Near Springer in Colfax County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
View of the Rockies
Reaching altitudes more than 13,000 feet, well watered, and forested, the Rocky Mountains are host to numerous recreational activities including skiing, fishing, hunting, and camping. To the north can be seen numerous volcanic peaks that lie east of the Rocky Mountains in both Colorado and New Mexico. Elevation here 6,300 feet.
Treeless grasslands of the High Plains cover the eastern one third of New Mexico and stretch eastward into the mid-continent. Surface water from the mountains beyond the underground aquifers permit ranching as the principal economic activity. Carbon Dioxide gas, a geologic resource, has been discovered and developed in the subsurface.
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Location. 36° 18.335′ N, 104° 11.265′ W. Marker is near Springer, New Mexico, in Colfax County. Marker is on U.S. 412 at milepost 23.6, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springer NM 87747, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Point of Rocks / The Dorsey Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 588 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 6. submitted on May 16, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.