Arboles is a small town near the New Mexico border that sits at an elevation of 6,279 feet. It is located at the northern end of Navajo State Park, which extends far into New Mexico.
NAVAJO STATE PARK
Lake Navajo stretches more than 20 miles south to New Mexico. It is located only about 20 minutes from the city. Navajo State Park is Colorado's answer to Lake Powell. The Navajo Reservoir stretches 20 miles south to New Mexico.
Campgrounds Navajos has 138 campsites; Most sites are open year round. Fishing enthusiasts catch crappie, large and small sea bass, northern pike, trout, bluegill and catfish in the reservoir.
The Navajo Reservoir provides the primary reservoir for the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project, which brings water to 110,000 acres of farmland in the Navajo reserve. The total reservoir area is 15,600 acres, including about 3,000 acres on the Colorado side.
Park facilities opened in 1964, two years after the Navajo Dam in New Mexico was completed by the Federal Bureau of Reclamation. The dam, built on the San Juan River, brings 4,444 bodies of water up to 35 miles into Colorado.