 125, Bloomfield NM 87413 (505) 632-2013 sreducation@sisna.com www.chacotours.org

INDUSTRIAL TOURS Navajo Agricultural Products Industry (NAPI) is located south of Farmington, off the Bisti Highway (Hwy. 371). NAPI is a growing and thriving

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enterprise with national and international contracts for its agricultural products, sold under the brand name “Navajo Pride.” NAPI’s success is crucial to the sovereign and economic interests of the Navajo Nation. Please call Navajo Pride, LLC to schedule a tour of the processing plant facilities and farm. (505) 566-2600 www.navajopride.com PNM San Juan Generating Station, located 15 miles west of Farmington on Hwy. 64, offers group presentations and tours of the coal-fired power plant that supplies electricity to the Southwest and California. For information, contact San Juan Generating Station. Please call ahead to schedule. PO Box 227 Waterflow, NM 87421 (505) 598-7281 BHP Billiton operates two coal mines in the area and delivers coal to the two local power plants: PNM San Juan Generating Station and APS Four Corners Power Plant. Both plants generate electricity that is distributed throughout New Mexico, California and the Southwest. Call BHP to schedule a tour. (505) 598-420

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photographers from across the globe. The following information will put you in position for phenomenal photographs and an unforgettable adventure. Take a few days to visit San Juan county and capture the images of a lifetime. call our office for seasonal tips, weather and road conditions as well as Spring bloom status and autumn color reports (800) 448-1240. www.farmingtonnm.org


For an up close encounter travel about 13 miles south of Shiprock, on Hwy. 491 and then head for another 6 miles on Navajo Route (BIA) 13 also known as Red Rock Hwy. Besides the peak, the other noticeable features are the two volcanic dikes that extend north and south. Route 13 passes through a gap in the south dike and provides access to a variety of dirt roads that lead to the peak. Keep in mind that many of these dirt roads intersect private Navajo properties. The area near the peak is considered sacred, as is the peak itself, and no climbing is allowed. It is advised to be respectful of the rural residents and the sacred nature of the land. See page 21 in this guide for additional information. Scenic DriVeS Navajo Route (BIA) Scenic Route Drive south of Farmington on Hwy. 371 for approximately 22 miles, turning west on Navajo

Route (BIA) 5 (signage will indicate Burnham). This stretch of road is just under 30 miles and provides many photogenic landscapes featuring elements of the Bisti Badlands, high desert plateaus and majestic land formations. In the horizon you will see Bennett Peak and Ford Butte with Shiprock Pinnacle in the background. The end of Navajo Route 5 is Hwy. 491. Turn north and travel 25 miles on the highway where you can either head west on Navajo Route (BIA) 13 or continue on to the community of Shiprock.

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Shiprock pinnacle The most iconic landmark in New Mexico! This volcanic neck is a point of interest for photographers and has been featured in several films such as “The Host� and Disney’s “The Lone Ranger�. Standing 1,583 feet above the high-desert plains of the Navajo Nation, the pinnacle is prominently visible within a 30 - 50 mile range of the peak in most directions. Breathtaking shots of Shiprock Pinnacle can be taken from as far as Farmington, Mesa Verde and the Chuska Mountains with mesas and mountains in the distance that typify the Four Corners region. The best views are west of Farmington from Hwy. 64 and south of Shiprock on Hwy. 491.

Navajo Route (BIA) 13 Scenic Route Navajo Route (BIA) 13 passes over the Chuska Mountains to the community of Lukachukai, AZ. This pass is one of the most picturesque drives on the Navajo Nation with beautiful green pine trees, brilliant red sand and stone cliffs and provides a magnificent view of the Four Corners region from the top of the mountain. This pass is popular with photographers and locals as a favorite scenic drive. Four cornerS MonuMent Where in the United States can you stand in four states at once? Only at the Four Corners Monument. Snap a few fun pictures as visitors implement their creative poses. Will you place hands in New Mexico and Arizona and your feet in Utah and Colorado or as a group hold hands across state lines? The photographic options are endless. This monument is a must photo op for anyone passing through the desert southwest. The monument is located just 60 miles northwest of Farmington on Hwy. 160. See page 24 for monument information.

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The BisTi Badlands The granddaddy of badlands! Photographers come from across the globe to capture this unique landscape. A quick search online will show the varied terrain and demonstrate why the Bisti was featured as an alien planet in an episode of “Stargate Universe”. From hoodoos and spires to fossils and petrified logs, the Bisti will not disappoint. Colors range from black and fire-red hills to grey and white formations which come to life during the "magic hours" before sunrise anf sunset. The Bisti is best photographed as an experience; do not expect trails or proper directions to lead you to the treasures of this wilderness area. To access the Bisti, travel 37 miles south of Farmington on Hwy. 371 and 2 miles of gravel road down CR 7297 to the Bisti parking area. From the parking lot head east for the two red hills, if time is limited head to the right of the red hills for a wonderful section of hoodoos. For a full Bisti experience continue east and to the left of the red hills and then head towards the two black top hills. From this point it is best you explore the land on your own! Bring water, snacks, sun-screen and a compass. Optimal time to visit the Bisti in the fall and spring, as summer temperatures can become dangerous in which to hike. Cell phone service is sparse in the area. Proceed with caution according to your hiking and tracking abilities. You will need at least half a day of exploration to see the badlands properly.

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angel Peak/kuTz Canyon With more than 10,000 acres of rugged terrain and a 7,000-foot peak in form of an Angel, photographers and landscape lovers will be impressed by this scenic area. “Angel Peak”, like Shiprock Pinnacle, is visible for many miles in any direction and is surrounded by the maroon, gray, and yellow mudstone and sandstone found in the Kutz Canyon badlands. Located 15 miles south of Bloomfield and 5.8 miles east of Highway 550, this landscape is a unique subject for photographers especially during August and September as storm clouds roll across the plains. See page 15 for additional information. naTural arChes Natural arches and bridges have a special draw for landscape photographers. Almost 300 natural arches and bridges have been identified near Aztec, NM and divided up among 24 canyon tours. Visit the Aztec Visitor Center or their website, www.aztecnm.com for maps showing the locations of the arches. anCienT ruins and roCk arT Capture dramatic visuals of the signs left by the Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) and Navajo, they are abundant in San Juan County. Photographers will want to visit National Parks like Aztec Ruins and Chaco Canyon but should also take time to explore some of the lesser known defensive sites. The region is full of rock art and small Navajo ruins called pueblitos. For a guided tour of Chaco and these sites, contact Journey Into the Past Tours at (505) 632-2013. For self guided tours contact the BLM Farmington Field Office (505) 564-7600 or (800) 842-3127

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Albuquerque.....................................................182 Chaco Canyon National Park ........................91 Four Corners Monument ...............................59 Santa Fe ..............................................................199

Canyon de Chelly ............................................135 Grand Canyon (North Rim) ........................361 Phoenix ...............................................................414 Petrified Forest National Park ....................187

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Monument Valley ...........................................131 Salt Lake City....................................................422 Bluff .....................................................................104 Natural Bridges ..................................................64

Denver ................................................................377 Durango ...............................................................48 Mesa Verde National Park .............................75 Silverton ...............................................................99

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NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE The Four Corners area is the traditional homeland to a number of Native American tribes including the Navajo, Jicarilla Apache, Southern Ute, Ute  Mountain Ute and Hopi tribes.  Visiting Native  American communities and lands can be a rewarding and educational experience. 

NAVAJO DINE The Navajo Nation is the largest Native American group in the country, with roughly a third of the  population living in New Mexico.  The majority of the Navajo live in Arizona and a small cluster reside in Southern Utah.  Window Rock, AZ next to the  Arizona/New Mexico border is the nation’s capital. The portion of the reservation in New Mexico is in the northwest corner of the state and is surrounded by magnificent land formations, breathtaking views and great fishing!  There are several fishing lakes and hunting for deer, turkey, bear and small game is also permitted.   40

The Northern Navajo Nation Fair is held in Shiprock, NM every year in early October and  features rodeos, a large Indian Market as well as the Yei Bei Chei dances.  Visitors travel many miles to be present for such Navajo ceremonials as the Night Chant, Mountain Chant or the Enemy Way  Ceremony.  Northwestern New Mexico is also a common place to purchase Navajo rugs, silverwork and baskets that have gained a worldwide reputation.  Area shops or trading posts, specialize in the many beautiful rugs, jewelry and arts & crafts created by local Native American artists.  For  additional information on visiting the Navajo Nation contact the Navajo Tourism Department or the  following entities. NAVAJO TOurIsm DEpArTmENT  PO Box 663 Window Rock, AZ  86515 (928) 871-6436 or (928) 810-8501 www.discovernavajo.com  www.farmingtonnm.org


Second Mesa people specialize in Hopi silver overlay jewelry and coiled basketry. The Third Mesa people produce works of wicker and twill basketry. Crafts may be purchased directly from the artisans or from the shops on the reservation.

NavajO FISH & WIlDlIFE DEPaRTmENT Fishing and hunting on the Navajo Nation Window Rock, AZ 86515 (928) 871-6451 www.nndfw.org

Visitors are welcome on the Hopi reservation. Photography, sketching, videotaping and sound recording are prohibited by Hopi law. If visitors are allowed to witness a Hopi ceremony, they should be respectful and questions regarding the sacred events are discouraged.

Navajo Agricultural Products Industry (NAPI) NAPI was established in 1970 and is the Navajo Nation’s farming and agri-business enterprise, responsible for farming Navajo Indian Irrigation Project (NIIP) lands. Approximately 72,000 of the planned 110,630 irrigable acres are developed. Some of NAPI’s crops include pinto beans, potatoes, alfalfa and grains including wheat that is milled on-site to produce Navajo Pride brand flour. NAPI crops and flour are marketed throughout the United States and other markets under “Navajo Pride”. (505) 566-2600 www.navajopride.com

HOPI Though completely surrounded by the Navajo reservation, the Hopi people have a distinctly different history from that of their neighbors. The major Hopi villages are located at the top of three mesas in northeastern Arizona. Each village is independent, practicing its own style of government. All Hopi villages have gifted artisans and distinctions can be made between the crafts produced by each village. The First Mesa people are known for their Hopi polychrome pottery. The

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SOUTHERN UTE The Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum is located just north of Ignacio, CO, the Southern Ute capital. Ancient artwork, artifacts and photographs are exhibited at the center. It is a great source for information about the history, artwork and events of the Southern Ute tribe. Southern Ute ceremonies that are open to visitors include the social “Bear Dance” celebrated in May, and the more spiritual “Sun Dance” held in August. Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum. (970) 563-9583 www.southernutemuseum.org or www.succm.org The Sky Ute Casino Resort offers luxury hotel accommodations and an RV park. Activities include slot machines, blackjack, roulette, crap tables and poker along with an AMF bowling center and seasonal mini-golf facilities. The lodge is located just north of Ignacio on Hwy. 172. (970) 563-7777 or (800) 876-7017

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UtE MoUNtAIN UtE Centered around their tribal capital in Towaoc, CO, the Ute Mountain Ute have created a sound economy based on tourism and natural resources. The tribe celebrates its annual Bear Dance in June and visitors are welcome. The Ute Mountain Tribal Park offers a special outdoor primitive experience featuring several hundred archaeological sites that are part of the Mesa Verde ruins. Day tours, short tours and camping are available. Visitors should come prepared with food and water. (800) 847-5485 or (970) 565-3751 ext. 330 utepark@fone.net www.utemountainute.com The Ute Mountain Casino, located 11 miles south of Cortez, offers gaming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with 90 plush hotel rooms and suites. There are 800+ slot machines, live craps, roulette, blackjack, poker and bingo. There is a restaurant, gift shop and an RV park. (800) 258-8007 www.utemountaincasino.com

JICARILLA APACHE Dulce, NM, the capital of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation, is located 80 miles east of Farmington on Hwy. 64. The reservation features hunting of some of the largest antlered mule deer on the continent. The tribe maintains a large hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation operation in the beautiful northern New Mexico wilderness. Special events include the Little Beaver Celebration the third weekend in July. A pow wow, parade, rodeo and carnival allow for photography opportunities. On September 15th, the annual Go-Jii-Ya feast is celebrated at Stone Lake, 18 miles south of Dulce. Activities include a pow wow, rodeo and race in which photography is not permitted. The Museum of Arts and Crafts displays beadwork, basketry, pottery and painting and offers artisan demonstrations. The Lodge at Chama boasts luxurious accommodations as well as hunting and fishing venues. JICARILLA APACHE NAtIoN PO Box 507 Dulce, NM 87528 (575) 759-3242 www.jicarillaonline.com For hunting and fishing information call (575) 759-3255.

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sPorTs and reCreaTion AUTOMOTIVE RACING AzTEC SPEEdwAy featuring iMCa stock cars, iMCa modifieds, iMCa southern sport modifieds, sprint cars and dirt-late models, quarter midgets and go-kart. aztec speedway is a great place for fans of all ages to watch the highly competitive sport of auto racing. races are held on saturdays, april through october. Hwy. 550 in aztec. (505) 258-3978 www.aztecspeedway.com

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NAVAjO LAkE STATE PARk navajo lake state Park is very popular with campers. The second largest lake in new Mexico, navajo lake features 150 miles of shoreline and has 3 recreation and camping areas. The Pine river site offers 158 sites, 59 with electric and water hookups, 9 with full hookups and 90 developed sites. sims Mesa Campground offers 43 sites, 19 with electric hookups and 24 developed sites. The Pine river and sims Mesa sites feature a boat ramp, docks, marina and general store. The san Juan river site, along the san Juan river below the dam, features modern handicap-accessible facilities including campsites, picnic areas, elevated fishing platforms and paved trails. site features 48 sites, 25 with electric hookup. To reserve a site contact new Mexico state Parks. 1448 nM 511 #1, navajo dam, nM 87419 (877) 664-7787 or (505) 632-2278 www.emnrd.state.nm.us/spd/navajolakestatepark

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ChACo CAnyon Chaco Canyon features 49 camp sites in the Gallo Campground, located 1 mile east of the Visitor Center. Each site has picnic tables and fire grates, wood must be brought in. The ancient Puebloan historic sites, great houses, petroglyphs, canyon and mesas of Chaco Canyon are accessible by vehicle, along short walking trails and by back country hiking. Free hiking permits are available at the Visitor Center and trail heads. The campground fee is $15 per night. There are restrooms, but no showers. Drinking water is available at the Visitor Center. Hwy 550/CR 7900 PO Box 220 Nageezi, NM 87037 (505) 786-7014 www.nps.gov/chcu To reserve a campsite visit www.recreation.gov or call (877)-444-6777.

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RV FACILITIES & SERVICES *AngEL PEAk RV PARk 13 full hookups. Daily, weekly and monthly rates available. Laundry facility and playground area. Free high speed wireless internet. Located 1 mile west of Bloomfield. 6181 Hwy. 64 Bloomfield, NM 87143 (505) 632-6780 www.angelpeakrv.com ARChuLETA RV PARk 13 full hookups are $25 nightly, 3 electric and water only on the river, $30 nightly. Daily, weekly and monthly rates available. River frontage, excellent fishing (free with stay), close to Navajo Dam and Quality Waters. 679 Hwy. 511 Blanco, NM 87412 (505) 632-7783 or (505) 215-9208 *DAD’S RV PARk 15 full hookups, $20 nightly. Cable TV, laundry facility, picnic tables and security gates. 202 E. Pinon Farmington, NM 87401 (505) 564-2222 or (888) 326-DADS 45


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*Desert rose At FoUr CorNers 85 space park. Amenities: full hookups, shaded grass tent sites, cabins, cable, Wi-Fi, laundromat, pet park, playground, dump station. 1900 E. Blanco Blvd. Bloomfield, NM 87413 (505) 632-8339 or (866) 459-8339 www.desertrosefourcorners.com *HomesteAD rV PArk 65 spaces, full hookup. Big Rig friendly. 65’ pull thru sites. 30/50 Amp, free Wi-Fi, DiREctv with ESPN. Restroom and shower facilities. 11 Rd. 6432 Kirtland, NM (505) 598-9181 www.homesteadrvparknm.com *Lee ACres rV PArk Ample spaces with pull-throughs and back-ins, $25 nightly. Weekly/monthly rates available. Full hookups. Next door to SunRay Park & casino and McGee Park. 63 Road 5500 Farmington, NM 87401 (505) 632-0170

*mom & PoPs rV PArk 35 full hookups, $22 nightly. tent spaces $7.50 per person. Restrooms, showers, dump station, wireless internet, toy soldier store and outdoor electric train layout. Located just off Hwy. 64 in Farmington. 901 illinois Farmington, NM 87401 (800) 748-2807 NAVAjo LAke stAte PArk See listing on pages 44-45. riVersiDe rV PArk 11 full hookups, $25 nightly. Weekly and monthly rates available. 120 S. Gooding Lane #41 Farmington, NM 87401 (505) 327-2566 rUiNs roAD rV PArk 53 Full hookups 30/50 amp, $20 nightly. Shaded tent sites $10 nightly, no hookup $10 nightly. $5 dump station. Wi-Fi available. 312 Ruins Road Aztec, NM 87410 (505) 334-3160

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DUMP STATIONS & PROPANE CIRCLE w SINCLAIR 2707 E. Main Farmington, NM 87401 (505) 327-4062 GIANT SERVICE STATION 3341 E. Main Farmington, NM 87401 (505) 325-2410 HUNTINGTON BROADwAy CONOCO 520 E. Broadway Farmington, NM 87401 (505) 327-5611

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RV RENTALS & REPAIRS AL’S TRAILER SALES, INC. (No rentals) 301 S. Miller Ave. Farmington, NM 87401 (505) 325-2806 or (800) 530-8728 *GARRICk’S RV REPAIR & RV RENTALS, LLC 119 Road 3566 Flora Vista, NM 87415 (505) 334-1800 garricksrv@msn.com www.garricksrv.com GENE’S FRAME & ALIGNMENT 1213 Acacia Farmington, NM 87401 (505) 327-7726

TENNIS/RACQUETBALL There are 22 lighted courts in Farmington. The jewel of the tennis facilities is the national award winning tennis complex with eight lighted courts located at 2301 W. Pinon Hills Blvd. A pro shop is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day and is supervised by a USPTA certified teaching pro. Schedule tennis courts from Memorial Day to Labor Day. (505) 325-7936 *FCVB MEMBER

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FISHING Farmington and the Four Corners region are known for unforgettable year-round fishing  adventures.  Cast a line into world-class trout  waters on the San Juan River or enjoy fishing from a boat at Navajo Lake or shore fishing at Jackson Lake.  For permit information contact the New Mexico Game and Fish Department. (505) 476-8000 www.wildlife.state.nm.us  QualIty WaterS aNd tHe SaN JuaN rIver The world famous “Quality Waters” is all catch  and release, beginning .25 miles downstream from Navajo Dam.  All trout caught must be  immediately returned to the water.  Quality  Waters runs a little over 3.75 miles below the dam and consists of many runs and riffles teeming with rainbow, brown and cut bow trout.  This Special Trout Waters section is posted with NO daily bag limit.  Anglers may only fish up to 2 single barbless hook, fly or lure and one rod at a time.  Year-round fishing is available on all sections of San Juan River with an additional 6 miles of open waters below Cottonwood Campgrounds.  

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NavaJo lake Navajo Lake is the second largest lake in the state and has 150 miles of shoreline containing trout, kokanee salmon, large northern pike and a host of other warm water species.  Two full-service marinas, two full boat docks and multiple  campgrounds are available. 1448 Highway 511 #1 Navajo Dam, NM 87419 (505) 632-2278 JackSoN lake Jackson Lake is located 5 miles north of  Farmington, on west side of NM 170 (La Plata Highway).  Access to the lake is by foot only,  1/4 mile hike from parking lot.  Species include catfish, bluegill and bass.  (505) 476-8000 morGaN lake aNd cutter reServoIr Located on the Navajo Reservation, just outside of Farmington, both lakes are open year-round. Morgan Lake is 20 miles west of Farmington. Species include bass, crappie and catfish.  Cutter, 26 miles east of Farmington, has a variety of fish including crappie, panfish and catfish.  A special fishing license is required for both lakes.  Contact the Navajo Fish and Wildlife Department for  information. (928) 871-6451 NAVAJO LAKE

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FarmINGtoN recreatIoN ceNter Five racquetball courts available for hourly  reservations or drop-ins Monday through  Saturday.  Wallyball courts, full size gym,  Jazzercise, ZUMBA, and summer kids’ programs are also available.  Drop by the Recreation Center and have some fun while you visit! 1101 Fairgrounds Road Farmington, NM 87401 (505) 599-1184 www.fmtn.org 


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FISHING GUIDES & OUTFITTERS Area guides know Four Corners fishing like the backs of their hands. For insider tips on bait, rods and lakes consider booking one for your next trip. The following guides and outfitters are members of the Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau and come highly recommended: *ARcOM OUTFITTING & GUIDE 3802 Windsor Dr. Farmington, NM 87402 (505) 860-2325 or (866) 779-2090 martinez_art@hotmail.com www.arcom-fishing-hunting.com *FISHEADS OF THE SAN JUAN RIvER LODGE & GUIDE SERvIcE 1796 Hwy. 173 Navajo Dam, NM 87419 (505) 634-0463 www.fisheadsofthesanjuan.com *RAINbOW LODGE & RESOLUTION GUIDE SERvIcE PO Box 6606 51 Road 4275, Navajo Dam, NM 87419 (505) 632-5717 or (888) 328-1858 info@sanjuanfishing.com raindowlodge12@gmail.com www.sanjuanfishing.com *RISE N FLy GUIDE SERvIcE 1003 Hwy 511, Navajo Dam, NM 87419 (505) 326-2018

SWIMMING FARMINGTON AqUATIc cENTER The Aquatic Center features an indoor Olympicsized pool, one three-meter and two one-meter diving boards, a children’s playground and a 150foot triple loop water slide. Open year-round. 1151 N. Sullivan (505) 599-1167 www.fmtn.org bROOkSIDE PARk POOL Outdoor facility, open summers. 1501 N. Dustin (505) 599-1188 LIONS POOL Indoor facility, open year-round. 405 N. Wall (505) 599-1187

FITNESS *DEFINED FITNESS Dedicated to providing guests with a five-star experience, Defined Fitness features state-of-theart strength training and cardiovascular equipment, cutting edge athletic programming and group exercise classes for all fitness levels. Visitors to Farmington can have full use of the facility and programs with a day pass or 3 day VIP pass. 1700 E. 20th St. Farmington, NM 87401 (505) 325-3565 www.defined.com

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*ThE ROyAL SPA FITNESS CENTER Features a cardiovascular center with treadmills, stair climbers, upright and recumbent bikes, Elliptical runners, weight room, Nautilus machines, indoor pool, saunas, whirlpool and steam room. There are racquetball/handball and full basketball courts, exercise and cycling classes, personal training room and massage therapy. Memberships and guest passes available. Open 7 days a week. 2101 Bloomfield Hwy. (505) 326-2211 royalspamemberships@earthlink.net *SAN JUAN COLLEGE hEALTh & hUMAN PERFORMANCE CENTER Features include a three-court gymnasium with a 1/9 mile running track on the second level, weight room, dance and aerobics rooms, cardiovascular equipment, as well as steppers, bikes, rowers and treadmills. The indoor climbing wall is a three-dimensional structure with various levels of difficulty. The HHPC also has an Outdoor Equipment Rental Center that offers a variety of camping, rafting and skiing equipment for rent. 4601 College Blvd. (505) 566-3410 www.sanjuancollege.edu/hhpc

PUBLIC GOLF COURSES PINON hILLS Municipal course, regulation 18-hole. Rated by Golfweek as the #4 municipal course in the United States. Pinon Hills remains among “America’s best golf bargain.” 2101 Sunrise Pkwy. Farmington, NM 87402 (505) 326-6066 www.pinonhillsgolf.com CIVITAN MUNICIPAL Par 3 course. 2200 N. Dustin Farmington, NM 87401 (505) 599-1194 hIddEN VALLEy Regulation 18-hole. Full-service pro shop, bar and grill. Open year-round. Specialize in golf outings and tournaments. 29 Road 3025, off Southside River Rd. Aztec, NM 87410 (505) 334-3248 FARMINGTON CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

RIVERVIEw Regulation 18-hole, pro shop, grill, indoor/outdoor golf academy with Flight Scope and lessons. Open year-round. #64 Road 6520, off Hwy. 64 Kirtland, NM 87417 (505) 598-0140

PRIVATE GOLF COURSE SAN JUAN COUNTRy CLUB Regulation 18-hole, offers reciprocity. 5775 Country Club Dr. Farmington, NM 87402 (505) 327-4451 www.sanjuancountryclub.org

MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS Mountain biking trails are abundant throughout San Juan County and offer adventurers a great chance to experience the beauty and scenery of the high desert plains. Farmington hosts two special mountain biking events. Each June the XTERRA Four Corners Off Road Triathlon brings athletes from across the U.S. for what has become one of XTERRA America Tour’s “funnest mountain bike courses”. It showcases 16 miles of fun and fast rolling single track, hilly jumps and sandy arroyos east of Farmington Lake. In October, the Road Apple Rally calls mountain bikers to Farmington again for the longest consecutive running mountain bike race in North America. This course features a thrilling 15 mile course that professional and amateurs can enjoy. Both races feature open use trails in the Glade Run Recreation Area. Popular mountain biking trails in Farmington include Kinsey’s Ridge, at the end of Foothills Drive. This 6 mile trail features rolling hills and a great view. Pinon Mesa is another popular area, located 3 miles north of Main Street on Hwy. 170. This area offers distinctive trails with a variety of terrain. The trailhead is marked by a large cottonwood on the west side of the highway. Aztec, NM hosts the Alien Run Mountain Bike race, featuring a fun section of trails known as Alien Run. Access is from Hart Canyon, 4 miles north of Aztec on US Hwy. 550, then east on CR 2770. This trail is for mountain bikes only and features some great single track. For information on additional trails, call (800) 448-1240 or the Farmington BLM Field Office (505) 564-7600 or (800) 842-3127. 51

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The City of Farmington features more than 70 public parks and park facilities. From riverside nature trails, dog parks and playgrounds to skateboarding and tennis courts, Farmington has a park for all interests. Visit the City of Farmington’s website, www.fmtn.org, for a complete listing of the parks and their amenities or call Parks Reservations at (505) 599-1400.  

Explore a different view of the Four Corners region with a mild, intermediate or wild raft trip. Explore ghost towns, wildflowers, waterfalls and mountain vistas on an exhilarating jeep tour. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience family fun or enjoy the adventure of a lifetime!

BERG PARK FOUNTAIN Kids of all ages will enjoy this large outdoor interactive spray pad. Located on the corner of Scott Ave. and San Juan Blvd. Smaller spray pad at Orchard Park, Historic Downtown Farmington, Main St. ThE RIVER CORRIdOR  Over 8 miles of woodland, riverside and nature trails weave through Animas, and Berg, Boyd and Westland Parks. These trails are ideal for jogging, walking, bicycling, bird and wildlife watching and horseback riding. Two pedestrian bridges cross the Animas River and several observation areas provide opportunities to view the river’s birds and wildlife. A picnic area with grills is also available. Park access off Browning Parkway south of the Animas River in Animas Park, and at Scott Avenue and San Juan Blvd. in Berg Park, near many local hotels. ALL VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK This park, located along the banks of the Animas River, recognizes the contributions of all American veterans - past, present and future. From the Revolutionary War until the present, this memorial pays tribute to men and women who served to preserve the freedoms of our Nation. The intent of this memorial park is not only to honor our veterans, but also to educate those visiting the memorial. The park is located at Cobble Center on the River Corridor at the end of Tucker Avenue, just off San Juan Blvd. VIETNAM VETERANS PARK On north Butler, south of Carlton Street, a memorial plaza within the park includes inscriptions in black granite to honor soldiers missing or killed in action during the Vietnam War. Inscriptions in brick honor living veterans from the Four Corners area. The qualifying areas for representation are Apache County, AZ; Montezuma and La Plata County, CO; San Juan County and McKinley County, NM; and, San Juan County, UT. The park contains a picnic shelter and playground. FARMINGTON CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

*MILd TO WILd RAFTING  & JEEP TRAIL TOURS INC. (800) 567-6745 or (970) 247-4789 www.Mild2WildRafting.com *MOUNTAIN WATERS RAFTING (800) 337-8199 or (970) 259-4191 www.durangorafting.com

EQUIPMENT RENTALS *ThE OUTdOOR EQUIPMENT RENTAL CENTER AT SAN JUAN COLLEGE Rent a variety of camping and sporting equipment including mountain bikes, tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, stoves, whitewater rafts, canoes, cross country skis, snowshoes and much more. Instruction is also available for a variety of outdoor recreational pursuits through the Outdoor Leadership, Education & Recreation Program. A three-dimensional indoor climbing wall, where beginning and experienced climbers can test their rock climbing skills, is available in the Health and Human Performance Center. 4601 College Blvd. Farmington, NM 87402 (505) 566-3221 www.sanjuancollege.edu/outdoor

SNOW SPORTS Experience great skiing in the surrounding mountains! dURANGO MOUNTAIN RESORT #1 Skier Place Durango, CO 81301 (800) 525-0892 www.durangomountainresort.com WOLF CREEK SKI AREA PO Box 2800 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 (800) SKI-WOLF or (970) 264-5639 www.wolfcreekski.com

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WATER SPORTS MORGAN LAkE This 1,000-acre lake offers fantastic windsurfing in 75-degree water year round.  Swimming is not permitted.  Picnic and camping facilities are  available.  15 miles west of Farmington on Hwy. 64, fishing permits issued by the Navajo Nation Department of Fish and Wildlife. (928) 871-6451 www.nndfw.org  NAVAjO LAkE STATE PARk 45 miles east of Farmington on NM 511, Navajo Lake boasts 150 miles of shoreline.  Boating and water skiing are popular here and the lake provides good fishing for trout, salmon, bass, northern pike, catfish and crappie.  Two concessionaire-operated marinas offer boat slips, fishing equipment, boating supplies and pontoon boat rentals. 1448 NM 511 #1 Navajo Dam, NM  87419 (505) 632-2278 NAVAjO LAkE MARINA 1448 511 NMBU #6 Navajo Dam, NM  87419 (800) 582-5687 SIMMS MARINA  (505) 320-0885 or (505) 320-0059

ATV/4-WHEELING Farmington offers innumerable trails and diverse landscapes perfect for any weekend warrior - year round.  Contact the Farmington BLM Field Office for additional information on OHV and ATV trails.  (505) 564-7600 or (800) 842-3127 DuNES VEHIcLE REcREATION AREA Over 800 acres of fun is waiting for off-road  enthusiasts at the Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area, just 1.5 miles south of Farmington on Hwy. 371. This OHV area contains a wide variety of  topography including large sand dunes, steep to gentle hillsides, and sandy arroyo bottoms.   Numerous roads and trails exist in the Dunes. The diverse landscape provides riders a place to play, test their endurance and improve their skills. Please respect private property and ride only where allowed. GLADE RuN REcREATION AREA /  cHOkE cHERRy cANyON  Glade Run Recreation Area is comprised of 19,000 acres of sandy arroyos, slick rock and rolling terrain.  Choke Cherry Canyon is a section of the Glade very popular with ATV and 4-wheel drive vehicles.  Rock crawling has become a  popular sport in the region and Choke Cherry Canyon features some surprising trails for aficionados and beginners.  Access Choke Cherry Canyon by turning onto CR 1980, Glade Road, from Pinon Hills Blvd. In 2013 BLM began  restructuring the special use zones of the Glade Run Recreation Area.  Contact the Farmington BLM Field Office for current access points and ATV areas.  

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ARTS ANd ENTERTAINMENT MusEuMs aztEC MusEuM & PionEEr villagE* 125 N. Main Aztec, NM (505) 334-9829 or www.aztecmuseum.org Visit this historical museum of northwest New Mexico and stroll through the Pioneer Village, 12 original and replicated structures dating from the 1880’s. Outside exhibits feature oil and gas equipment, farm implements and historical machinery. Pioneer history is highlighted in photographs, archives, artifact exhibits and displays. Open April through September 10am – 4pm. Tuesday - Saturday. BolaCk MusEuM oF Fish and wildliFE (505) 325-4275 www.bolackmuseums.com B-Square Ranch, owned and operated by Tommy Bolack, offers a collection of mounted animals from around the world. Tours are by appointment on the hour. Walk-ins welcome if room is available. BolaCk ElECtro-MEChaniCal MusEuM (505) 325-4275 www.bolackmuseums.com This collection of items depicts developments in the electric power, telephone, communications and oil field equipment and farming industry at the B-Square Ranch. Tours by appointment. durango & silvErton narrow gaugE railroad MusEuM* (970) 247-2733 www.durangotrain.com Located in the heart of downtown next to the d&SNGRR depot, this museum features full-size locomotives, historic rolling stock, durango’s first motorized fire truck, railroad art and collectibles. daily hours correspond with the depot’s hours. E3 ChildrEn’s MusEuM & sCiEnCE CEntEr* 302 N. Orchard (505) 599-1425 www.farmingtonmuseum.org The museum offers hands-on science related interactive exhibits and role playing areas in the main gallery with special programs scheduled throughout the year. The Tots Turf gallery is a developmentally appropriate environment for children 5 and younger. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm.

FarMington MusEuM at gatEway Park* 3041 E. Main St. (505) 599-1174 www.farmingtonmuseum.org Experience a wide variety of exhibits relating to the diverse history of the area’s cultures, traveling exhibits and art shows. The featured exhibit, A Farming Town Grows Up, celebrates Farmington history including a walk-through 1930s trading post. Lecture series, performances, workshops and special demonstrations are offered year-round. The museum store, Currents, features exhibit-related merchandise, books on local and regional interest, toys and educational materials. The San Juan County Growers’ Market is held in the parking lot during summer and early fall. Open Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission: suggested donation $3 adults, $2 children. harvEst grovE FarM & orChards* (505) 599-1174 www.farmingtonmuseum.org A variety of antique tractors and early agriculture equipment is on display. Open by appointment only. Located in Animas Park. rivErsidE naturE CEntEr* (505) 599-1422 www.farmingtonmuseum.org Observe birds and animals from large windows overlooking a wetland where food and water attract wildlife. Exhibits feature the plants and animals of the riverside with emphasis on historic uses and ecosystems. Outside herb and Xeriscape demonstration gardens are located adjacent to the facility. The Center’s hours vary by season and event. Located in Animas Park. san Juan County MusEuM at salMon ruins* (505) 632-2013 www.salmonruins.com sreducation@sisna.com The museum features a permanent collection of Ancestral Puebloan pottery, jewelry and fetishes, as well as replica tools and hunting equipment. Interactive displays, focusing on archaeological techniques, including a children’s area. Temporary exhibits explore cultures of the Four Corners region. The gift shop offers jewelry, hand crafted Navajo rugs, kachinas, books, posters and music. Hours: Monday Friday 8am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm. Admission: $3 adults, $2 seniors, $1 children 6 – 16, under 6 free, located 10 miles east of Farmington on Hwy. 64.

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aRT and peRFoRmanCe CenTeRs FaRmingTon CiviC CenTeR (877) 599-3331 www.fmtn.org The Miriam M. Taylor Theater presents concerts and traveling Broadway productions throughout the year. Check out local art association shows in the exhibit balcony. ouTdooR summeR TheaTeR (877) 599-3331 www.fmtn.org/sandstone Experience local theater at the beautiful natural sandstone amphitheater at Farmington’s Lions Wilderness Park from mid-June to early August at 8pm. Performances are Thursday through Saturday. Featured musicals change from season to season. san Juan College* (505) 566-3430 www.sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette The college sponsors the Silhouette Performing Arts series each year, offering the best in family entertainment. The Art Gallery, located in the Henderson Fine Arts Center, exhibits a wide variety of artwork year-round. Free admission.

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san Juan symphony (970) 382-9753 www.sanjuansymphony.org A 65-piece professional orchestra with musicians from the Four Corners region. The Symphony presents several concerts each year at the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall. TheaTeR ensemble aRTs* (505) 326-2839 Farmington’s award winning community theater offers quality live performances at reasonable prices throughout the year as well as community workshops. Performances are typically held in the San Juan College Little Theater, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. ToTah TheaTRe (505) 327-4145 www.thetotah.com Located in downtown Farmington, this 1948 movie theater has been renovated into a modern performance hall. It has seating for 276 and is available for plays, concerts, recitals, business meetings, movie screenings, workshops and much more.

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flowing wateR navajo Casino (505) 368-2300 Located 27 miles west of Farmington on US Highway 64. This 11,000 square foot casino is equipped with 120 slot and video poker machines and buffet restaurant. Managed by the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise. Hours: Sunday - Thursday 9am to 1am, Friday and Saturday 9am to 4am. noRtHeRn edge navajo Casino* (505) 960-7000 or (877) 241-7777 Located 5 minutes southwest of Farmington, off of US Hwy. 371. Turn on Navajo Route 36 and proceed west 1.2 miles. This casino is managed by the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise and features 750 Slots, table games and restaurant. Hours: Sunday - Thursday 9am to 1am, Friday and Saturday 9am to 4am. tHe sky Ute Casino ResoRt and ConfeRenCe CenteR* (800) 876-7017 www.skyutecasino.com Get in on the action 24/7 at Colorado’s only resort and casino with over 45,000 square footage of gaming fun, live blackjack, poker, roulette, bingo and over 600+ high-tech slots. Enjoy 5 restaurants, 24 full RV sites and hook-ups, over 19,000+ square feet of convention and banquet space and a bowling center and putt-putt amenities. Sky Ute Casino Resort offers 140 luxury rooms and is next door to the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum. Located 73 miles northeast of Farmington on Hwy. 172 in Ignacio, CO.

sUnRay PaRk & Casino* (505) 566-1200 www.sunraygaming.com Enjoy state-of-the-are slot , video and coin machines along with seasonal live horse racing and coast to coast simulcasts horseracing every day. The Sportz Arena offers a variety of food with great customer service. Watch sporting events on 50+ big screens while dining. The casino and restaurant open 7 days a week. Located between Farmington and Bloomfield on Hwy. 64, just 20 minutes from the Farmington Airport and 45 from the Durango Airport.

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Whether you are looking to shop at a mall, national retail store, boutique or walk along a charming historic downtown district, Farmington can meet your retail needs. As retail center for the Four Corners, Farmington has variety of shopping options. Visit our Shopping pages at www.farmigntonnm.org for additional information.

TRADING POSTS The region’s historic trading posts and pawn shops specialize in American Indian arts and crafts. Regardless if you are looking for authentic Native American jewelry, Navajo rugs or simply want to explore the regional Native American cultures, the trading posts in the Four Corners area are among the best in quality throughout New Mexico. The following are Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau members and sell authentic Native American art. BIG ROck TRADING POST INc. 3761 Hwy. 64, Waterflow (505) 598-5184 BOB FRENcH’S NAvAjO RuGS 3459 Hwy. 64, Waterflow (505) 598-5621 www.bobfrenchnavajorugs.com FIFTH GENERATION TRADING cO. 232 W. Broadway, Farmington (505) 326-3211 www.southwestshowroom.com FOuTz TRADING cOmPANy Hwy. 64, Shiprock (505) 368-5790 www.foutztrade.com HOGBAck TRADING cOmPANy 3221 Hwy. 64, Waterflow (505) 598-5154

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NAvAjO TRADING cOmPANy 126 E. Main, Farmington (505) 325-1685 jackcook@navajotrading.com SHIPROck TRADING 527 E. Main, Farmington (505) 324-0881 www.shiprocktradingpost.com TOADLENA TRADING POST & muSEum PO Box 8014 Newcomb 87455 (505) 789-3267 www.toadlenatradingpost.com

GALLERIES The local art community is showcased in several art galleries throughout Farmington. Native American, southwestern and contemporary artwork is exhibited and available for sale at the following Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau member businesses. ARTIFAcTS GALLERy 302 E. Main, Farmington (505) 327-2907 www.artifacts-gallery.com HENDERSON FINE ART GALLERy AND HumANITIES ART GALLERy 4601 College Blvd., Farmington (505) 566-3464 www.sanjuancollege.edu THREE RIvERS ART cENTER (TRAc) & IN cAHOOTS! GALLERy 109 N. Allen, Farmington (505) 716-7660 www.threeriverswomen.org WAL-ART GALLERy 422 W. Main, Farmington (505) 327-3336 helen@arroyotrading.com

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS ONGOING EVENTS THREE WATERS TRADING POST EXHIBIT The Three Waters Trading Post exhibit features a walk-through replica of a 1930’s trading post, including a bull pen stocked with period goods and artifacts, pawn room and office showcasing jewelry and rugs. The exhibit is on display at the Farmington Museum in the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., Farmington. Information: 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum BIRD WATCHING Enjoy bird watching and a beautiful walk through Farmington’s riverside trails every Tuesday morning. More than 100 species of birds have been noted throughout Animas Park and new birds fly in each season. Meet at the Riverside Nature Center, located in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, to join the friendly staff for a leisurely walk of 1-2 miles. Information: 505-599-1422 or www.fmtn.org/museum SIMULCAST HORSE RACING SunRay Park & Casino brings simulcast horse racing to Farmington year round. SunRay Park & Casino is located off Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield. Information: 505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com SUNGAZE See sunspots, prominences, flares and other daytime astronomy in the San Juan College Courtyard from 10am to 11am, one session monthly. Information: 505-566-3361 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/Planetarium/index.htm

JANUARY 10 & 11 — CASPER BACA BARES, BRONCS & BULLS SPECTACULAR RODEO 505-287-9534 or 505-325-5415 The San Juan County Fairgrounds hosts this “Spectacular Rodeo” annually where more than 200 rough stock riders compete for prizes. Rodeo begins at 7pm in the McGee Park Memorial Coliseum, located between Farmington and Bloomfield on Hwy. 64.

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24 & 25 — THE KICKER MONSTER TRUCK MANIA 918-629-9930 Experience the raw horsepower and all-out chaos of monster trucks at McGee Park Coliseum. Advanced tickets available at Boot Barn, Webb Toyota, Northern Edge Navajo Casino and Wooden Nickel. 24 — SHOE GAME 505-327-6296 A Navajo winter night oral history game taught through song and playful teasing of opponents will be celebrated at the Farmington Indian Center from 6pm to 12midnight. 28 — ASTROFRIDAY 505-566-3361 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/Planetarium/index.htm “Glacier Bay, Alaska from the Ground, Air and Space” will be shown at 6:30pm and again at 7:30pm in the San Juan College Planetarium. A stargaze follows, weather permitting, at 8:30pm. The Planetarium reserves the right to substitute shows. This is a free event, but seating is limited.

FEBRUARY 4 & 5— JORDAN WORLD CIRCUS 702-456-2642, 505-325-5415 or www.thejordanworldcircus.com This circus features many new and exciting effects created especially for this show by the imaginative use of lighting, fireworks, staging and music. This kaleidoscopic wonderland of sight, sound and color blended into one memorable entertainment experience will be held at the McGee Park Memorial Coliseum between Farmington and Bloomfield on Hwy. 64.

7 — ASTROFRIDAY 505-566-3361 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/Planetarium/index.htm “Navajo Sky Legends” will be shown at 6:30pm and again at 7:30pm in the San Juan College Planetarium. A stargaze follows, weather permitting, at 8pm. The Planetarium reserves the right to substitute shows. This is a free event, but seating is limited.

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FEBRUARY 8 — AN EVENING WITH CLINT BLACK 505-599-1148 or www.fmtn.org/civiccenter singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of Country music’s brightest stars. He has transcended genres to become one of the most successful artists in all the music industry. event will be held at the farmington Civic Center. Call for ticket prices. 13 — RHYTHMIC CIRCUS 505-599-1148 or www.fmtn.org/civiccenter “feet don’t fail Me now” presents a wildly creative view into the indomitable power of the human spirit that guarantees to leave the audience with a smile on their face. event will be held at the farmington Civic Center.

14 — NAVAJO BLESSINGWAY STORIES BY SUNNY DOOLEY 505-334-9325 sunny dooley tells Blessingway stories with the blessing of her family, clans, and elders. these Origin stories, in navajo or english, present the worldview of the diné people and their relationships with their surroundings. they are the social versions of the sacred chants. Performance is at 7pm in the san Juan College little theatre. this free event is a part of the Chautauqua learning series. 15 — SAN JUAN SYMPHONY COME HEAR US NOW! “MOZART, TCHAIKOVSKY AND BEYOND” 505-566-3430 the san Juan symphony is delighted to open this eclectic concert with the world premiere of an entertaining new piece by liam ramsey-White. tchaikovsky’s grand fifth symphony will close the concert with an epic journey from tragedy to triumph. Performance begins 7:30pm, at the san Juan College Henderson Performance Hall. FARMINGTON CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

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21 to 23 — ANNUAL HIGH DESERT FINE ART FESTIVAL 505-716-6057 the festival is held at the san Juan College Henderson fine arts Center in rooms 9008 and 9010. Opening reception will be friday from 6pm to 9pm. Hours will be saturday from 10am to 6pm and sunday from 11am to 4pm. admission is free. 21 & 22 — KICKER ARENACROSS AND FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS SHOW 918-629-9930 this action packed and thundering event will be at Mcgee Park Coliseum. doors open at 6:30pm and the racing action will begin at 7:30pm. this show is produced by Cycle City Promotions. tickets available at Boot Barn and Webb toyota.

MARCH 7 — ASTROFRIDAY 505-566-3361 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/Planetarium/index.htm “ancient Observatories – timeless Knowledge” will be shown at 6:30pm and again at 7:30pm in the san Juan College Planetarium. a stargaze follows, weather permitting, at 8:30pm. the Planetarium reserves the right to substitute shows. this is a free event, but seating is limited. 21 — ME AND BILLY (BILLY THE KID) BY RALPH ESTES 505-334-9325 the “world’s oldest living cowboy” tells, in story and song, of his years as a cowboy and his friendship with Billy the Kid. this program addresses the legend-making process while presenting the story of Billy that is supported by historical evidence. Performance is at 7pm in the san Juan College little theatre. this free event is a part of the Chautauqua learning series. 63


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APRIL ONGOING — LIVE HORSE RACING 505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com Sunray Park & Casino brings simulcast horse racing to Farmington year-round and live horse racing tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays april 18th through June 22nd. Sunray Park & Casino is located off hwy. 64 between Farmington and bloomfield. 5 — BENEFIT NAVAJO RUG AUCTION 505-599-1180 the Farmington Museum Foundation is pleased to announce the benefit navajo rug auction to take place at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St., at 2pm. the public can preview nearly 200 rugs of all sizes, styles, and price ranges starting Friday, april 4th from 10am to 5pm and Saturday, april 5th from 10am to 2pm.

11 — ASTROFRIDAY 505-566-3361 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/Planetarium/index.htm “Speed” will be shown at 6:30pm and again at 7:30pm in the San Juan College Planetarium. a stargaze follows, weather permitting, at 8:30pm. the Planetarium reserves the right to substitute shows. this is a free event, but seating is limited. 11 to 13 — SAN JUAN COLLEGE CONTEST POW WOW 505-566-3321 San Juan College and the native american Center present this annual contest Pow Wow at the McGee Park Memorial Coliseum, between Farmington and bloomfield on hwy 64. arts and Crafts and food booths will be on site both days. Call for admission prices and a detailed schedule.

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MAY ONGOING — LIVE HORSE RACING 505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com See April. ONGOING — GATEWAY TO IMAGINATION NATIONAL JURIED ART COMPETITION 505-599-1174 or www.farmingtonmuseum.org The National Juried Art Competition will be on exhibit at the Farmington Museum from May 10th through July 12th. 4 — ALIEN RUN MOUNTAIN BIKE COMPETITION www.alienrun.com This annual competition takes place in Hart Canyon Aztec, New Mexico. 100-200 mountain bikers compete on this legendary course. Two courses are offered, 26 or 10 miles. 8 — ASTROFRIDAY 505-566-3361 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/Planetarium/index.htm “Tour of Mass” will be shown at 6:30pm and again at 7:30pm in the San Juan College Planetarium. A stargaze follows, weather permitting, at 8:30pm. The Planetarium reserves the right to substitute shows. This is a free event, but seating is limited.

10 — SPRING MINI-CONTEST POW-WOW 505-327-6296 This outdoor activity is held on the Farmington Indian Center grounds, 100 W. Elm St. The Spring Mini-Contest Pow-Wow provides an opportunity for local dancers, singers and spectators a chance to socialize in a relaxed setting. 10 & 11 — BLOOMFIELD DAYS 505-632-0880 or www.bloomfieldchamber.info Live entertainment, food, arts and craft vendors, parade, games, Duck Race, four wheeler trail rides and more in various locations throughout Bloomfield, NM.

23 to 25 — RIVERFEST 505-599-1140 or www.riverreachfoundation.com Area rivers are celebrated with a festival of music, food, entertainment, riverside trail walks and river raft rides. Festival takes place at the River Reach Terrace, corner of Scott Ave., and San Juan Blvd., and at Animas Park, just off of Browning Parkway in Farmington. Don’t miss the annual 10K and 5K Fun Run and 2-mile walk. Register in advance at www.fmtn.org/prca or call 505-599-1184 for this fun run and walk on May 24th. 23 to 26 — 2ND ANNUAL HEALING FIELD 505-860-3843 or sanjuancountyeast@gmail.com The San Juan County East Rotary Club will host this display dedicated to local, national and personal heroes. Entitled “Lest We Forget: A time of remembrance, a time of Honor,” and includes five hundred United States flags. The event will be held at Farmington Boys and Girls Club, 1825 E. 19th St., Farmington, NM 87401.

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26 — ANNUAL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT AZTEC RUINS NATIONAL MONUMENT 505-334-6174 or www.nps.gov/azru Organizations and businesses that have found ways to help us minimize our impact on the environment present interactive displays from 10am to 2pm. Learn from the techniques of ancient people with activities like adobe brick making and heritage gardening. This fun event held at Aztec Ruins National Park includes crafts, games, fuel efficient cars, music, a food vendor, and much more!


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31 — AZTEC FIESTA DAY 505-334-7646 or www.aztecchamber.com celebrate the arrival of summer in aztec, nM with a car show, parade, live music, vendors, and food. carnival, May 29-June 1, and the Burning of old Man Gloom.

JUNE ONGOING — LIVE HORSE RACING 505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com see april. ONGOING — SUMMER TERRACE SERIES 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum the farmington Museum hosts outdoor concerts saturday nights throughout the summer. concerts begin at 6pm and are held at the Gateway Park Museum & Visitor center, 3041 e. Main st., through august 30th. ONGOING — TGIF 505-599-1419 Grab some lunch, listen to live music and relax at orchard Park in downtown farmington from 11am to 1pm each friday afternoon June through July. ONGOING — OUTDOOR SUMMER THEATER 877-599-3331 or www.fmtn.org/sandstone come experience live local theater in a beautiful natural sandstone amphitheater. Performances are held thursdays, fridays and saturdays at 8pm. Mid June through early august at lions Wilderness Park. concessions available onsite or bring a picnic and eat before the show.

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ONGOING — GATEWAY TO IMAGINATION NATIONAL JURIED ART COMPETITION 505-599-1174 or www.farmingtonmuseum.org see May. 7 — 7th ANNUAL XTERRA FOUR CORNERS OFF ROAD TRIATHLON 505-326-7602, 800-448-1240 or www.xterrafourcorners.farmingtonnm.org this annual triathlon brings professional and amateur triathletes to farmington for the “funnest” Xterra course in the southwest! this triathlon is part of the Xterra america tour series, recognized as the consummate individual challenge for outdoor adventure athletes. the course features a 1 mile swim, 17 mile bike course and a 5 mile run. register online, www.active.com 7 — KIDFEST 505-564-3299, www.monarch-marketing.com or www.sanjuancountykids.com san Juan county’s Kick-off to summer! Kidfest is a free one-day event, 10am to 4pm at McGee Park a day dedicated to kids and tons of fun for kids. 7 — DUCKS FOR BUCKS 505-632-0879 or www.winesofthesanjuan.com come support the children and families affected by neimann Picks disease. a family event with dainty duck dash, jumpy castle and wine. Purchase a duck for your chance to win cash or other prizes! Wines of the san Juan, Blanco, nM from noon to 5pm. 13 — SUMMER ART WALK 505-599-1419 come walk through historic downtown farmington, from 5pm to 9pm and enjoy the start of spring with art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations. 67


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14 to 16 — THE ANNUAL SAN JUAN RIVER BALLOON RALLY 505-632-0880 or www.bloomfieldchamber.info Three days of excitement! Balloons will take flight from the Bloomfield Soccer Fields and fly down the San Juan River.

JULY ONGOING — TGIF 505-599-1419 See June. ONGOING — SUMMER TERRACE SERIES 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum See June.

ONGOING — OUTDOOR SUMMER THEATER 877-599-3331 or www.fmtn.org/sandstone See June.

ONGOING — GATEWAY TO IMAGINATION NATIONAL JURIED ART COMPETITION 505-599-1174 or www.farmingtonmuseum.org See May.

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1 to 6 — THE 28TH ANNUAL FREEDOM DAYS CELEBRATION 505-326-7602, 800-448-1240 or www.farmingtonnm.org The Fourth of July is celebrated with a variety of special events throughout Farmington, N.M. Festivities include fireworks, Ice cream social, Brass Band concert, food fair, night time parade volleyball tournament, skateboard competition and Party in the Park. 12 — THE ANNUAL ANIMAS RIVER BLUES & BREWS FEST 505-330-4616 or www.animasriverblues.com Blues, Brews and BBQ at Riverside Park in Aztec from 12 noon to 10pm. Visit website for performance schedule and ticket information. 20 — 32nd ANNUAL LAND OF ENCHANTMENT ROD RUN 505-599-1419 From 6pm to 10pm join the Northern New Mexico Street Rodders in Historic Downtown Farmington for their annual Rod Run block party. Hot cars under the stars, great entertainment and lots of food!

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AUGUST ONGOING— OUTDOORSUMMERTHEATER 877-599-3331 or www.fmtn.org/sandstone See June. ONGOING—SUMMERTERRACESERIES 505-599-1174or www.fmtn.org/museum See June.

SEPTEMBER 12to14—COLLECTORCARWEEKEND 505-716-7100 or 505-327-6887 Friday, come cruise East Main Sonic from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Saturday, the Swap Meet is from 8:30am to 3pm at Gateway Park Museum and Visitor Center. Sunday, the Annual Collector Car Show at Brookside Park in Farmington from 9am to noon. 19to21—10thANNUALANTIQUEAND CLASSICTRUCKANDEQUIPMENTSHOW 505-333-2599 or 505-320-3596 Truck show 8am to 6pm on Saturday at Riverside Park in Aztec, NM. Parade downtown will kick off at 10am. Food, vendors and live entertainment all day. 19&20—FOURCORNERSANTIQUEPOWER &TRACTORSHOW 505-334-1339 Come to the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park Museum & Visitor Center and experience a bit of agricultural past. Enjoy antique tractors, engines, and vehicles at this annual event. Tractor pull on Saturday.

CONNIE MACK WORLD SERIES 1to8—CONNIEMACKWORLDSERIES 505-599-1184 or www.cmws.org Some of the best amateur baseball in the country is featured each summer at Ricketts Park in Farmington. Teams from the U.S. and Puerto Rico play in front of pro-scouts and college officials. 8to14—SANJUANCOUNTYFAIR 505-325-5415 or www.sanjuancountyfair.net Visit the largest county fair in New Mexico! Fair features livestock shows, exhibits, fiddlers contest, a parade, arts & crafts, vendors booths, live music performances and more at the San Juan County Fairgrounds, McGee Park, on Hwy. 64. 15&16—THEANNUALSANJUANBI-FLY TOURNAMENTONTHESANJUAN 505-325-0255 This San Juan River Quality Waters tournament is strictly catch and release. Professional guides score all catches and release all fish. Call for details. 30&31—TOTAHFESTIVALINDIANMARKET &POWWOW 800-448-1240,505-326-7602 or www.totahfestival.farmingtonnm.org Juried art festival offers authentic handmade Native American arts & crafts from regional artists, an authentic Navajo Rug Auction and contest Pow Wow. Festival held at the Farmington Civic Center. FARMINGTON CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

27&28—HARVESTWINEFESTIVAL 505-632-0879 or www.winesofthesanjuan.com Celebrating the season in style with live music, juried art show, specialty foods and a grape stomp at Wines of the San Juan, 233 Hwy. 511, Turley, NM. 27—AREALNIGHTATTHEMUSEUM 505-599-1147 or www.fmtn.org/museum Learn to churn butter, press apples and make candles. Exhibits come to life at this annual event in the Farmington Museum, Gateway Park Museum & Visitor Center, 3041 E. Main St., in Farmington.

OCTOBER ONGOINGEVENTS—PUMPKINFESTIVAL WEEKENDS 505-334-3578 or www.sutherlandfarms.net Sutherland Farms celebrates Fall every Saturday and Sunday in October! Enjoy train rides, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, a corn pit, corn maze, face painting, great food and much more! October hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sutherland Farms is located 7.5 miles north of Aztec Ruins. 4—ROADAPPLERALLY 505-599-1140,800-448-1240 or www.roadapplerally.com Annual Mountain Bike Race and tour offers pro/experts, veterans and beginners a test of skill on a 30-mile single and double-loop course through canyons and arroyos near San Juan College in Farmington, NM. 69

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25&26—THEANNUALINDIANMARKET &FESTIVAL 505-947-3332 This annual festival includes singing, dancing, food and arts & craft vendors. Hours will be from 9am to 9pm at Berg Park in Farmington.


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4 & 5 — AZTEC HIGHLAND GAMES AND CELTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL 505-334-7646 or www.aztechighlandgames.com Celebrate the culture of the Scottish Highlands with an American Southwest twist at riverside Park in Aztec, NM. Enjoy live Celtic music and physical competitions by professional athletes (Caber Toss, Hammer Throw, Braemar Stone, etc.) There will be Scottish and Irish dance exhibitions, bagpipe band exhibitions, clan tents, ruby exhibitions, traditional food and more! 10 — FALL ART WALK 505-599-1419 Walk through Historic Downtown Farmington, from 5pm to 9pm and enjoy a crisp fall evening with art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations. 10 & 11 — FOUR CORNERS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL 505-599-1270 or www.infoway.org National and local storytellers of all ages will be featured in the two-day celebration. The festival will feature stories of all varieties…scary ghost stories, family stories, folklore and myths! Festival events are held at Berg Park and The Totah Theatre. 11 — BMB FESTIVAL - BREWS, MEATS, BANDS www.bmbfestival.com There will be music, food and lots of breweries at Lions Wilderness Park Amphitheater for a day of fun, food, music and beer. Distil and Majestic Media have teamed up for the 2nd Annual BMB Festival. The barbecue cook off will supply pork ribs in many styles. Bands will play throughout the day with the main concert that evening. Additionally, there will be prize drawings and art vendors in attendance.

NOVEMBER FALL ART SHOWS AND CRAFT FAIRS 800-448-1240 www.farmingtonnm.org Farmington plays host to many quality craft fairs November - December. Call for detailed schedule. This event features a 5K Turkey Trot and a 2 mile 22 — TURKEY TROT & GOBBLE WOBBLE 505-599-1184 Gobble Wobble Walk at 9am in Historic Downtown Farmington. This family friendly event will include activities such as children’s carnival, games, face painting, a kids gobble contest, music, costume contest and more. This is an all weather event, plan to participate rain or shine.

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28 & 29 — CHAMPIONSHIP BULLRIDING EXTROADINAIRE 505-287-9534 or www.casperbacarodeo.com This annual bull riding spectacular is at McGee Park Memorial Coliseum, between Farmington and Bloomfield on Hwy. 64, behind SunRay Park & Casino.

DECEMBER 3 to 6 — FESTIVAL OF TREES 505-599-1148 Holiday entertainment presented by Presbyterian Medical Services. Come enjoy special events including Teddy Bear Tea, Storytelling, Fashions at the Festival luncheon, family night and much more at the Farmington Civic Center. Explore a winter wonderland amidst an indoor forest of artfully decorated Christmas trees. 4 — FARMINGTON CHRISTMAS PARADE 505-325-0279 This annual lighted Christmas parade starts at 5:45pm. Parade route runs through Historic Downtown Farmington along Main Street. For parade applications and theme, call the Farmington Chamber of Commerce. 5 — RIVERGLO 505-326-7602 or 1-800-448-1240 Luminarias light up the river’s bank and the evening sky. Celebrate the holiday season with a stroll along the river’s edge with carolers and bell choirs as well as hot chocolate and food at Berg Park from 6pm to 8pm. 6 — SALMON RUINS HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR 505-632-2013 Salmon Ruins brings together artisans from throughout the Four Corners to display and sell their wares at McGee Park off Hwy. 64, between Farmington and Bloomfield, NM. 6 — SAN JUAN COLLEGE LUMINARIAS 505-566-3403 Display illuminates the campus of San Juan College with thousands of candlelit bags. This is the largest luminaria display of a non-profit entity in New Mexico. San Juan College is located at 4601 College Blvd., Farmington. 11— EVENING OF LIGHTS AT AZTEC RUINS NATIONAL MONUMENT 505-334-6174 or www.nps.gov/azru Wander through 2,000 luminarias lighting the historic Aztec Ruins National Park Visitor Center from 6pm to 8pm. This event is free. www.farmingtonnm.org


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12 — HOLIDAY ART WALK 505-599-1419 Walk through Historic Downtown Farmington, from 5pm to 9pm and celebrates the season with art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations. 14 — ANNUAL AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT 505-599-1422 The riverside nature Center takes part in this nationwide project which has been carried out for over 100 years. From 8am to 2pm come spend the day counting all the birds, common and rare in their wintering grounds throughout the Farmington area.

16 — CHACO CANYON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT 505-599-1422 join volunteers from the Four Corners Bird Club and the riverside nature Center in making winter census of the birds at Chaco Culture national Historic Park. Participants should be experienced birders and able to hike in back country areas in winter weather. 23 - LIVE NAVAJO NATIVITY 505-325-0255, 888-325-0255 or www.navajoministries.org This annual live nativity uses traditional navajo clothing and live animals. The nativity scene is presented entirely by children at the Four Corners Home for Children, 2103 W. main St., in Farmington, from 6pm to 8pm.

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ACCOMMODATIONS Abe’s Motel & Fly Shop • San Juan River, Navajo Dam 632-2194 Americas Best Value Inn* • 600 E. Broadway 325-2288/877-322-2288 Anasazi Inn• 903 W. Main 325-4564

Bluffview Motel •3700 Bloomfield Hwy. 327-6231 Budget Inn • 625 E. Main 326-5521 Casa Blanca Inn and Suites, LLC* • 505 E. La Plata St. 327-6503/800-550-6503 • www.casablancanm.com Comfort Inn* • 555 Scott Ave. 325-2626/800-341-1495 • www.choicehotels.com Comfort Suites* • 1951 Cortland Dr. 325-9414 • www.comfortsuites.com Courtyard by Marriott* • 560 Scott Ave. 325-5111 • www.courtyard.com/fmncy Economy Inn • 332 E. Main 326-6614 Encore Motel • 1900 E. Main 325-5008 Fisheads of the San Juan River* • 1796 Hwy. 173, Navajo Dam 634-0463/632-1411 • www.fisheadsofthesanjuan.com Hampton Inn & Suites* • 1500 Bloomfield Blvd. 564-3100/800-HAMPTON • www.farmingtonsuites.hamptoninn.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites* • 2110 Bloomfield Blvd. 325-2545/800-HOLIDAY • www.farmington-hotel.com Journey Inn • 317 Airport Dr. 325-3548 Kokopelli’s Cave B & B* • 206 W. 38th St. 860-3812/325-7855 • www.bbonline.com/nm/kokopelli La Quinta* • 675 Scott Ave. 327-4706/800-531-5900 • www.lq.com Motel 6 • 1600 Bloomfield Hwy. 326-4501/800-466-8356 National 9 Inn • 5915 E. Main 326-1555 72

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Quality Inn • 1901 E. Broadway 325-3700/800-4CHOICE  Rainbow Lodge* • San Juan River, Navajo Dam 632-5717/888-328-1858 • www.sanjuanfishing.com Red Lion Hotel Farmington* • 700 Scott Ave. 327-5221/800-733-5466 • www.redlion.com Region Inn* • 601 E. Broadway 325-1191/888-325-1191 • www.theregioninn.com Rimrock Lodge • 2530 Bloomfield Hwy. 327-4433 Rodeway Inn • 1601 E. Broadway 325-1813/800-4CHOICE Royal Inn • 701 Airport Dr. 325-5061 Sage Motel • 301 Airport Dr. 325-7501 Silver River Adobe B&B* • 3151 W. Main/PO Box 341 325-8219/800-382-9251 • www.silveradobe.com Soaring Eagle Lodge* • San Juan River, Navajo Dam 632-3721/800-866-2719 • www.soaringeaglelodge.net Super 8 • 4751 Cortez Way 564-8100/800-800-8000  TownePlace Suites* • 4200 Sierra Vista Dr 327-2442 • www.marriott.com/fmnts Travel Inn* • 1510 W. Main 325-0233 Travelodge • 510 Scott Ave. 327-0242/800-578-7878

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Number of Rooms 63 Rooms 3 Suites 175 Rooms 17 Suites 73 Rooms 2 Suites 96 Rooms 60 Rooms 21 Rooms 40 Rooms 2 Rooms 1 Suite 11 Cabins 67 Rooms 117 Rooms 33 Rooms 98 Rooms

ANIMAS RIVER FARMINGTON CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

73

Accommodations

*Designates Convention and Visitors Bureau member.  Area code is 505 unless otherwise specified.


INfOrmAtION ANd ImPOrtANt NUmbErS

SAN JUAN OPEN

AIR CHARTER SERVICES ATLANTIC AVIATION Charter flights, training  and aviation services. (505) 325-2867

AIRLINES GREAT LAkES AIRLINES four Corners regional Airport.  Service to & from denver, CO.  (800) 554-5111 www.flygreatlakes.com 

BUS LINES & CHARTERS ABQ EXPRESS (505) 850-3880 www.abqexpress.com  * FOLLOw THE SUN Albuquerque, Nm (505) 897-2886, (866) 428-4SUN www.ftstours.com 

CAR RENTALS ALL-STAR RENT-A-CAR 2307 E. main (505) 325-4313, (800) 752-1270 AVIS RENT-A-CAR 1300 W. Navajo, Ste. d (505) 327-9864, (800) 331-1212 BUdGET RENT-A-CAR four Corners regional Airport (505) 327-7304, (800) 527-7000 74

*ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR 3901 beckland dr. free pickup. Insurance claims. (505) 327-1356 (800) 325-8007 1-800-rent-a-car www.enterprise.com   *HERTz RENT-A-CAR four Corners regional Airport (505) 327-6093, (800) 654-3131 www.hertz.com 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION REd APPLE TRANSIT (505) 325-3409 www.fmtn.org 

TAXI SERVICE kB CAB SERVICE 24 hour service (505) 564-3999

LIMOUSINE SERVICE A TOUCH OF ELEGANCE based in farmington serves  Nm, CO, AZ, Ut (505) 564-2978

IMPORTANT NUMBERS fire, medical or  Police Emergency.......................911 Police (non-emergency) ................................(505)334-6622 Weather & road Conditions ................................(800)432-4269

AREA VISITOR INFORMATION Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau ................................(800)448-1240 ................................(505)326-7602 Aztec Visitor Center ................................(505)334-9551 New mexico tourism department ................................(800)733-6396 New mexico State Parks ................................(888)667-2757

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE Aztec .....................(505)334-7646 bloomfield  .........(505)632-0880 farmington .........(888)325-0279 .................................(505)325-0279

AREA SENIOR CENTERS Aztec ....................(505)334-2881 bloomfield..........(505)632-8351 blanco...................(505)632-9146 farmington.........(505)599-1380 Kirtland ...............(505)598-0054

HEALTH CARE SERVICES reliance medical Group .................................(505)566-1915 San Juan regional medical Center .................................(505)325-5011 Urgent Care Center ................................(505)609-6495 Veterans Outpatient Clinic ................................(505)326-4383

*FCVB MEMBER www.farmingtonnm.org


Location • Comfort • Value Complimentary Breakfast Buffet Free High-Speed Internet Access throughout the property Business Center Free Airport Shuttle Easy Access to Riverwalk with 5 miles of Trails Small Meeting Facility 100% Smoke Free AAA, AARP, Military Discounts Heated Outdoor Pool/Spa Tequila’s Restaurant & Lounge

601 East Broadway• Farmington, NM 87401 505-325-1191 • 888-325-1191 www.theregioninn.com • reservations@theregioninn.com


Farmington’s Only All Suite Hotel

Full Kitchens

Fully Equipped Kitchens Next to Restaurants/Shopping Free Breakfast • Free Internet Free Local Calls Oversized Fitness Room Airport Shuttle • Golf Packages

Indoor Pool/Spa

Meeting Facilities

505-327-2442

www.marriott.com/fmnts

4200 Sierra Vista Dr. , Farmington, NM 87402

2014 Farmington Area Guide  

The 2014 Area Guide is full of information to help you plan your visit, and assist you once you’re here.

2014 Farmington Area Guide  

The 2014 Area Guide is full of information to help you plan your visit, and assist you once you’re here.