Welcome to the Santa Rosa Visitors Website. We hope the information here will help you plan and enjoy your stay in “the City of Natural Lakes.” The City Guide link on the left contains even more information and ideas. Here
in Northeast New Mexico, where the Great Plains rise up to
meet the Rockies, lies a startling oasis. Amid the red mesas
is an unusual array of spring-fed lakes, from clear mineral
springs to the Blue Hole, famous for scuba diving, to the
man-made Santa Rosa Lake. This ranching area on the banks
of the Pecos River is full of surprises, from its legacy of
railroading to cowboying and wild beauty. Halfway between
Albuquerque and Amarillo, travelers stop off in Santa Rosa,
some for a few days, and some forever.
Though Billy the Kid's shots no longer ring out and Route
66 has given way to I-40, some things haven't changed. Whether
you stay for a few days or settle in permanently, you'll love
the down-home friendliness of the little city on the banks
of the Pecos.
We welcome you to enjoy the best of Santa Rosa, from its
native New Mexican and American restaurants to its collection
of lakes and its unsurpassed Southwestern hospitality.