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El Rito, New Mexico
(Rio Arriba County)

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Welcome to El Rito ...

El Rito is located in Rio Arriba County<1>.

El Rito is 6,870 feet [2,094 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of El Rito is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

The ZIP code for El Rito: 87530<3>

Communities Also Named El Rito ...

While we believe that this El Rito is located in Rio Arriba County, we know of another 3 New Mexico communities named El Rito. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cibola, Taos and Valencia County.

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

Communities near El Rito ...

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

  • LaMadera [Rio Arriba County]
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    • LaMadera [Rio Arriba County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of El Rito
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  • Ojo Caliente [Taos County]
  • Abiquiu [Rio Arriba County]
  • Medanales [Rio Arriba County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Vallecitos [Rio Arriba County]
    • Embudo [Rio Arriba County]
    • Petaca [Rio Arriba County]
    • Canjilon [Rio Arriba County]
    • Canones [Rio Arriba County]
    • Estaca [Rio Arriba County]
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      • Estaca [Rio Arriba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of El Rito
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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 El Rito. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for El Rito.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for El Rito ...

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

Adding El Rito to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of El Rito 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 El Rito was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New Mexico

About Rio Arriba County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for El Rito. 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 Rio Arriba, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around El Rito - 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 El Rito). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether El Rito 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- El Rito) 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 El Rito. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from El RitoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in El Rito. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3436, Longitude: -106.1890    
<5>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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