Day Trips from Farmington

There are plenty of interesting places to see within a four-hour radius of Farmington. 

  • Aztec Ruins National Monument - Located in Aztec, New Mexico, this national monument preserves the remains of an ancient Puebloan civilization. Visitors can explore the ruins, including a reconstructed Great Kiva, and learn about the history and culture of the people who lived there.

  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park - Located in northwestern New Mexico, this park contains the most extensive and best-preserved example of ancient Puebloan architecture in the world. Visitors can explore the ruins of the great houses and learn about the culture and history of the ancient people who lived there.

  • Mesa Verde National Park - Located in Colorado, this park is home to some of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in the world. Visitors can take guided tours to learn about the history and culture of the ancient people who lived there, or explore on their own.

  • Four Corners Monument - Located at the intersection of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah, this monument is the only place in the United States where four states meet at a single point. Visitors can stand in all four states at once and take photos to commemorate their visit.

  • Durango, Colorado - Located about 1.5 hours north of Farmington, this charming mountain town offers a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, and skiing. Visitors can also ride the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad or explore the local art galleries and shops.

  • Santa Fe, New Mexico - Located about 3 hours south of Farmington, Santa Fe is known for its vibrant arts scene, historic adobe architecture, and delicious Southwestern cuisine. Visitors can explore the city's many museums and art galleries, shop for Native American crafts, or enjoy a meal at one of the many excellent restaurants.

  • Taos, New Mexico - Located about 2.5 hours east of Farmington, Taos is a historic town known for its stunning natural scenery, world-class skiing, and vibrant arts community. Visitors can explore the Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or visit the many art galleries and shops in the town's historic district.

There are plenty of exciting places to visit nearby, from ancient ruins and national parks to charming towns and vibrant cities. Whatever your interests, there is sure to be something to see and do using Farmington as your base camp!