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Welcome to Alto ...

Alto is located in southeast New Mexico.

Alto is located in Lincoln County.

Alto is 7,310 feet [2,228 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the elevation of Alto is about 1½ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Alto: (575)

The ZIP code for Alto: 88312<2>

Communities near Alto ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Alto and not the distance if you are going to drive.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Population
DirDistance
Bent   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bonito   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Capitan   [Map]   1,413   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Carrizo   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Carrizozo   [Map]   936   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alto.

Communities Also Named Alto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Alto - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Dakota (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alto. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alto. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alto.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alto:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alto ...

Looking for more information about Alto? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alto, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alto.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New Mexico

About Lincoln County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Alto). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alto or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alto) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alto. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alto

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4019, Longitude: -105.6593     [Map].

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alto.

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