Near Magdalena in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Paraje De Fra Cristobal
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
Location. 33° 37.351′ N, 107° 8.325′ W. Marker is near Magdalena, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker can be reached from CanAm Highway (Interstate 25 at milepost 113) south of State Road 107, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is southbound rest area on Interstate 25 at Mile 113. Marker is in this post office area: Magdalena NM 87825, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Craig Rest Area (here, next to this marker); Espejo's Expedition (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Paraje De Fra Cristobal Women of the Camino Real (about 600 feet away); Fort Craig (about 600 feet away); Vásquez de Coronado’s Route (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Craig (approx. 7.2 miles away).
Also see . . . New Mexico Geological Society: Geology of the Fra Cristobal, South-Central New Mexico. By Eric P. Nelson (Submitted on August 24, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Categories. • Natural Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 3. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.