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Welcome to Idlewild ...

Idlewild is located in Colfax County<1>.

Idlewild is 8,610 feet [2,624 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Idlewild is about 1¾ mile [or ~2½ km] above sea level.

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

Idlewild is located in the (575) area code.

Communities Also Named Idlewild ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 31 communities that are also named Idlewild - they are located in California (3), Colorado, Illinois (3), Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), Nevada, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee (3), Texas (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Idlewild ...

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

  • Taos [Taos County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taos
    • Taos [Taos County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Idlewild
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,872 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taos
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taos<4>
  • Questa [Taos County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Questa
    • Questa [Taos County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northwest of Idlewild
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,741 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Questa have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Questa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Questa<4>
  • Angel Fire [Colfax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angel Fire
    • Angel Fire [Colfax County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Idlewild
    • 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<4>
  • Red River [Taos County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red River
    • Red River [Taos County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Idlewild
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 459 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red River<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Taos Ski Valley [Taos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taos Ski Valley
      • Taos Ski Valley [Taos County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Idlewild
      • 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.<5> 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<4>
    • Virginia City [Colfax County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia City
      • Virginia City [Colfax County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Idlewild
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ute Park [Colfax County]
    • Taos Pueblo [Taos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taos Pueblo
      • Taos Pueblo [Taos County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Idlewild
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taos Pueblo have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taos Pueblo
    • Valle Escondido [Taos County]
    • Arroyo Seco [Taos 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 Idlewild. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Idlewild.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Idlewild ...

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Idlewild. 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Idlewild - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Idlewild) 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 Idlewild. 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 IdlewildOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Idlewild. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5496, Longitude: -105.3049    
<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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