Attractions in Shiprock

Shiprock Rock Formation
The Shiprock rock formation is a large ridge that has been the inspiration for many famous images and Navajo religious ceremonies. It is located about 25 minutes southwest of downtown Shiprock on one of the Navajo Nation's most popular nature preserves.

Visitors may camp near the ridge during the spring and summer. Camping permits can be obtained by visiting the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department's Shiprock field office during normal business hours.

Four Corners National Monument:
The Four Corners National Monument marks the spot where four U.S. states meet at one point. It is currently maintained by the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department. It is located about 40 minutes northwest of Shiprock near New Mexico State Road 597.

Many visitors enjoy visiting this unique monument because it offers visitors a chance to learn about the Four Corners area in a fun way. Be sure to park your vehicle in the parking areas located west of the monument to avoid delays.

Riverview Golf Course
Riverview Golf Course is a short par-72 golf course that is located on one of New Mexico's most beautiful desert landscapes. It is located about 25 minutes east of Shiprock near Kirkland, N.M.

Some of Riverview's most popular holes include the par-3 6th hole and the par-5 16th hole. These holes feature small greens that require players to control their iron shots well to avoid a creek that bisects the course.

Riverview Golf Course also offers a full-service restaurant and modern practice center that makes planning a golf trip enjoyable. These amenities can be reserved for social gatherings by visiting Riverview's visitor center located near the 12th hole.

Farmington Museum
The Farmington Museum teaches visitors about New Mexico's oil industry. It features over 30 exhibits that display items that have been used in New Mexico's oil industries. It is located about 30 minutes east of Shiprock in Farmington, N.M.

Some of the museum's most popular exhibits feature equipment that was used to explore for oil in the San Juan Basin during the 1940s. Other exhibits teach visitors about how oil is distributed to consumers. Be sure to visit the museum's geological displays to learn how geologists search for oil in New Mexico's rock formations.

B-Square Ranch
B-Square Ranch is a living museum that celebrates New Mexico's agricultural heritage. It was established as a living museum by former New Mexico governor Tommy Bolack in the 1960s as one of New Mexico's first modern landmarks. It is located about 40 minutes east of Shiprock in Farmington, N.M.

Some of B-Square Ranch's most popular attractions include guided tours of their experimental gardens and dairy farm. Other popular attractions include interactive exhibits that show visitors how farmers and ranchers raise food for human consumption. Be sure to call the B-Square Ranch at least one day in advance to schedule a guided tour of the ranch's exhibits.