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Welcome to Alta Vista ...

Alta Vista is located in San Miguel County<1>.

The location of Alta Vista has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Alta Vista is 6,550 feet [1,996 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Alta Vista is 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Alta Vista lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Alta Vista ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Alta Vista - they are located in Alabama (2), California (3), Colorado (2), Florida (2), Georgia (2), Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Ontario, Saskatchewan, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Utah (2) and Washington (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alta Vista.

Communities near Alta Vista ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alta Vista.

  • Trementina [San Miguel County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trementina
    • Trementina [San Miguel County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Alta Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trementina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Valmora [Mora County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valmora
    • Valmora [Mora County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the northwest of Alta Vista
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valmora
  • Watrous [Mora County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watrous
    • Watrous [Mora County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Alta Vista
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watrous
  • Los Alamos [San Miguel County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Alamos
    • Los Alamos [San Miguel County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the northwest of Alta Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Los Alamos have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Alamos
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Apache Springs [San Miguel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apache Springs
      • Apache Springs [San Miguel County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Alta Vista
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apache Springs
    • Las Vegas [San Miguel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Las Vegas
      • Las Vegas [San Miguel County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the west of Alta Vista
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,826 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Las Vegas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Las Vegas<5>
    • Armenta Plaza [Harding County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armenta Plaza
      • Armenta Plaza [Harding County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Alta Vista
    • Colonias [Guadalupe County]
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      • Colonias [Guadalupe County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<4> to the south of Alta Vista
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonias
    • Dilia [Guadalupe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dilia
      • Dilia [Guadalupe County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Alta Vista
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dilia
    • Las Vegas Town [San Miguel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Las Vegas Town
      • Las Vegas Town [San Miguel County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<4> to the west of Alta Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Las Vegas Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Las Vegas Town

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alta Vista. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alta Vista.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alta Vista. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alta Vista.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alta Vista. See our Newspapers Page for Alta Vista.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alta Vista ...

Looking for more information about Alta Vista? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alta Vista, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alta Vista.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New Mexico

About San Miguel County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including San Miguel, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alta Vista - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alta Vista) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alta Vista. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5350, Longitude: -104.7436       In this case, the coordinates for Alta Vista have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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