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Canoncito, New Mexico
(Bernalillo 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 Canoncito, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Canoncito 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 Canoncito:
    • 35.135879, -106.371843
    • 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 Canoncito
  • 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 Canoncito ...

We have found five communities that share the name Canoncito.

There are five communities within New Mexico that are also named Canoncito.

Beyond New Mexico.

  • Communities Located In New Mexico ...
    • Mora County
      • This Canoncito is located in Mora County and lies 83 miles [133.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Canoncito that is located in Bernalillo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canoncito
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mora County community of Canoncito.
    • Rio Arriba County
      • This Canoncito is located in Rio Arriba County and lies 78 miles [125.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Canoncito that is located in Bernalillo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canoncito
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rio Arriba County community of Canoncito.
    • San Miguel County
      • This Canoncito is located in San Miguel County and lies 74 miles [119.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Canoncito that is located in Bernalillo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canoncito
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Miguel County community of Canoncito.
    • Santa Fe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Canoncito [Santa Fe County].
    • Taos County
      • This Canoncito is located in Taos County and lies 105 miles [169 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Canoncito that is located in Bernalillo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canoncito
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taos County community of Canoncito.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Canoncito ...

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.

  • Cedar Crest [Bernalillo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Crest
    • Cedar Crest [Bernalillo County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Canoncito
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Crest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Crest<4>
  • Cedar Grove [Santa Fe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Santa Fe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Canoncito
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Desert Mountain [Sandoval County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Desert Mountain
    • Desert Mountain [Sandoval County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Canoncito
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Desert Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Desert Mountain
  • Forest Park [Bernalillo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
    • Forest Park [Bernalillo County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Canoncito
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Park
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Frost [Bernalillo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frost
      • Frost [Bernalillo County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Canoncito
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frost have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Golden [Santa Fe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
      • Golden [Santa Fe County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Canoncito
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lacy Place [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacy Place
      • Lacy Place [Santa Fe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Canoncito
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacy Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacy Place
    • Martinez [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinez
      • Martinez [Torrance County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Canoncito
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinez have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinez
    • Montezuma [Sandoval County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montezuma
      • Montezuma [Sandoval County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Canoncito
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montezuma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pine Springs [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Springs
      • Pine Springs [Torrance County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Canoncito
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Springs
    • Ponderosa [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponderosa
      • Ponderosa [Bernalillo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Canoncito
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponderosa
    • Sundance Mesa [Sandoval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sundance Mesa
      • Sundance Mesa [Sandoval County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Canoncito
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sundance Mesa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sundance Mesa

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Canoncito. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Randy Castillo     (Musician)
    • Alexander Chavez     (Professional boxer)
    • Anthony Grove 'Tony' Hillerman     (Author)
    • Al Hurricane     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Born: Alberto Nelson Sanchez
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Dixon (NM) on July 10, 1936 (a Friday) and died in Albuquerque (NM) on October 22, 2017 (a Sunday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Bernalillo County, New Mexico).
      • Albuquerque is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Canoncito.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Hurricane<5>
    • Lewis Meltzer     (Screenwriter)
    • George Joseph 'Slim' Summerville     (Actor)
    • Al Unser, Sr.     (Professional race car driver)
      • Professional race car driver. He was born in Albuquerque (NM) on May 29, 1939 (a Monday) and died in Chama (NM) on December 9, 2021 (a Thursday) at the age of 82. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Bernalillo County, New Mexico).
      • Albuquerque is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Canoncito.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Unser, Sr.<5>
    • Bobby Unser     (Professional race car driver)

How Far From Canoncito 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 Canoncito to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Albuquerque, which is the Seat of Bernalillo County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Canoncito to Albuquerque, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Santa Fe, which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,630 miles [2,623.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 93 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,180 miles [11,555.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,939 miles [12,776.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,854 miles [9,421.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New Mexico

About Bernalillo County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bernalillo County: www.bernco.gov/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Canoncito) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Canoncito. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CanoncitoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canoncito. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1359, Longitude: -106.3718    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Canoncito could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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.
<7>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 Canoncito to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 327.037 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.155 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.097 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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