Nestled in the picturesque San Juan River valley, within sight of Colorado’s rugged San Juan Mountains and desert highlands of Arizona and Utah, Farmington, New Mexico (pop. 45,000) is the largest city in the Four Corners area. The Four Corners is the point where the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet. This intersection provides the only spot in the nation where you can stand in four states at one time.
Settled by pioneers at the confluence of the Animas, La Plata and San Juan Rivers, Farmington blossomed into a flourishing farm and ranch economy and incorporated in 1901. The extractive industries (oil, gas and mining) are the largest employers in the area. Farmington also serves as the regional retail hub. This area is the traditional homeland of a number of Native American Tribes, including the Navajo Nation, Jicarilla Apache, Ute Mountain Ute, Southern Ute and Hopi. The Navajo Reservation borders Farmington at its west and southwest limits, and contributes culturally and economically to the community. Our Native American artists are showcased in the annual Totah Festival held on Labor Day Weekend.
Farmington offers a wonderful array of southwestern arts and entertainment, from historic trading posts to theater under the stars. Farmington has been the home of the Connie Mack World Series (for baseball players 16-18) since 1965. The city also boasts of having one of the top rated public golf courses in the country—Piñon Hills, once rated the number one municipal course in the nation by Golf Digest. With world-class fly fishing, fantastic mountain biking, amazing ancient Indian Ruins and beautiful Navajo Lake State Park there is something for everyone to enjoy.
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