Vallecitos, New Mexico

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Unincorporated community
Vallecitos is located in New Mexico
Location within the state of New Mexico
Vallecitos is located in the US
Vallecitos (the US)
Coordinates: 36°29′42″N 106°07′00″W / 36.49500°N 106.11667°W / 36.49500; -106.11667Coordinates: 36°29′42″N 106°07′00″W / 36.49500°N 106.11667°W / 36.49500; -106.11667
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Rio Arriba
Elevation 7,418 ft (2,261 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes 87581[1]
Area code(s) 505
GNIS feature ID 912055[2]

Vallecitos is an unincorporated community located in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. The community is located along state route 576 at the corner of SR 576 and New Mexico State Road 111 22.7 miles (36.5 km) north-northeast of Abiquiú, or 14 miles north-northwest of Ojo Caliente. Vallecitos has a post office with ZIP code 87581.[1][3] Aside from the post office,[4] there is a community center and library.

Vallecitos is a small community whose resources are limited and do not sustain public facilities. Water is one of the communities most needed resources and accommodations are not currently available. It is an inconvenience because the closest public facility is in Ojo Caliente approximately 14 miles away.


  1. ^ a b United States Postal Service. "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "Vallecitos". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  4. ^ McCoy, Michael; Crosen, Jane (June 1, 2000). Cycling the Great Divide: From Canada to Mexico on America's Premier Long-Distance Mountain Bike Route. The Mountaineers Books. p. 176. ISBN 9780898866988.