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Canjilón Lakes
Abiquiú, New Mexico, USA

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Location: Canjilón Lakes- Rio Arriba, 10 miles northeast of the village of Canjilón.

Location: Canjilón Village - Rio Arriba, 3 miles east of US Highway 84, 16 miles south of Tierra Amarilla

Distance (from Ghost Ranch): Canjilón Lakes - Approximately 33 miles north of Ghost Ranch.

Directions (from Ghost Ranch): Turn right at the Ghost Ranch gate onto Hwy 84 for about 16 miles north. Turn right at Canjilón Lakes green road sign. Drive approximately another 16 miles to the Canjilón Lakes.

Description: The Canjilón Lakes are beautiful!

Related Landmarks and Sites: Canjilón Mountain, 10,913 ft., 6 miles northeast of village of Canjilón.

Activities: Swimming, camping, hiking, fishing and picnicking.
Canjilón Lakes Campground - New Mexico Public Lands web site description, contact info, reservations, activities and facilities.


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Name: (Canjilón) “Although several meanings have been given for the name, in the Spanish of northern New Mexico Canjilón means 'deer antler' and is believed to describe the shape of the nearby mountains.’’

The Place Names of New Mexico, Robert Julyan, © 1996, 1998 by the University of New Mexico Press

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