Farmington New Mexico Activities

Centrally located in the exciting Four Corners area of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona, Casa Blanca is a perfect base for excursions in any direction. An incredible variety of scenery and culture awaits your visit in this high desert and forested mountain country.

The Four Corners area was the home of the Anasazi, the "ancient ones," who flourished over 1,100 years ago, and then mysteriously disappeared. You can explore the ruins of this once great civilization. Mesa Verde National Park, Chaco Canyon National Historical Park, Canyon de Chelley, and the Aztec Ruins are easy day-trips from Farmington, NM.

While in the Four Corners area, develop your photographic creative vision and technical skills with photographer, Carlan Tapp. Join Carlan on a private one to three day workshop and guided tour to some of Chaco Canyon's less explored areas. To learn more visit

Just south of Farmington is the Bisti Wilderness. The Bisti is most known for its petrified trees and unique rock formations. "Like taking a hike on a different planet." Tip: visit this site during a full moon.

If you like fly fishing, the San Juan River's gold medal waters are just 45 minutes from Farmington. The San Juan River is ranked as one of the country's top year-round fly fishing destinations. The 3 ½ mile stretch below Navajo Dam is loaded with trophy size rainbow trout averaging 16 to 18 inches, and it is not uncommon to find lunkers over 20 inches.

To the north and northeast of Farmington, NM are the LaPlata and San Juan Mountains and Durango, Colorado, home of the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway. The train winds its way through Colorado’s largest, breathtaking wilderness area. Durango Mountain Ski Resort is 45 minutes north of Durango.

Farmington is a community of 40,000 residents with a rich Native American culture and pioneer history. For downtown shopping, Main Street is lined with Trading Posts, boutiques, antique shops and galleries with southwestern and authentic Native American treasures. The shops are just four blocks from the Inn. There are numerous additional Trading Posts between Farmington and Shiprock, including the Shiprock Trading Post.

Our guests have enjoyed and recommended these nearby destinations.

Pinon Hills
In 2002, Pinon Hills was rated by Golf Digest as the #1 municipal golf course in the nation.

The Grand Canyon
A Southwest must see. This site provides details on helicopter and air tours, river rafting tours, guided jeep and van tours, and guided hikes.

San Juan County
Everything you need to know about our corner of the Four Corners.

New Mexico State Wildlife
Great info on our area's hunting and fishing including weekly lake and river reports.

High Desert Angler
One of New Mexico's oldest fly fishing outfitters.

San Juan National Forest
Great information if you're heading just across the border into Colorado for Rocky Mountain recreation.

Canyon de Chelly
Plan your visit to this spectacular National Monument.

Crownpoint Rug Auction
The primary source for Navajo rugs and crafts. Before and during this regular auction, Native American craftspeople offer their beautiful work at excellent prices.

Salmon Ruins
An authentic 11th century Chacoan great house and an original 19th century homestead that includes replicas of a sweat lodge, hogans, tipis, and a pithouse. The museum exhibits artifacts from the decade-long excavations of Salmon Ruins. The research library specializes in the archaeology and history of the American Southwest.