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Eagle Nest, New Mexico
(Colfax County)

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Welcome to Eagle Nest ...

The village of Eagle Nest is located in Colfax County<1>.

The location of Eagle Nest has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Eagle Nest has a population of 254 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Eagle Nest.

Eagle Nest is 8,210 feet [2,502 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Eagle Nest is about 1½ mile [or 2½ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Eagle Nest: (575)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Eagle Nest had an population of 254 people. This is a decrease of 12.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.99% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Eagle Nest had a population of 290 people. This makes Eagle Nest the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Eagle Nest represents 0.01% of the population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 80th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 290 people, the population of Eagle Nest decreased 5.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 306 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Eagle Nest.

Communities Also Named Eagle Nest ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New Mexico communities named Eagle Nest: This one is located in Colfax County and the other is located in McKinley County.

Beyond New Mexico, there are 8 communities that are also named Eagle Nest - they are located in Arizona, Idaho, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Dakota and Texas.

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

Communities near Eagle Nest ...

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

  • Angel Fire [Colfax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angel Fire
    • Angel Fire [Colfax County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Eagle Nest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,070 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angel Fire
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angel Fire<6>
  • Cimarron [Colfax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cimarron
    • Cimarron [Colfax County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Eagle Nest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 884 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cimarron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cimarron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cimarron<6>
  • Red River [Taos County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red River
    • Red River [Taos County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Eagle Nest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 459 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red River<6>
  • Taos Ski Valley [Taos County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taos Ski Valley
    • Taos Ski Valley [Taos County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Eagle Nest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taos Ski Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taos Ski Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taos Ski Valley<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ute Park [Colfax County]
    • Valle Escondido [Taos County]
    • Taos Pueblo [Taos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taos Pueblo
      • Taos Pueblo [Taos County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Eagle Nest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taos Pueblo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taos Pueblo
    • Shady Brook [Taos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Brook
      • Shady Brook [Taos County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Eagle Nest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Brook
    • Arroyo Seco [Taos County]
    • Kiowa Village [Taos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiowa Village
      • Kiowa Village [Taos County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Eagle Nest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kiowa Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kiowa Village

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Eagle Nest ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Colfax, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Eagle Nest.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Eagle Nest - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Eagle Nest) 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 Eagle Nest. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Eagle NestOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eagle Nest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5495, Longitude: -105.2592       In this case, the coordinates for Eagle Nest have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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