Local Attractions In Mora, NM
Places To Go And See In Mora, NM
Cleveland Roller Mill Museum: The Cleveland Roller Mill, situated on the Mora River just a few miles west of Mora, is a fully restored and operating water-powered flour mill from the days when the Mora Valley was the premiere wheat growing area of New Mexico. In its day, the Cleveland Mill was one of the largest mills in Northern New Mexico. On Labor Day weekend, the Mill is the site of the Cleveland Mill Fest featuring area artisans and craft people. The Mill will be in full operation during the Mill fest. It on the National Register of Historic Places.
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 Mill/Salman Ranch: Salman Ranch and its buildings make up most of the La Cueva National Historic District. Significant structures include an historic roller mill, the San Rafael Mission church, and a period mercantile building. Visitors can shop in the Salman Ranch Store featuring Salman Ranch products and local crafts. The store is open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily July through December; January-June, the store is open Thursday through Monday 9:00AM to $:00 PM. .From August through usually mid-October, the Ranch operates its “you pick it” raspberry farm.
Phone: (866) 281-1515
Location: Salman Ranch is located at La Cueva, at the intersection of Highways 442 and 518, about five miles east of Mora.
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.
Location: Coyote Creek State Park is located about 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 can be reached from a paved access road at Ledoux, about 4 miles south of Mora on Highway 94.
“Victory Ranch” 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: Victory Ranch is located one mile north of Mora on Highway 434.
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. Currently the station is focused on Gila trout, a threatened native fish of Arizona and New Mexico.
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.
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, one of the most prominent men in region in the mid 1800’s, and operated until 1922. It on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location: The mill is located on Highway 434 just a few hundred yards north of the intersection of Highways 518 and 434 in Mora. Due to its condition, it is closed to the public but can be viewed from a short distance.
Tapetes de Lana Weaving Center: Tapetes de Lana Weaving Center in Mora is the source of some of the finest wool products in the region. Visitors can watch local weavers produce beautiful handmade rugs, blankets, shawls, and many other textiles from wool that has been produced here in the Valley and surrounding area. All of their products are available for purchase.
Phone: (575) 387-2247
Location: The weaving center is located at the intersection of Highways 434 and 518 in Mora. It is open 8:00 AM to 5:00 AM on weekdays and 10:00 AM to 5:00PM on Saturdays.
Annual Events In Mora, NM
Mora Fiestas: The Fiestas take place annually the last weekend of July. Activities include the parade, rodeo, dances, and street fair. On Friday evening the Fiestas Dance and crowning of the Fiestas Queen start off the weekend festivities. On Saturday at 10:00 AM is the Fiestas parade. The rodeo and street fair with food and entertainment continue through Sunday.
Cleveland Roller Mill Millfest: The Millfest is held Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend at the Cleveland Roller Mill. Arts and crafts, entertainment, food, and an opportunity to see the only working mill in the area in operation.
Wagon Mound Bean Day: Bean Day will observe its 107 th year in 2017. It is an annual celebration with a rodeo, cook-offs, and dances, plus a free BBQ lunch. Bean Day is held on the Monday of Labor Day (September 3) weekend in Wagon Mound. The Bean Day parade starts at 10:00 am on Monday.
More info at: www.wagonmoundnm.com/beanday
Winterfest: Winterfest is a one day Arts and Craft show with a Christmas theme and Santa Clause for the children. It features Mora area artisans and is a great opportunity for Christmas shopping. It is held in downtown Mora the first Saturday in December.
Where To Eat In Mora, NM
Hatcha’s of Northern New Mexico: (575) 387-9299
Rene’s 50’s Diner & Little Alaska Ice Cream Shop: (575) 387-5066
Kristie’s Corner Café @ The Mora Inn: (575) 387-5230
Jacy’s Pizza Pro and Sub City: (575) 387-5201
Casa de Theresa’s Tamales: (575) 387-2754 @ MM 33 in Cleveland
Mains Street Grill: (575) 387-6070