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Bloomfield, New Mexico

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Bloomfield.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Bloomfield ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Farmington. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the west of Bloomfield. Farmington has a population of 45,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Durango (CO). It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the north of Bloomfield and has a population of 18,500 people.

For comparison, Bloomfield has a population of 8,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2017
Bayfield (CO)   [Map]   2,687   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Ignacio (CO)   [Map]   730   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mancos (CO)   [Map]   1,415   N   46 miles [74 km]
Aztec   [Map]   6,566   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kirtland   [Map]   ---   W   21 miles [33.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Allison (CO)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Arboles (CO)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gem Village (CO)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marvel (CO)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Blanco   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Flora Vista   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fruitland   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Huerfano   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
La Plata   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Nageezi   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Navajo City   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Navajo Dam   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Nenahnezad   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ojo Amarillo   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Upper Fruitland   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]

For more communities neighboring Bloomfield, please visit our County-by-County Page for Bloomfield.

San Juan County ...

Bloomfield is located in San Juan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of San Juan County: Apache (AZ), Archuleta (CO), La Plata (CO), Montezuma (CO), McKinley, Rio Arriba, Sandoval & San Juan (UT).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bloomfield ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Bloomfield.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bloomfield ...

Looking for more information about Bloomfield? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bloomfield, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Bloomfield.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Bloomfield.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Bloomfield. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bloomfield. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of New Mexico

    New Mexico Tourism
    Parks for New Mexico

    Fishing in New Mexico
    Hunting in New Mexico

TripAdvisor Link for:

    New Mexico Statewide Tourism
    Bloomfield Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Bloomfield

National Park Service (NPS) sites in New Mexico

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in New Mexico

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in New Mexico

Airports Near Bloomfield ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Bloomfield.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Aztec Muni.   [Map]   N19   NNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Four Corners Rgnl. (FMN/KFMN)   [Map]   FMN   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Navajo Lake Airport   [Map]   1V0   ENE   18 miles [29 km]
Durango - La Plata Co. Airport (DRO/KDRO)   [Map]   DRO   NNE   31 miles [49.9 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Bloomfield.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bloomfield. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Albuquerque Intl. (ABQ/KABQ)   [Map]   ABQ   SSE   139 miles [223.7 km]
City of Colorado Springs Muni. (COS/KCOS)   [Map]   COS   NE   229 miles [368.5 km]
Denver Intl. (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]   DEN   NE   280 miles [450.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Four Corners Rgnl. (FMN/KFMN)   [Map]   FMN   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Durango - La Plata Co. Airport (DRO/KDRO)   [Map]   DRO   NNE   31 miles [49.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Aztec Muni.   [Map]   N19   NNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Navajo Lake Airport   [Map]   1V0   ENE   18 miles [29 km]
Animas Air Park   [Map]   00C   N   33 miles [53.1 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Albuquerque Intl.   (ABQ/KABQ)   [Map]
        Website for Albuquerque International - Sunport Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
City of Colorado Springs Muni.   (COS/KCOS)   [Map]
        Website for City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Cortez Muni.   (CEZ/KCEZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Denver Intl.   (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]
        Website for Denver International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Four Corners Rgnl.   (FMN/KFMN)   [Map]
        Website for Four Corners Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Durango - La Plata Co. Airport   (DRO/KDRO)   [Map]
        Website for Durango - La Plata County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Telluride Rgnl.   (TEX/KTEX)   [Map]
        Website for Telluride Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Gallup Muni.   (GUP/KGUP)   [Map]
        Website for Gallup Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New Mexico

About San Juan County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for San Juan County:

The official website for State of New Mexico:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bloomfield.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Bloomfield. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bloomfield) 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 Bloomfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bloomfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloomfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7261, Longitude: -107.9791     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bloomfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Bloomfield), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bloomfield.


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