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Discover Farmington

Find out why it’s a great place to live, work, and play!

Nestled in the Four Corners region, Farmington, New Mexico offers vast recreational opportunities, rich cultural experiences, and numerous community events and activities for people of all ages.


Farmington is surrounded by mesas at the junction of the Animas, San Juan, and LaPlata rivers. This high desert city has an ideal four-season climate with an average of 279 sunny days per year, so you can enjoy Farmington’s beautiful outdoors year-round. A short drive north takes you to Colorado, where you can partake in your favorite winter sports.

Located in San Juan County, Farmington has a population of about 46,000 but has facilities to serve visitors from around the region. Because of this, Farmington provides residents with the best of both worlds when it comes to wanting a small-town feel with big-city amenities. The city serves as the shopping and entertainment hub for neighboring communities, including the Navajo Nation.   

Male riding his mountain bike at the San Juan College Bike Park.

Outdoor Recreation

Farmington is the ultimate destination for outdoor enthusiasts and families. With trails by the Animas and San Juan rivers, water activities, the Pinon Hills Golf Course, and the expansive Glade Run, it's a haven of nature, sports, and adventure. Dive into Farmington's vibrant outdoor scene!

Explore Farmington's Outdoor Adventures

The Farmington area has numerous trails for hiking, mountain biking, off-roading, and horseback riding. One of Farmington’s community gems is the beautiful 8+ mile trail system along the Animas and San Juan rivers. The trail winds through Berg Park and Animas Park, where annual community events, such as River Fest, River Glow, and National Night Out, take place. The trails are also host to many runs/walks for local nonprofit organizations. The All Veterans Memorial and Riverside Nature Center are popular attractions along the trails. If you enjoy walking with a furry friend, you can stop by the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter at the east end of Animas Park and volunteer to walk a dog.

Farmington area lakes and rivers offer ample opportunities for fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, and rafting. Lake Farmington has become a treasured spot for locals to enjoy non-motorized watercraft, camping, swimming, and lounging in the sun. For anyone desiring faster watersports, Navajo Lake Marina is less than an hour away. Before you hit the marina, stop at Quality Waters to enjoy some world-class trout fishing.

Farmington’s brand-new pickleball court at Brookside Park will have you loving the fastest-growing sport in America. Our pickleball community welcomes newcomers with open arms. The Health and Human Performance Center at San Juan College hosts tournaments and offers pickleball lessons so you learn the fundamentals of the game before hitting the courts.

If you like a more leisurely activity, you can try the wildly popular sport of disc golf. There are several courses dispersed throughout city parks and one right here on the San Juan College campus. There are even tournaments hosted by local groups for your more competitive side. Disc golf is a sport you can enjoy with a group or on your own, and it’s a wonderful activity for families.

Golf enthusiasts love it here! We have three municipal golf courses in the area and one private course. Farmington is home to the newly remodeled Pinon Hills Golf Course, located next to San Juan College. Pinon Hills is a legend in the desert golf landscape and has been rated a Top Municipal Golf Course in the United States numerous times. If you’ve always wanted to try the sport, Civitan Golf Course is a par three course that’s perfect for beginners. They also have footgolf that’s loads of fun for group outings and families

Feel free to roam, explore, and play in the 19,000 acres of sandy arroyos, sandstone, and rolling terrain that make up the open public lands of the Glade Run. This BLM recreation area located at the edge of Farmington is a playground for outdoor adventure seekers of all kinds. The Glade is also home to the Brown Springs Camp Grounds and is host to the W.E. Rock Grand Nationals.

Two people inside of downtown Farmington arts center.

Arts & Culture District

Farmington's revitalized downtown is the hub for arts & culture, hosting events like the Four Corners Film Festival and Downtown Art Walks. Enjoy concerts at the Civic Center plaza, explore unique sculptures, eateries, and shops. Experience the historic Totah Theater and the Museum of Navajo Art. Join our vibrant community!

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Signature Events and Attractions

Farmington boasts signature events like the 30+ year Riverfest, baseball's Connie Mack World Series, and the art-centric Totah Festival. Cyclists compete in the Road Apple Rally, while October ushers in the Southwest Apple and Chile Fest. December is illuminated by San Juan College Luminarias, and newcomers connect at Focus on Farmington Coffees. A true hub of attractions!

family splash around in the wading pools and waterfalls at Bisti Bay Waterpark in Farmington.

Relocate to Farmington

Farmington combines small-town warmth with big-city amenities, serving as a regional entertainment hub. With year-round outdoor adventures, premier healthcare, a vibrant arts scene, and top-notch education, it's an ideal place to call home. Join us for an unmatched living experience!

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