Photo: Rob Roberts
The highest elevation in Otero county is Sierra Blanca with 11,997 feet (3,656
See this map here:
White Sands Map
Here is a map of the
counties in New
County Map New Mexico
The University of New Mexico
Map Location Otero County, New Mexico
The oldest permanent settlement in the county is La Luz, where a
Franciscan mission was established in 1719. You will find La Luz between
Alamogordo and Tularosa.
Otero County, New Mexico — Vicinity
in Southern New Mexico
Otero County was established in 1899. County seat is
This is the link to
Alamogordo Chamber of
Commerce. And this is the link to the
City of Alamogordo.
And this link
here tells you how healthy it is to live in Otero
County. Please note that obesity gives us more headaches than substance abuse.
The main attractions in Otero County are:
National Forest (think Smokey the Bear)
The historic town of
(think Billy the Kid)
(think skiing and golfing)
Solar Observatory and
Valley of Fire (think lava)
the Mountain Gods on the Mescalero Reservation (think hunting,
fishing, and casino)
Three Rivers Petroglyph National Recreation Site
(here is the
BLM page for Three Rivers)
and of course
Here is the official
Otero County website.
Otero County Economic
Development Council also provides you with good information.
To the best of our knowledge all information is current. If you should discover any errors, however, please
let us know via mail[at]white-sands-new-mexico.com. Thanks!