Hopewell, New Mexico

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Hopewell, New Mexico
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 36°42′34″N 106°14′52″W / 36.70944°N 106.24778°W / 36.70944; -106.24778Coordinates: 36°42′34″N 106°14′52″W / 36.70944°N 106.24778°W / 36.70944; -106.24778
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Rio Arriba
Elevation[1] 8,067 ft (2,459 m)
Population (1960–2010)
 • Total 0
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 575
GNIS feature ID 901632

Hopewell is a former unincorporated community in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. It is located in the Tusas Mountains just above Hopewell Lake, about ½ mile south of U.S. Route 64.[2] It was named for rancher and promoter Willard S. Hopewell[1] and had a U.S. Post Office from 1894 to 1906.[1]

There are a number of old prospect pits in the area,[2] as well as a snowpack measuring station[3] that was established in 1993.[4]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hopewell, New Mexico
  2. ^ a b Burdett, William H. (editor) (1998) The Roads of New Mexico (2nd edition) Shearer Publishing, Fredericksburg, Texas, page 21, ISBN 0-940672-52-9
  3. ^ "Rocky Mountain Snowpack Physical and Chemical Data for Selected Sites, 2009" page 5, Table 1. Station identification and snow-sampling-site location information, 2009, USGS
  4. ^ "Rocky Mountain Regional Snowpack Chemistry: Hopewell, New Mexico" USGS