Attractions

Local Attractions
List of the major attractions in Aztec.
  • ➠ Aztec Attractions

  • Four Corners Attractions
    List of various attractions around the Four Corners.
  • ➠ Four Corners Attractions

  • Trip Planning
    Plan your trip in Aztec.
  • ➠ Trip Planner
  • 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.
  • ➠ Fishing Waters in the Four Corners

  • 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.
  • ➠ Photos, Maps, More Info

  • 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.
  • ➠ Photos, Maps, More Info
  • ➠ Fishing Brochure (PDF 174 KB)
  • 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).
  • ➠ Photos, Maps, More Info

  • Aztec Mountain View Trail
    A local favorite, Mountain View trail is a great high-desert trail with scenic views to the north of the San Juan Mountains.
  • ➠ Maps, More Info

  • 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.
  • ➠ Trails, Maps, More Info

  • 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.
  • ➠ Trails, Maps, More Info
  • Hiking

    Archaeology
    Visit ancient puebloan ruins, Navajo pueblitos, and historic homesteads in and around Aztec.
  • ➠ Photos, Maps, More Info

  • Arches
    Inventory of over 400 natural arches and windows in San Juan and Rio Arriba counties.
  • ➠ Photos, Maps, More Info

  • 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.
  • ➠ Maps, More Info

  • Public Recreation Lands
    Local destinations for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public recreation and wilderness areas include:
  • ➠ Ah-shi-sle-pah Wilderness
  • ➠ Alien Run Mountain Bike Trail
  • ➠ Angel Peak Recreation Area
  • ➠ Bisti\De-Na-Zin Wilderness
  • ➠ Lybrook Badlands
  • ➠ BLM Recreation & Wilderness

  • UFO Crash Site
    Visit the 1948 UFO crash site at a mesa near Aztec.
  • ➠ Photos, Maps, More Info

  • 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.
  • ➠ Photos, More Info
  • 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.
  • ➠ 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

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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