Sunspot Solar Observatory Visitor Center


Area Status: Open

Located at the end of the Sunspot Scenic By-way (NM6563) is the Sunspot and Apache Point Observatories and the Sunspot Visitor Center. Enjoy the ride to and from and learn more about the Solar System and the work being done at the Observatories.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Cloudcroft
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Other Federal

General Information

Directions: From Cloudcroft, turn south onto NM130 and then right onto NM6563 (Sunspot Scenic By-Way) about 2 miles later. Continue for about 18 miles to the end of the Scenic Byway to the intersection of NM6563 and Sacramento Rd (C2). Veer right at this point. A short ways past this intersection you will turn left at the sign for the Visitor Center.

Activities

Visitor Centers

Visitor Center for the Sunspot and Apache Point Observatories located at the end of the Sunspot Scenic By-way (NM 6563)

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
32.787487

  Longitude : 
-105.818124

  Elevation : 
9150