North West New Mexico Visitor's Center
Located just south of I-40 at exit 85, the Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center is your public land gateway for the region. Big RVs and oversize vehicles will fit in our large parking lot. A picnic area next to the front entrance is the perfect place to relax and plan your next adventure in El Malpais, on Mount Taylor, or in the wilds of the conservation area. Our Western National Parks Association bookstore has topographic maps, field guides, books, and postcards for your perusal. NPS Visitors enjoy the views from the main lobby of the Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center. Our 60 seat theater is the perfect place to enjoy our collection of over 50 videos, including the award winning "Remembered Earth," a 27-minute documentary that summarizes the high desert legacy of northwest New Mexico. Assistive listening equipment is available upon request. "Discover the Wonders" in our exhibit area; nine suggested tours are detailed in photos, maps, and exhibits. Take the tour cards with you and plan your next vacation.
Group Use and Reservations: The visitor center is available for certain types of group use during normal operating hours. Please call our staff at 505-876-2783 with any requests for group use.
A Public Lands Partnership: The USDA Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are partners with the National Park Service in operating the Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center. Both agencies manage nearby public lands in the region. Use the links below for more information.
Bureau of Land Management USDA Forest Service: NPS visitors enjoy views of the galaxy at the Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center. Tour the galaxy with us! The center regularly hosts astronomy programs after dark. Watch this space for details of our next program.
Open from 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Mountain Daylight Time, seven days a week. The Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center is a multi-agency facility staffed through a cooperative effort by the National Park Service, the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. The center features exhibits on the land and the people of Northwest New Mexico, a Western National Parks Association bookstore, and a theater with over 50 video titles available for viewing. Questions or concerns regarding the facility can be addressed to: Operations Supervisor, Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center, 1900 East Santa Fe Avenue, Grants, NM 87020 or via telephone at (505) 876-2783.