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

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Spend an hour, spend a day, enjoy the view...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Greg T
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Tsaile, AZ
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Placitas, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 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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1 Thank Kathaleena J
Green River, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Off the beaten path there is a small campground and amazing vistas. Very quite and peaceful. Vault toilets, no water, but there are picnic tables and fire rings.

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Thank Tim W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Don't miss this one. The only way in is a rim road that overlooks the badlands of which Angel's peak. There are some campsites and picnic areas.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Very remote, but worth the 6 mile trip down a dirt road. Managed to get a spot directly looking at the peak. Spots are more designed for trucks/small RVs, not a lot of good places to pitch a tent. Hailed while we were there, but the sunset made up for that. Free, clean and a wonderful adventure.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Angel Peak is definitely worth a stop for three reasons. First, along the hard-packed road of the recreation area are fine views of the finely eroded sandstone-capped mesas with colors reminiscent of The Badlands in South Dakota. Picnic areas are available for use to those day-users. It is feasible to hike into the sandstone mesas. However, if you ever hiked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Lived in four corners area for two years and while could see the Peak from our window never made it out there until today. Probably the most breathtaking views in the area and from what we can see of the log book, vastly under-visited by the locals. While the road is a bit washboard rough for the first 1/2 mile... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Angel Peak is off of US Highway 550 about 15 miles south of Bloomfield. The turnoff is on to County Road 7175. This is a very well-maintained gravel road that will take you to the campground and the end of the road in about 7 miles. There are three picnic areas along the way to the top. The first of... More 

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