Wagon Mound

Mora County New Mexico

SFT photo

Photo by Mark Nohl

The 6,930' high peak, shaped like an oxen-drawn wagon in profile, is a famous Santa Fe Trail landmark and campsite. The Pilot Knobs, two other SFT landmarks, are just to the W across I-25. The onetime farming and ranching village is home to 300 people, most of them older Hispanics.

This National Historic Landmark meant a campsite and permanent source of water for westbound Santa Fe Trail travelers. The village, settled in the 1870's, has several historic homes and buildings like the 18-room Santa Clara Hotel, built in 1894.

Location Information

Contact Information

  • Village Clerk of Wagon Mound
  • Catron Avenue
  • Wagon Mound, NM 87752
  • 575-666-2408
  • Fax: 575-666-9071