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Mescalero, New Mexico
(Otero County)

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Welcome to Mescalero ...

Mescalero is located in Otero County<1>.

Mescalero is 6,610 feet [2,015 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Mescalero is 1¼ mile [or 2 km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Mescalero: (575)

The ZIP code for Mescalero: 88340<3>

Communities Also Named Mescalero ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New Mexico communities named Mescalero: This one is located in Otero County and the other is located in Dona Ana County.

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

Communities near Mescalero ...

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

  • Ruidoso [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruidoso
    • Ruidoso [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Mescalero
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,061 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruidoso
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruidoso<5>
  • Tularosa [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tularosa
    • Tularosa [Otero County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Mescalero
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,040 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tularosa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tularosa<5>
  • Ruidoso Downs [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruidoso Downs
    • Ruidoso Downs [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Mescalero
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,631 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruidoso Downs have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruidoso Downs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruidoso Downs<5>
  • Cloudcroft [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloudcroft
    • Cloudcroft [Otero County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Mescalero
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 704 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloudcroft
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloudcroft<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bent [Otero County]
    • Carrizo [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrizo
      • Carrizo [Otero County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Mescalero
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrizo
    • High Rolls [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Rolls
      • High Rolls [Otero County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Mescalero
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Rolls
    • Hollywood [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Mescalero
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
    • Mountain Park [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Park
      • Mountain Park [Otero County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Mescalero
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park
    • Alpine Cellars Village [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine Cellars Village
      • Alpine Cellars Village [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Mescalero
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine Cellars Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine Cellars 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 Mescalero. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mescalero.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mescalero ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Otero County: www.co.otero.nm.us/

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 Otero, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mescalero - 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 Mescalero). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mescalero 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mescalero) 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 Mescalero. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MescaleroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mescalero. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1572, Longitude: -105.7764    
<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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