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(Apache County)

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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Horse Mesa, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Horse Mesa and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Horse Mesa:
    • 36.705000, -109.046487
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Horse Mesa
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Apache County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Apache County
    • Since Horse Mesa is near San Juan County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for San Juan County
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Horse Mesa ...

We have found one communities that share the name Horse Mesa.

There is one other community in Arizona which is also named Horse Mesa.

Beyond Arizona.

  • Communities Located In Arizona ...
    • Maricopa County
      • This Horse Mesa is located in Maricopa County and lies 251 miles [403.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Horse Mesa that is located in Apache County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Mesa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maricopa County community of Horse Mesa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Horse Mesa ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cove [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove
    • Cove [Apache County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Horse Mesa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove
  • Little Water [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Water
    • Little Water [San Juan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Horse Mesa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Water have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Water
  • Rattlesnake [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rattlesnake
    • Rattlesnake [San Juan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Horse Mesa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rattlesnake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rattlesnake
  • Red Mesa [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Mesa
    • Red Mesa [Apache County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Horse Mesa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Mesa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Mesa
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Red Rock [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Rock
      • Red Rock [Apache County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Horse Mesa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Rock
    • Red Valley [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Valley
      • Red Valley [Apache County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Horse Mesa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Valley
    • Round Rock [Apache County]
    • Shiprock [San Juan County]
    • Twin Falls [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Falls
      • Twin Falls [Apache County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Horse Mesa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Falls

How Far From Horse Mesa to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Horse Mesa to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Horse Mesa and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Saint Johns, which is the Seat of Apache County and lies 152 miles [244.6 km]<1> to the south. If you could drive a straight line from Horse Mesa to Saint Johns, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 282 miles [453.8 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,744 miles [2,806.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 99 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,167 miles [11,534.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,931 miles [12,763.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,868 miles [9,443.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arizona

About Apache County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Horse Mesa. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Apache County: www.co.apache.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Horse Mesa) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Horse Mesa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7050, Longitude: -109.0465       In this case, the coordinates for Horse Mesa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Horse Mesa to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 329.267 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.966 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.428 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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