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Los Ojos, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Rio Arriba
Area
 • Total 1.401 sq mi (3.63 km2)
 • Land 1.392 sq mi (3.61 km2)
 • Water 0.009 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
7,346 ft (2,239 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 125
 • Density 89.2/sq mi (34.45/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
87551
Area code(s) 575
GNIS feature ID 923643

Los Ojos is a census-designated place in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 125 as of the 2010 census. Los Ojos has a post office with ZIP code 87551, which opened on February 7, 1877. The community is near U.S. Route 64 and U.S. Route 84.

Historically, the community has also been known as Park View. Los Ojos was founded in 1860, and a nearby colony, Park View, was established in 1876. A post office was opened in Park View in 1877, but the colony and post office were soon abandoned. The post office was reopened in 1880 in Los Ojos, but the post office kept its original name, Park View. Los Ojos thus came to be referred to on maps as Park View, but in 1971, citizens petitioned to have the name officially changed back to Los Ojos, and the petition was granted in 1972.

Lourdes Grotto
Grotto of the Miracle at Lourdes during the summertime at Los Ojos, NM.

Geography

Los Ojos is located at 36°44′19″N 106°33′42″W / 36.738560°N 106.561622°W / 36.738560; -106.561622. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has an area of 1.401 square miles (3.63 km2); 1.392 square miles (3.61 km2) of its area is land, and 0.009 square miles (0.023 km2) is water.

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