Cleveland Roller Mill Museum:The Cleveland Roller Mill Museum is located in a flour mill built at the end of the 19th century and operated until the early 1940's in the beautiful Mora Valley in northeastern New Mexico. The mill's machinery remains intact and has been restored significantly to the point that it can be operated for demonstration purposes.
The museum preserves the history of milling in northeastern New Mexico through photographs, documents and physical exhibits and makes this unique history available to all who wish to see it. We now are placing this history and images on the web in order to enrich the lives of people who are unable to travel to the mill site to view the museum in person.
Phone: 505-387- 2645
Location: The Cleveland Roller Mill is located in Cleveland, New Mexico, near mile marker 31 on Highway 518. It is open to the public only on weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
La Cueva Farm: The La Cueva Farm lies in the area known today as La Cueva Historical District. In the early 19th century the governor of the New Mexico Territory granted 32,000 acres to Vicente Romero and his wife, Josefa. The Romeros tended their flocks of sheep and fished the streams and rivers on the land. They slept at night in nearby caves ("cuevas," in spanish). Vincente named the area, "La Cueva de los Pescadores" (Cave of the Fishermen). After Vicente's death in 1881, his heirs sold off in parcels all of the Romero land holdings.
The original Romero land grant would not be restored until after the second World War. Looking to move his family to safe harbor following the war, Colonel William Salman bought the separate parcels and rejoined the original 32,000 acres.
Phone: (575) 387-2900
Location: La Cueva Farm is located at La Cueva, at the intersection of Highways 442 and 518, about five miles east of Mora.
Victory Alpaca Ranch: Victory Ranch is a 110 acre ranch dedicated to the breeding and raising alpacas. They have one of the largest and finest alpaca herds in the United States. Victory Ranch also has a clothing and gift store featuring products from alpaca wool. Store hours vary, so call before you make a special trip.
Phone: (575) 387-2254
Location: Located one mile north of Mora on Highway 434.
St Vrain Mill: The St Vrain Mill is an excellent example of the many mills that dotted the Mora Valley in the late 1800’s, many of which were built to supply flour to Fort Union. It was built in the 1864 by Ceran St. Vrain. Efforts are being made to refurbish the mill and create a cultural center for Mora.
Location: The mill is on Highway 434 just a few hundred yards north of the intersection of Highways 518 and 434 in Mora.
Mora National Fish Hatchery & Technology Center: The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mora hatchery and technology center is a state of the art indoor hatchery using the latest re-circulation technologies to reduce the amount of water required to propagate native fish species. The hatchery has been a wonderful source of education for schools, and regional organizations.
Phone: (575) 387-6022
Location: The hatchery is located on Highway 434, two miles north of Mora. It is open to the public for guided tours from 7:00-11:00 AM and 1:00-3:00 PM Monday through Friday. Closed weekends and Federal holidays.
Coyote Creek State Park: Coyote Creek State Park, one of the most heavily stocked trout waters in the state, is nestled 7,700 ft in the eastern foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. With numerous camping and picnicking sites, some with electric hookups. The park also has showers, a playground, and a two-mile nature trail where visitors can enjoy the area’s wildlife and seasonal wildflowers.
Coyote Creek State Park, about an hour southeast of Taos, is nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains along a meandering stream. Enclosed by a forest of spruce and pine, the small valley displays abundant wildflowers and beautiful fall foliage. The park is ideal for fly fishing, camping, hiking and birding.
Park Elevation 7,667 ft
Location: Coyote Creek State Park is 18 miles north of Mora on Highway 434.
Morphy Lake State Park: Morphy Lake State Park, at 8,000 ft among ponderosa pines and surrounded by mountains, offers excellent trout fishing, hiking, camping, canoeing, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. Due to its remote location and harsh winters, the park is closed Nov. 1- April 1. The park has plenty of camping and picnicking sites, and is ideal for primitive camping. There are no utilities or portable water. Only electric motors are allowed on the water, making a great place to launch a canoe or kayak.
Location: Morphy Lake State Park is on the road to Ledoux, about 4 miles south of Mora on Highway 94.
Fort Union National Monument: Exposed to the wind, within a sweeping valley of short grass prairie, amid the swales of the Santa Fe Trail, lie the territorial-style adobe remnants of the largest 19th century military fort in the region. For forty years, 1851-1891, Fort Union functioned as an agent of political and cultural change, whether desired or not, in New Mexico and throughout the Southwest. Check out the great events throughout the year from youth activities to night tours.