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High Rolls, New Mexico

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Welcome to High Rolls ...

High Rolls is located in Otero County<1>.

High Rolls is 6,560 feet [1,999 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of High Rolls is 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for High Rolls: (575)

The ZIP code for High Rolls: 88325<3>

Communities near High Rolls ...

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

  • Alamogordo [Otero County]
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    • Alamogordo [Otero County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of High Rolls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,126 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alamogordo have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamogordo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamogordo<6>
  • Tularosa [Otero County]
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    • Tularosa [Otero County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of High Rolls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,040 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tularosa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tularosa<6>
  • Cloudcroft [Otero County]
  • La Luz [Otero County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sunspot [Otero County]
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      • Sunspot [Otero County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of High Rolls
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    • Boles Acres [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boles Acres
      • Boles Acres [Otero County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of High Rolls
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    • Bent [Otero County]
    • Mescalero [Otero County]
    • Hortonville [Otero County]
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      • Hortonville [Otero County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of High Rolls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hortonville
    • Sacramento [Otero 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 High Rolls. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for High Rolls.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for High Rolls ...

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

Adding High Rolls to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of High Rolls 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 High Rolls was on a map titled Map of New Mexico (from Rand McNally, 1951).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New Mexico

About Otero County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for High Rolls. 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 Otero, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around High Rolls - 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 High Rolls). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether High Rolls 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- High Rolls) 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 High Rolls. 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 High RollsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in High Rolls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9510, Longitude: -105.8359    
<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.
<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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