Locations

Search 60,000 photographs of over 8,000 locations in New Mexico by using our online database.  Powered by Reel-Scout(TM), this database has a rich inventory of photography covering the expansive diversity that can be found in our state.  New Mexico’s terrain varies from 12,000 foot snow-capped mountains to dry, cracked salt flats near the Mexican border. We boast eerie otherworldly, ultra modern cool, classic western sets, traditional military, historic Native America, big city skylines, “Anytown” USA, the famed Rio Grande and endless miles of unique landscapes.  Our library also offers interactive mapping through Google and live weather data through The Weather Channel.

PLEASE READ! Except for state-owned properties, the New Mexico Film Office is not affiliated in any way with the locations in this database. Locations are provided for informational and research purposes only. The New Mexico Film Office does not guarantee the condition, suitability, availability or cost of the locations in this database. In some circumstances, we can provide productions with contact information but we DO NOT provide information about availability, suitability or costs of usage. Please do not send the Film Office requests for this type of information – you will have to contact the location of interest directly.

Click here for the NM Searchable Locations Database.

For additional assistance and realistic answers about locations, weather, and feasibility, please contact Don Gray, contract Location Coordinator: 505.476.5600 or email Don Gray.


Weather Overview

New Mexico’s weather is as varied as its landscape. Elevations in the state range from 2,817 ft. at Red Bluff Lake in southern Rio Grande Valley to 13,161 ft. on Wheeler Peak in north central New Mexico. While New Mexico is considered a southern state in terms of latitude, bordering Texas and Arizona to the east and west, and Mexico to the south, its high elevation provides for four seasons throughout the state. This combination allows for summer production to be cool and winter production to be filled with sunshine.The normal weather patterns call for warm to hot days and cool nights with scattered thundershowers in the summer and cold nights and moderate days with some snow in the winter. Fall and spring can bring some of the most gorgeous weather, with spring being the most unpredictable.

Elevation / Sunrise & Sunset Times

The following time table lists the Albuquerque sunrise and sunset times. Exact times for the rest of the state can be determined by adding or subtracting one minute for each 12 miles east or west of Albuquerque. West of Albuquerque, add one minute for each 12 miles. East of Albuquerque, subtract one minute for each 12 miles. Below the chart you will find the number of minutes to subtract or add for most areas of the state. The shaded times are Mountain Daylight Time, which begins the first Sunday in April and ends the last Sunday in October. Others are Mountain Standard Time.

 

Date     Rise      Set Date    Rise     Set Date       Rise    Set
January                 February                   March
1
5
10
15
20
25
7:15
7:15
7:15
7:14
7:13
7:10
5:06
5:09
5:13
5:18
5:23
5:28
1
5
10
15
20
25
7:06
7:03
6:58
6:53
6:47
6:41
5:35
5:39
5:44
5:49
5:54
5:58
1
5
10
15
20
25
6:36
6:31
6:26
6:18
6:11
6:04
6:02
6:05
6:10
6:14
6:18
6:22
Date     Rise      Set Date    Rise     Set      Date     Rise     Set
April                  May                  June
1
5
10
15
20
25
5:54
6:48
6:42
6:35
6:29
6:23
6:28
7:31
7:35
7:39
7:43
7:47
1
5
10
15
20
25
6:16
6:12
6:07
6:03
5:59
5:57
7:52
7:55
7:59
8:03
8:07
8:10
1
5
10
15
20
25
5:54
5:53
5:52
5:52
5:52
5:54
8:15
8:17
8:20
8:22
8:23
8:24
Date     Rise     Set                    Date     Rise    Set                    Date    Rise    Set   
July August September
1
5
10
15
20
25
5:56
5:58
6:00
6:03
6:07
6:10
8:24
8:24
8:23
8:21
8:18
8:15
1
5
10
15
20
25
6:15
6:18
6:22
6:26
6:30
6:34
8:10
8:06
8:01
7:55
7:49
7:43
1
5
10
15
20
25
6:39
6:42
6:45
6:49
6:53
6:56
7:34
7:28
7:21
7:14
7:07
6:59
Date     Rise     Set                    Date     Rise     Set                    Date     Rise   Set   
October November December
1
5
10
15
20
25
7:01
7:04
7:08
7:12
7:16
7:21
6:51
6:45
6:39
6:32
6:26
6:20
1
5
10
15
20
25
6:27
6:31
6:36
6:41
6:46
6:50
5:13
5:09
5:05
5:01
4:58
4:56
1
5
10
15
20
25
6:56
6:59
7:03
7:07
7:10
7:12
4:55
4:54
4:55
4:56
4:58
5:01

Approximate Number of Minutes to Subtract to Determine Local Sunrise or Sunset Times East of Albuquerque:

Northeast: Chama 1 minute; Los Alamos 2; Santa Fe 3; Taos 5; Las Vegas 7; Santa Rosa 9; Raton 10; Tucumcari 14; Clayton 16

Southeast: Alamogordo 4 ; Roswell 10 ; Clovis 17 ; Hobbs 17.

Approximate Number of Minutes to Add to Determine Local Sunrise or Sunset Time West of Albuquerque:

Northwest: Grants 6 ; Farmington 8 ; Gallup 10 .

Southwest: Las Cruces 1 ; Magdalena 3 ; Deming 6 ; Silver City and Lordsburg 10 ; Reserve 10.


Statistics: Current Average Weather Statistics

Alamogordo | Albuquerque | Carlsbad | Chama | Farmington | Gallup | Las Cruces | Las Vegas | Raton | Roswell | Ruidoso |Santa Fe | Taos | Tucumcari

ALAMOGORDO
Elevation 4.335 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
56
41
68
77
86
95
95
92
87
78
65
58
28
32
37
45
53
62
65
64
58
47
34
29
2
1
1
1
1
1
5
3
4
4
1
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
.70
.53
.42
.28
.45
.76
1.94
1.92
1.70
1.00
.47
.60
ALBUQUERQUE
Elevation 5,000 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
47
53
60
71
80
90
83
72
83
72
57
48
23
27
32
40
50
59
65
63
56
44
31
24
1
1
1
1
2
1
4
4
2
3
1

2
2
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
.37
.42
.49
.39
.49
.48
1.29
1.42
.83
.80
.35
.49
CARLSBAD
Elevation 3,110 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
58
64
71
80
87
95
96
94
88
79
67
50
28
31
38
47
55
64
67
66
59
48
35
29
1
1
1
1
3
2
5
4
3
4
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
.42
.41
.42
.59
1.47
1.31
1.68
1.72
2.24
1.39
.45
.40
CHAMA
Elevation 7,860 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
37
41
46
56
66
77
81
79
73
62
49
40
6
10
16
24
32
39
47
46
39
29
18
10
7
4
4
6
6
2
6
10
4
3
3
3
23
19
17
7
2
0
0
0
0
3
10
19
1.67
1.61
1.66
1.23
1.25
.92
1.87
2.51
1.95
1.68
1.17
1.70
FARMINGTON
Elevation 5,395 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
42
50
58
68
79
89
93
90
83
71
56
44
14
20
24
31
40
49
57
55
46
34
23
16
2
2
2
2
2
1
3
4
2
5
1
2
3
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
.56
.57
.58
.53
.47
.37
.73
1.06
.95
1.03
.43
.66
GALLUP
Elevation 6,510 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
44
49
55
65
74
85
88
85
80
69
55
46
13
18
23
29
37
45
53
52
44
33
21
14
3
3
3
1
2
1
4
5
5
2
3
1
5
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
4
.55
.44
.53
.35
.41
.46
1.64
1.49
.94
1.28
.64
.60
LAS CRUCES
Elevation 3,896 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
57
63
69
77
85
94
94
92
86
77
66
57
26
29
35
42
49
59
65
63
56
44
32
26
1
1
1
0
1
1
5
4
1
3
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
.37
.42
.31
.20
.30
.56
1.61
1.73
1.25
.76
.47
.49
LAS VEGAS
Elevation 6,435 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
48
51
56
64
72
82
84
82
77
68
57
51
16
20
25
32
40
49
53
52
46
35
23
18
1
1
1
2
5
3
9
11
3
5
1
2
6
5
6
3
1
0
0
0
0
1
3
4
.55
.44
.72
.80
1.69
1.56
2.76
3.08
2.23
1.03
.64
.47
RATON
Elevation 6,640 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
45
47
51
60
69
78
82
80
75
66
53
47
19
21
25
33
42
51
55
54
48
38
27
21
1
2
4
4
8
4
10
9
2
5
2
2
5
5
8
4
0
0
0
0
0
1
4
6
.40
.43
.88
1.00
2.37
1.69
3.01
2.96
1.30
1.08
.72
.49
ROSWELL
Elevation 3,570 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
56
60
68
78
86
95
95
93
87
77
63
23
27
33
42
51
61
65
64
56
43
30
2
1
1
1
2
1
5
4
3
4
1
2
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
.40
.42
.38
.34
.69
.93
1.90
1.72
1.39
1.09
.34
RUIDOSO
Elevation 6,900 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
49
52
57
65
73
82
82
79
75
67
58
51
17
19
22
27
34
41
48
47
40
31
21
18
3
4
5
2
3
5
13
12
4
6
1
4
10
8
8
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
4
9
1.21
1.11
1.19
.69
.90
1.92
4.11
4.12
2.49
1.26
.81
1.51
SANTA FE
Elevation 7,000 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
41
45
52
62
71
81
84
82
76
65
52
43
18
22
26
34
42
51
56
55
48
38
27
20
2
2
3
2
3
3
7
8
3
4
2
2
7
7
5
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
7
.63
.68
.74
.81
1.22
1.16
2.37
2.39
1.50
1.03
.63
.76
TAOS
Elevation 6,965 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
40
45
53
63
72
83
86
84
77
66
52
42
9
15
22
29
37
45
51
50
42
32
20
12
4
2
2
2
5
2
6
7
2
3
2
1
9
6
6
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
4
6
.76
.60
.76
.81
1.06
.86
1.56
1.86
1.21
1.04
.75
.61
TUCUMCARI
Elevation 4,085 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
53
58
65
74
82
91
94
92
85
76
62
55
23
27
32
42
51
60
65
63
56
45
32
26
1
1
0
2
6
4
4
5
4
2
1
1
3
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
 

 

Alamogordo | Albuquerque | Carlsbad | Chama | Farmington | Gallup | Las Cruces | Las Vegas | Raton | Roswell | Ruidoso |Santa Fe | Taos | Tucumcari

How to List Your Property

The New Mexico Film Office continually searches for new locations to add to our online location database. If you are interested in having your New Mexico home, business, ranch, or property listed as a potential location to film, television and commercial productions, please read below. It’s free and easy. Please keep in mind that not all properties will be listed with our office, and the New Mexico Film Office will make that determination.
Using a digital camera, create a Digital Photo File of your property following the guidelines below. Please see the TIPS section before you begin to take photographs.
  • Begin with the outside of your property
  • Take a wide shot of your street (whichever direction is the most interesting), making sure the property is included in the picture
  • Take a wide shot of the front of the property
  • Take a wide shot of the back of the property
  • Take shots of additional or unique features such as a barn, swimming pool, guesthouse, etc.
  • Shoot 3 or 4 main rooms inside the property (living room, kitchen, great room, master suite), one or two shots per room

Notes:

Do not send slide shows, brochures, or photos grouped in a series. Only individual photos attached to your submittal will be accepted. Ideally the width of a photo should be between 8 and 13 inches and the resolution at least 144. This is the format we use. Include the name of the photographer who took the photos.

Tips:

  • Detailed shots such as doors or fixtures are not necessary.
  • Do not take excessive pictures. One shot per view is sufficient.
  • Be sure to title each file accordingly (i.e. Smith Front Yard, Smith Kitchen, Smith Bathroom).
  • Photos should be in JPEG format, medium resolution, and not exceed 500 KB per photo.
  • Collectively, your Digital Photo File should not exceed 8 MB (8 – 12 photos per property are preferred.)
  • If you have multiple properties, please send one Digital Photo File per property.
  • In your submittal, include the following nine (9) pieces of information. (Please note that the public will not be able to view any private information.):

Information Needed:

  • Your full name
  • The address of your property
  • Your contact information
  • Verify property ownership
  • Square footage/specs of buildings on property and number of acres
  • Directions from the nearest large town
  • Indicate any distinctive surroundings or features. For instance, note if there are train tracks in your backyard, an airport nearby, and/or a highway in close proximity (anything that could create uncontrollable noise).
  • Confirm that there is sufficient parking and access for large vehicles available on or near the property
  • Indicate which types of productions you’re willing to allow (film and television projects can have a crew of 100 to 200 people, whereas smaller productions such as commercials usually have 30 – 40)

What Happens Next?

If a production company is interested in your property, initial contact is generally made by a location scout or location manager hired by the production company. If your property is chosen, this person will be your contact during the duration of the shoot. You may call the New Mexico Film Office 505-476-5600 to check the credentials of the scout and/or the project. All negotiations for filming use, rates, and so forth will be between the production company and the property owner, not the New Mexico Film Office. For tips and guidelines on working with a production company go here.

So Now You Are Ready To List Your Property

To list your property and upload  Digital Photos:click here.

By submitting your property information and by uploading photos to the New Mexico Film Office, you agree to the following:
List Your Property Release:
  1. You give the right of the State of New Mexico represented by the New Mexico State Film Office (NMFO), a division of the Economic Development Department, through its employees, representatives, licensees and successors, permission to reproduce and publicly display the digital photographs of the property (hereafter referred to as the “Photographs”), submitted with the understanding that the NMFO, its employees, representatives, licensees and successors may use, display and distribute these submitted Photographs in any and all media of any nature whatsoever, where now known or hereafter devised, including the NMFO’s searchable locations database (hereafter referred to as the ‘Photo Library”), for the sole purpose of promoting and advertising the property, and all structures represented on the property, which is the subject of the Photographs as a possible location for film and multimedia productions, including but not limited to feature films, independent films, documentaries, commercials, and television projects.
  2.  Subject to section 5(a) of this release and consent contract, you must submit the following contact information: address of property; your name and your contact number; and, the name and contact number of this Property owner if you are not the owner.
  3. You give the permission that the contact information submitted to the NMFO, in accordance to section 2 of this release and consent contract, may be given to motion picture and television industry representatives and NMFO employees, agents and representatives to utilize.
  4. You give the permission that the address information submitted to the NMFO in accordance to section 2 of this release and consent contract may be displayed alongside the Photographs in the Photo Library to motion picture and television industry representatives and NMFO employees, agents and representatives.
  5.  You agree that you may not submit the contact information of the Photographs to the NMFO unless:
    • You are the owner of the property as represented in the Photographs; or, if you are not the owner, the owner has previously provided prior written consent to the NMFO for you to submit the contact information and the photographs to the NMFO in accordance with this release and consent contract; and The contact information you provide is true and correct at the time you submit the contact information to the NMFO; and,
    • You are fully authorized to enter into this release and consent contract; and,
    • You have the right to grant to the NMFO all the rights granted in this release and consent contract.
  6.  You agree to indemnify the NMFO against all claims, costs, charges, damages, and expenses that may arise against or be incurred by the NMFO as a result of your submission of the Photographs and the contact information to the NMFO.
  7.  You release and forever discharge the NMFO, its employees, representatives, successors and licensees from any claims, obligations, or liability of any and every kind arising in any way out of your submission of the Photographs or contact information to the NMFO.
  8. You acknowledge and you fully understand that the NMFO will act in reliance on this release and consent contract.

Recommended Guidelines for Interacting with a Production Company:

  1.  Initial contact is generally made by a location scout or location manager, who is hired locally by the film company. This person will be your contact during the duration of the shoot. Call the New Mexico Film Office 505-476-5600 to check the credentials of the scout and/or the project.
  2.  Agree upon the exact number of days required for the shoot plus preparation and wrap time. (A shooting day is approximately 14 hours long.)
  3. Arrange for a walk-through with the location manager to determine exact interiors desired for filming; where equipment and vehicles will need to be positioned or parked; any off-limits areas specified by the owner; and any areas such as roof, trees, fences, windows, which may need to be used or altered during filming.
  4. Decide which personal property of the owners may be used for filming, how and where to store items not used, and who will be responsible for packing and moving.
  5. Determine who will be allowed on set during period of use.
  6. Set rules regarding: smoking, use of washrooms, laundry, water, electricity, kitchen, protective floor coverings, trash, etc.
  7. Establish guidelines for production company’s use of owner’s phone.
  8. Location manager must inform the owner where cast and crew will be eating their meals.
  9. Decide how the owner will be accommodated during filming and any living expenses that may be required.
  10.  Set vehicle parking area for cast and crew.
  11. Find out the nature of the project and how your location will be used. Will there be special effects like smoke, fire, gunshots?
  12.  Establish clean-up requirements, who is responsible and when it is to be completed (within 24-48 hours), and arrange with location manager for final walk-through for the owner’s approval.
  13. Location fees are negotiable. The owner should feel comfortable with the amount agreed upon, and a payment schedule should be established prior to any filming.
  14.  Owner may request and negotiate a security/damage deposit.
  15. Owner should have a written agreement detailing specifics and may wish to add the following: The applicant (film company) agrees to indemnify (insure) owner and to be solely and absolutely liable upon any and all claims, suits and judgments against the owner and/or the applicant for personal injuries and property damages arising out of or occurring during the activities of the applicant, his (its) employees or otherwise. This agreement may be revoked at any time. This contract should be signed by a principal agent of the production company.