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Torreon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 297 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area. Torreon is a small community that is home to many Navajo families. Torreon is split by two county lines; the Sandoval and McKinley county lines. The highway coming from Cuba, NM is Highway 197 and passes through Torreon. This same road becomes Navajo 9 after crossing the county line. To the north of Torreon lies Ojo Encino, NM; to the south lies Ricon Marcus, NM; and to the east lies Cuba, NM; and to the west lies Pueblo Pintado, NM. Torreon has only one store, and sells basic food items, gasoline, and diesel. No other establishment exists in Torreon, except the Chapter House, Torreon Day School, and Torreon Navajo Mission. Past times for the community include softball, horse races, mud bogs, and bingo. Navajo ceremonies also play a role in the community and practiced during the changing of the seasons.

Places to Visit near Torreon

Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier National Monument is a 33,677-acre United States National Monument in New Mexico preserving the homes and territory of the Ancestral Pueblo People. Most of the pueblo structures date to two eras, in total from 1150 to 1600 CE. Bandelier was designated by President Woodrow Wilson as a National Monument on February 11, 1916, and named for Adolph Bandelier, a Swiss anthropologist who researched the cultures of the area and supported preservation of the sites. The National Park Service co-operates with surrounding pueblos, other federal agencies, and state agencies to manage the park. The monument received 193,914 visitors in 2011. Human presence in the area has been dated to over 10,000 years before present. Permanent settlements by ancestors of the Puebloan peoples have been dated to 1150 CE; these settlers had moved closer to the Rio Grande by 1550. The distribution of basalt and obsidian artifacts from the area, along with other traded goods, rock markings, and construction techniques, indicate that its inhabitants were part of a regional trade network that included what is now Mexico. Spanish colonial settlers arrived in the 18th century. The Pueblo Jose Montoya brought Adolph Bandelier to visit the area in 1880. Looking over the cliff dwellings, Bandelier said, "It is the grandest thing I ever saw."

Spence Hot Springs

Located seven miles north of Jemez Springs. One of the most heavily visited of primitive hot springs. Large parking lot on the east side of highway 4, follow the short trail down to the river and up the other side to the springs. Spring maintains 95 degree temps.

Jemez State Monument

This park contains the remains of a 17th-century church, where park rangers explain the tortured history of the Indians and the Spaniards in this area.

Campgrounds and RV Parks near Torreon

Stagecoach Stop Self Storage

welcome to the land of enchantment

The Stagecoach Stop RV Park welcomes you to the land of Enchantment! Rio Rancho, is a progressive, growing city with a diverse culture, and activities for everyone. The park is located in a high desert climate with warm days, cool nights and the most beautiful sunsets. Stagecoach Stop RV is a quiet hidden park away from the city traffic and noises, yet a very convenient location, only a 5 minute drive to I-25, just minutes away from a variety of dining establishments, and within walking distance to Walmart store.

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Fenton Lake State Park

Camp and Fish in the Mountains!

This picturesque lake offers quiet recreation amongst the pines of Northern New Mexico.  Fish, hike, sail, or canoe Heron Lake.  Choose from hundreds of excellent campsites along the lakeshore. Fishing, of all varieties, is one of the most popular activities at NM State Parks. Twenty-four parks have ponds, streams, rivers or lakes, providing a variety of different fishing experiences. From a lazy afternoon casting for pan-fish to a high-energy adventure of fishing for 40-inch tiger muskie, your State Parks have a lot to offer. Most parks are open year round creating opportunities for winter recreation. Snowshoeing, tubing, and ice-fishing are just some of the things to do during the winter season. Please note, if you are interested in Ice Fishing there is a mandated thickness of 9 inches of ice before the park opens up for the seasonal fishing.  One of the best ways to experience a state park is is by camping under the stars. Different camping opportunities are available and whether you like to roll out your  sleeping bag or curl up in your RV, state parks has it all.

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