Visit Grants in New Mexico

Grants , New Mexico, is located 60 miles west of Albuquerque on Interstate 40. Grants began to take "shape" in 1872 when Jesus Blea settled in the area and named it Alamitos. He brought his family in 1873. In 1881 the railroad reached Alamitos . From that moment on, it began to be known as Grants, in honor of Grant’s brothers, who had built the railroad.

As time passed, uranium was discovered and the great boom in the area began. There were about 11,800 people in Grants in 1980 and in 1983 after the uranium boom ended, it became something of a ghost town. Currently it is a small town with very friendly people who love their city. In the city center, you can find the Grants Chamber of Commerce . You should not miss a visit to the new Mining Museum in Mexico.
In this museum you can see the machinery used to work the mine and you can go down to one of the mines since there is a self-guided tour of Section 26. This is the only underground uranium museum in the world. Mount Taylor with a height of 11,369 feet can be seen at Grants. In the area you will find large areas of land for hiking, picnics and camping. During the spring and until the beginning of summer you can see the snow still on its peaks.

Starting June 30 and running through July 4, the National Barrel Horse Assocation ( NBHA ) and the Grants Rodeo Association host the big event of the season: their annual rodeo .