Hopewell, New Mexico

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Hopewell, New Mexico
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
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyRio Arriba
Elevation8,067 ft (2,459 m)
 • Total0
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code575
GNIS feature ID901632

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, approximately 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