Grants, New Mexico, is located 60 miles west of Albuquerque on Interstate 40. Grants began to take “shape” in 1872 when Jesús Blea settled in the area and called it Alamitos. He took his family in 1873. In 1881 the railroad came to and Alamitos. From that moment, it begins to be known as Grants, in honor of the Grant brothers, who had built the railway.
With the passage of time, uranium was discovered and the great boom of the area began. There were about 11,800 people in Grants in 1980 and 1983 after the boom in uranium ended, it became a kind of ghost town. Currently it is a small town with very friendly people who love their city. In the city center, you can find Grants Chamber of Commerce. You should not miss a visit to the new Mining Museum in Mexico.
In this Museum You will see the machinery used to work the mine and you will be able to go down to one of the mines since there is a self-guided tour of Section 26. This is the only underground uranium museum in the world. Mount taylor At a height of 11,369 feet it can be seen in Grants. In the area you will find extensive tracts of land for hiking, picnicking and camping. During the spring and until early summer you can see the snow even on its summits.
From June 30 to July 4, the National Barrel Horse Assocation (NBHA) and the Grants Rodeo Association organize the great event of the season: their rodeo annual.
Grants New Mexico (April 2023)