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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 Arriola, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Arriola and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Arriola:
    • 37.442492, -108.646207
    • 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 Arriola
  • 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 Montezuma County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Montezuma County
    • Since Arriola is near Dolores County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Dolores 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arriola ...

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.

  • Dolores [Montezuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dolores
    • Dolores [Montezuma County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Arriola
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 964 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dolores
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dolores<2>
  • Dove Creek [Dolores County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dove Creek
    • Dove Creek [Dolores County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Arriola
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 715 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dove Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dove Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dove Creek<2>
  • Echo House [Montezuma County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo House
    • Echo House [Montezuma County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Arriola
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo House have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lewis [Montezuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis
    • Lewis [Montezuma County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Arriola
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewis<2>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Pleasant View [Montezuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Montezuma County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Arriola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant View<2>
    • Roundup Junction [Montezuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundup Junction
      • Roundup Junction [Montezuma County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Arriola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roundup Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundup Junction
    • Stoner [Montezuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoner
      • Stoner [Montezuma County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Arriola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoner
    • Swallows Nest [Montezuma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swallows Nest
      • Swallows Nest [Montezuma County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Arriola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swallows Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Yellow Jacket [Montezuma County]

How Far From Arriola to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cortez, which is the Seat of Montezuma County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Denver, which is the State Capital of Colorado, lies 253 miles [407.2 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Arriola to Denver, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,710 miles [2,752 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 98 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,112 miles [11,445.7 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 7,876 miles [12,675.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,815 miles [9,358.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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About Montezuma County

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

The official website for Montezuma County: www.co.montezuma.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arriola) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arriola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4425, Longitude: -108.6462       In this case, the coordinates for Arriola have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Arriola 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 329.05 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.78 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.166 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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