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Colonias, New Mexico

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Welcome to Colonias ...

Colonias is located in Guadalupe County<1>.

Colonias is 4,870 feet [1,484 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Colonias is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Colonias: (575)

Communities near Colonias ...

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

  • Santa Rosa [Guadalupe County]
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    • Santa Rosa [Guadalupe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Colonias
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,625 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Rosa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Rosa<4>
  • Dilia [Guadalupe County]
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    • Dilia [Guadalupe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Colonias
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  • Anton Chico [Guadalupe County]
  • Upper Anton Chico [Guadalupe County]
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    • Upper Anton Chico [Guadalupe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the west of Colonias
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pastura [Guadalupe County]
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      • Pastura [Guadalupe County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the south of Colonias
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    • Dahlia [Guadalupe County]
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      • Dahlia [Guadalupe County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the west of Colonias
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dahlia have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dahlia
    • Cuervo [Guadalupe County]
    • Apache Springs [San Miguel County]
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      • Apache Springs [San Miguel County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the northwest of Colonias
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    • El Cerrito [San Miguel County]
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      • El Cerrito [San Miguel County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Colonias
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    • Villanueva [San Miguel County]

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 Colonias. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Colonias.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Colonias. 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 Colonias.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Colonias ...

Looking for more information about Colonias? 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 Colonias, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Colonias.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Guadalupe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Colonias - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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- Colonias) 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 Colonias. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ColoniasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colonias. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1100, Longitude: -104.8478    
<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 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.






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