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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in San Fidel, we use the following websites to find information relevant to San Fidel and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for San Fidel:
    • 35.082393, -107.598136
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on San Fidel
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near San Fidel ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Alaska [Cibola County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alaska
    • Alaska [Cibola County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of San Fidel
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alaska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alaska
  • Bluewater [Cibola County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluewater
    • Bluewater [Cibola County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of San Fidel
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluewater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Budville [Cibola County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Budville
    • Budville [Cibola County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of San Fidel
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Budville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Budville
  • Casa Blanca [Cibola County]
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    • Crane Place [Cibola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crane Place
      • Crane Place [Cibola County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of San Fidel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crane Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crane Place
    • Grants [Cibola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grants
      • Grants [Cibola County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of San Fidel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,835 people
      • Former name for Grants:
      • Grants Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grants
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grants<3>
    • Harrisburg [Cibola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
      • Harrisburg [Cibola County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of San Fidel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
    • Orchard Place [Cibola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Place
      • Orchard Place [Cibola County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of San Fidel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Place

How Far From San Fidel to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as San Fidel to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in San Fidel and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Grants, which is the Seat of Cibola County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from San Fidel to Grants, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Santa Fe, which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 101 miles [162.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,697 miles [2,731.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 97 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,221 miles [11,621.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,981 miles [12,844.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,902 miles [9,498.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within New Mexico

About Cibola County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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- San Fidel) 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 San Fidel. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from San FidelOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in San Fidel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0824, Longitude: -107.5981    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from San Fidel to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 327.951 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 326.237 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.741 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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