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Angel Peak Recreation Area

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Address: Bloomfield, NM
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The Recreation Area offers easy day hikes.

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I grew up in this little town of Bloomfield New Mexico.

There is too much to see in the northwest corner of New Mexico,four corners monument,ship rock,Aztec ruins, Angle peak,Navajo lake. This area of New Mexico is in the high... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
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Bloomfield
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Bloomfield
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

There is too much to see in the northwest corner of New Mexico,four corners monument,ship rock,Aztec ruins, Angle peak,Navajo lake. This area of New Mexico is in the high plateau,deep canyon valleys and friendly people you will enjoy a vacation to this beautiful part of New Mexico,you will not be disappointed.

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Arizona
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320 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Though the road to here isn't paved, it's well worth the drive. Once off the main (paved) road, the next six miles are on a dirt road that can have some deep ruts but the views are incredible of the badlands. There are several pull offs and a trail that leads to lookouts. Really amazing. My car is as sadan... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Magnificent and surprising views of New Mexico Badlands. Angel Peak pictures require a zoom lens - so I think.

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Kettle Falls, Washington, United States
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

For free its a good spot. Very few level spots for tents. Pretty scenery. But!!!!! Its an active drilling area, so smell of petroleum and sounds of venting and drilling all night long. The oil wells and roads definitely detract from the view.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I almost hate to leave this review! This place really "spoke" to me. I needed some peace and isolation, and this was just about perfect. Very interesting terrain, and the view from our campsite was breathtaking. There were only two other campers the weekend we were there, which was the weekend after Labor Day. No one was using the picnic... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The peak is deteriorating at a rapid pace it used to look like a kneeling angel complete with wings it has lost its wings and shrunk down due to erosion. Still a neat area to adventure around.

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Placitas, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Nice vistas and a easy and quick ride/hike to all of them. You need to be ready for the turn off of US 550 as the signage doesn't give you much advance notification, particularly as the traffic is traveling at 70+ mph.

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Tsaile, AZ
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I stopped here on my way back from Albuquerque and was not disappointed. This is one of the local landmarks in the Farmington area that was on my "to do" list for the last 6 years. I only went as far as the first overlook, but the views of the rock formations in Kutz Canyon were vivid. The colors of... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

Awesome views of the "badlands", great look out sites to sit and gaze upon the canyon and rock formations, take along a picnic lunch and sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Too much to see and take in, it was amazing! Its so hard to drive because you just want to site see so try and keep your eyes on the road but also enjoy the sites they are super!

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