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Farmington and Four Corners

In the heart of the southwest, Farmington, New Mexico, is surrounded by cultural treasures and serene desert landscapes. At the confluence of three rivers—San Juan, Animas, and La Plata—Farmington is called “Totah” which means “Three Rivers” in Navajo. The community sits in the shadow of the San Juan Mountains, visible fifty miles away across the state line in Colorado.

Beyond San Juan County in all directions are limitless opportunities to explore the southwest. Visitors and residents alike participate in snow skiing, golfing, camping, hiking, rafting, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, year-round tennis, team sports, mountain biking, and walking along the river banks in all seasons.

Farmington is the largest metropolitan area within 180 miles and has a population of approximately 50,000 with a draw area of about 350,000. Aztec and Bloomfield are nearby towns with Durango, Colorado, about 50 miles away.

Nearby Attractions

  • Ancient Ruins National Monument
  • Animas-Berg Park River Walk
  • Bisti/De-na-zin Wilderness
  • Canyon de Chelly
  • Chaco Canyon
  • Connie Mack World Series
  • Durango Mountain Resort
  • Farmington Aquatic Center
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Navajo Reservoir
  • Pinon Hills Golf Course
  • Salmon Ruins
  • San Juan College Silhouette Series
  • San Juan Symphony
  • Sandstone Productions Summer Outdoor Theater
  • Theatre Ensemble Arts Community Theater
  • Telluride Ski Area
  • Wolf Creek Ski Area

At an altitude of 5,394 feet and average annual rainfall of about eight inches, the weather is near perfect with about 273 sunny days per year.

Cultural Diversity
The Navajo Nation—the largest Native American tribe in the country—is Farmington’s neighbor to the west. Other Native American tribes in the area include Ute Mountain Utes, Hopi, Southern Utes, and Jicarillo Apache. The entire area is rich with Anasazi ruins dating from 1200 A.D. including world-famous Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde National Part, and Aztec Ruins National Monument. All of New Mexico, including the Four Corners, has centuries of Hispanic influence as well as the more recent Anglo influence from Mormon traders who settled along the San Juan River and Animas River. The mixture of cultures and history brings an extraordinary richness and culture to the area.

Farmington’s economy was originally based on agriculture, but in the 1950s, the area boomed with oil and gas and is now healthy and diverse. Farmington is the retail trade center for the entire area, and both retirees and tourists have ventured in to make their permanent homes here.

School Districts
Aztec Municipal Schools
1118 West Aztec Boulevard
Aztec, New Mexico 87410 


Farmington Municipal Schools
3401 E. 30th Street
Farmington, New Mexico 87402 


Bloomfield Municipal Schools
325 North Begin Lane
Bloomfield, New Mexico 87413 


Central Consolidated Schools
PO Box 1179
Shiprock, New Mexico 87420 

Private and Parochial Schools
Sacred Heart Catholic School
404 North Allen Avenue
Farmington, New Mexico 87401


Grace Baptist Academy
2200 North Sullivan Avenue
Farmington, New Mexico 87401


Pinon Hills Academy
5101 N. Dustin Avenue
Farmington, New Mexico 87401



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