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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 Valle Escondido, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Valle Escondido 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 Valle Escondido:
    • 36.367231, -105.381462
    • 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 Valle Escondido
  • 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

Communities Also Named Valle Escondido ...

We have found one communities that share the name Valle Escondido.

Within New Mexico, the name Valle Escondido is unique.

Beyond New Mexico, there is another community also named Valle Escondido in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Texas
      • Cameron County
      • This Valle Escondido is located in Cameron County and lies 864 miles [1,390.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Valle Escondido that is located in Taos County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valle Escondido
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cameron County community of Valle Escondido.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Valle Escondido ...

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.

  • Angel Fire [Colfax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angel Fire
    • Angel Fire [Colfax County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Valle Escondido
    • 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<2>
  • Eagle Nest [Colfax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Nest
    • Eagle Nest [Colfax County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Valle Escondido
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 251 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Nest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Nest<2>
  • Idlewild [Colfax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idlewild
    • Idlewild [Colfax County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Valle Escondido
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idlewild
  • Lakeview Pines [Colfax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Pines
    • Lakeview Pines [Colfax County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Valle Escondido
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Pines
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Pot Creek [Taos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pot Creek
      • Pot Creek [Taos County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Valle Escondido
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pot Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pot Creek
    • Shady Brook [Taos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Brook
      • Shady Brook [Taos County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Valle Escondido
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Brook
    • Twining [Taos County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twining
      • Twining [Taos County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Valle Escondido
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twining have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Virginia City [Colfax County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia City
      • Virginia City [Colfax County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Valle Escondido
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Valle Escondido. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Ernest Martin Hennings     (Artist)
    • Dean Stockwell     (Actor)
      • Full name: Robert Dean Stockwell
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (CA) on March 5, 1936 (a Thursday) and died in Ranchos de Taos (NM) on November 7, 2021 (a Sunday) at the age of 85. The body was cremated.
      • Ranchos de Taos is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Valle Escondido.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dean Stockwell<4>

How Far From Valle Escondido to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Taos, which is the Seat of Taos County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Valle Escondido to Taos, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Santa Fe, which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,553 miles [2,499.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 61 days and walking would take 89 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,079 miles [11,392.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,838 miles [12,614 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,753 miles [9,258.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within New Mexico

About Taos County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Valle Escondido. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Valle Escondido) 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 Valle Escondido. 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 Valle EscondidoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valle Escondido. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3672, Longitude: -105.3815    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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.
<6>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 Valle Escondido to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 326.459 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.599 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.497 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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