San Juan County is located in the northwest corner of New Mexico, bordering Arizona, Colorado, and Utah. San Juan County is comprised of 5500 square miles located in the beautiful "Four Corners" area in the U.S.; the population in 2010 was estimated at 130,044.
The vast Navajo Nation Reservation lies adjacent to the county, as does the Jicarilla Indian Reservation. The locale is recognized worldwide for premier big game hunting and for abundant fishing, particularly in the quality waters of the three rivers (Animas, La Plata, & San Juan River), which flow through the area. Numerous outdoor activities, including camping, boating, swimming, water skiing, wind surfing, golf, live horse racing, and hiking may be enjoyed year round.
Spectacular skiing is available at Durango Mountain Resort and Wolf Creek Ski Resort in the scenic mountains of Colorado, each within a couple of hours drive. If golf is your game, Riverview golf course located off US Hwy 64, 7 miles west of La Plata Highway. This course is open year round and is a challenging high desert layout, it certainly is San Juan County’s Finest!
In addition to these activities San Juan County has many other points of interest such as Indian ruins, including Chaco Canyon National Park, the Aztec Ruins, Salmon Ruins, and Mesa Verde National. Farmington, the largest city in the County, provides a shopping hub for the area which covers a 150 mile radius and includes the smaller towns of Aztec, Bloomfield, and Shiprock, New Mexico, as well as several towns in Colorado including Durango and Cortez.