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Around Sunspot ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Alamogordo. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the northwest of Sunspot. Alamogordo has a population of 32,100 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Ruidoso. It is located about 40 miles [ km] to the north of Sunspot and has a population of 8,100 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Sunspot.<2>

  • Alamogordo [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamogordo
    • Alamogordo [Otero County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Sunspot
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,126 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alamogordo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamogordo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamogordo<4>
  • Bent [Otero County]
  • Boles Acres [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boles Acres
    • Boles Acres [Otero County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Sunspot
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boles Acres
  • Cloudcroft [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloudcroft
    • Cloudcroft [Otero County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Sunspot
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 704 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloudcroft
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloudcroft<4>
  • High Rolls [Otero County]
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    • High Rolls [Otero County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Sunspot
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Rolls
  • Hortonville [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hortonville
    • Hortonville [Otero County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northeast of Sunspot
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hortonville
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    • La Luz [Otero County]
    • Mayhill [Otero County]
    • Mescalero [Otero County]
    • Mountain Park [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Park
      • Mountain Park [Otero County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Sunspot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park
    • Pinon [Otero County]
    • Sacramento [Otero County]
    • Timberon [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberon
      • Timberon [Otero County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Sunspot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timberon<4>
    • Tularosa [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tularosa
      • Tularosa [Otero County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Sunspot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,040 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tularosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tularosa<4>
    • Weed [Otero County]

For more communities neighboring Sunspot, please visit our County-by-County Page for Sunspot.

Otero County ...

Sunspot is located in Otero County<5>.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Otero County: Chaves, Dona Ana, Eddy, Lincoln, Sierra, Culberson (TX) & Hudspeth (TX).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunspot ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sunspot.

Airports Near Sunspot ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Sunspot and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Sunspot.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New Mexico

About Otero County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sunspot. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sunspot.
<2>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- Sunspot) 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 Sunspot. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SunspotOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunspot. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7901, Longitude: -105.8174    
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Sunspot), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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