Eagle Nest, New Mexico

 The Village of Eagle Nest in Colfax County

 

Eagle Nest is a very small mountain community with a population of 257 in 2016. It sits at an elevation of 8203 feet above sea level, with a land area of 4.31 square miles and a low population density of 68 people per square mile.

The nearest large city with a population of 50,000+ is Santa Fe, NM, located 78 miles SW. The next closest large city is Albuquerque, NM 136.1 miles SW with a population of 559,277 in 2016.

The nearby surrounding cities are Angel Fire, NM (12.1 miles S), Black Lake, NM (16.3 miles S), Taos Ski Valley, NM (13 miles), Taos, NM (24.3 miles SW), Ranchos de Taos, NM (28.3 miles SW), Red River, NM (14.5 miles NW), Cimarron, NM (23.9 miles W).

Eagle Nest Lake is 15 square miles, with the village located to its North. Eagle Nest Lake was created by construction of a dam in 1919. The lake is one of New Mexico’s state parks and it’s packed with salmon and trout. The area is an attraction for fishing, boating, kayaking, camping, hiking, and picnics.