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Coyote, New Mexico
(Rio Arriba County)

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Welcome to Coyote ...

Coyote is located in Rio Arriba County<1>.

Coyote is 6,730 feet [2,051 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Coyote is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

The ZIP code for Coyote: 87012<3>

Communities Also Named Coyote ...

While we believe that this Coyote is located in Rio Arriba County, we know of another 2 New Mexico communities named Coyote. Those communities are located in the following counties: Lincoln and Sandoval County.

Beyond New Mexico, there are 9 communities that are also named Coyote - they are located in California, Kansas (4), Nevada and Oregon.

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

Communities near Coyote ...

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

  • Canones [Rio Arriba County]
  • Gallina [Rio Arriba County]
  • Abiquiu [Rio Arriba County]
  • Seven Springs [Sandoval County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Springs
    • Seven Springs [Sandoval County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Coyote
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Llaves [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Llaves
      • Llaves [Rio Arriba County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Coyote
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    • Regina [Sandoval County]
    • Copper City [Sandoval County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper City
      • Copper City [Sandoval County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the southwest of Coyote
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copper City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • La Jara [Sandoval County]
    • Cuba [Sandoval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
      • Cuba [Sandoval County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the southwest of Coyote
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 756 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cuba<5>
    • Canjilon [Rio Arriba 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 Coyote. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Coyote.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Coyote ...

Looking for more information about Coyote? 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 Coyote, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Coyote.

Adding Coyote to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Coyote in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Coyote was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Coyote on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Rio Arriba, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Coyote - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 Coyote). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Coyote or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Coyote) 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 Coyote. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CoyoteOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coyote. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1658, Longitude: -106.6161    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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