Attractions

Local Attractions
List of the major attractions in Aztec.
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Four Corners Attractions
List of various attractions around the Four Corners.
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Trip Planning
Plan your trip in Aztec.
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Fishing

The Four Corners region is home to endless recreational possibilities, including waters for the fishing trip of a lifetime. The region is home to fishing holes of all kinds and holds plenty of adventures waiting to be explored. While the San Juan River tops the "must fish" list, the area has several lakes, each providing a unique and memorable fishing trip experience.
Navajo Lake
Nourished by the Pine and San Juan rivers, Navajo Lake is 25 miles long with more than 200 camping and picnic sites, two improved boat ramps and a marina. Recreation includes boating, sailing and other water sports, plus trophy fishing for brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish and Kokanee salmon.
San Juan River Quality Waters
Flowing from Navajo Lake, the lower San Juan River is ranked among America's top-10 trout fishing waters. A 4.5-mile, nutrient-rich section below Navajo Dam is so spectacular for fishing that it has earned "Quality Waters" designation. (Special angling regulations are in effect.) Attracting sports enthusiasts the world over, the river further compels with multi-hued sandstone canyons and desert vistas.

Golfing

Aztec Municipal Golf Course
29 Rd 3025, Aztec, NM 87410
(505) 334-3248
Enjoy a round of 9 or 18 hole golfing year round at the Aztec Municipal Golf Course.
➠ www.aztecmunicipalgolfcourse.com

Pinon Hills Golf Course
2101 Sunrise Pkwy, Farmington, NM 87401
(505) 326-6066
➠ www.pinonhillsgolf.com

Riverview Golf Course
64 Rd 6520, Kirtland, NM 87417
(505) 598-0140
➠ www.riverviewgolfnm.com

Mountain Bike Riding

Alien Run Mountain Bike Trail
Aztec boasts over 30 miles of mountain bike trails, including the Alien Run, which is ranked among the more technically challenging and scenic single tracks in the Southwest. Routed near an alleged UFO crash site, "the Alien Run" can be navigated by a novice yet is immensely challenging for experts. The Alien Run is held every year in the spring (May).
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Glade Run Recreation Area
Approximately 42 miles of marked trails for motorized trail bike and mountain bike riders are located in the limited OHV portion of the Glade Run Recreation Area. One of the longest running mountain bike races in the United States, the Road Apple Rally is an annual mountain bike race held the first Saturday in October. It is a regional favorite with pros and amateurs from across the southwest.
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Pinon Mesa Mountain Bike Trail
Approx. 14.5 miles of trail through some scenic badlands, hoodoos, and tent rocks landscape. A local favorite, riding this trail can be very challenging with many sand traps.
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Hiking

Archaeology
Visit ancient puebloan ruins, Navajo pueblitos, and historic homesteads in and around Aztec.
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Aztec Arches
Inventory of over 300 natural arches and windows in the east and north canyonlands around Aztec.
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Historic Tour
Take a tour of Aztec's Historic District, download the Walking Tour Brochure, or view samples of historic literature about Aztec and San Juan County.
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Public Recreation Lands
Local destinations for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public recreation and wilderness areas include:
UFO Crash Site
Visit the 1948 UFO crash site at a mesa near Aztec.
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Wildlife of Northwestern New Mexico
Into nature watching? Bird watching? The wildlife in northwestern New Mexico is quite diverse within the various desert to riverine eco-systems. Various species have been photographed in the surrounding wilderness areas, canyons and river valleys present in San Juan County.
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Aztec Ruins Great Kiva

Aztec Ruins Great Kiva

Cox Canyon Arch

Cox Canyon Arch (aka Anasazi Arch)

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking along Alien Run Trail

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing in the Quality Waters of the San Juan River

Golfing

Golfing at Aztec Municipal Golf Course