Caballo, New Mexico


Caballo is a census-designated place in Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 112 as of the 2010 census.[1] Caballo has a post office with ZIP code 87931.[3][4] The community is located along New Mexico State Road 187, north and south of Exit 63 on Interstate 25.

Caballo, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Caballo, New Mexico is located in New Mexico
Caballo, New Mexico
Caballo, New Mexico
Coordinates: 32°58′32″N 107°18′28″W / 32.97556°N 107.30778°W / 32.97556; -107.30778Coordinates: 32°58′32″N 107°18′28″W / 32.97556°N 107.30778°W / 32.97556; -107.30778
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
 • Total0.979 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Land0.979 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
4,252 ft (1,296 m)
 • Total112
 • Density110/sq mi (44/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)575
GNIS feature ID898738[2]

Caballo was founded in 1908, when John Gordon and his extended family homesteaded here. It was named after the mountains to the east. A post office was established in 1916. In 1938, the Caballo Dam was constructed, creating a lake which forced residents to re-establish the community to the west.[5] The lake is host to Caballo Lake State Park.


Caballo is located at 32°58′50″N 107°18′27″W / 32.980625°N 107.307469°W / 32.980625; -107.307469. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has an area of 0.979 square miles (2.54 km2), all land.[1] The area stretches for over five miles and includes an active fire department and many businesses, and residences. It borders Caballo Lake State Park.


  1. ^ a b c d "2010 Census Gazetteer Files - Places: New Mexico". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "Caballo". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  4. ^ United States Postal Service. "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  5. ^ Julyan, Robert (1996). The Place Names of New Mexico. University of New Mexico Press. p. 54. ISBN 0826316891.

External linksEdit

  • Caballo Lake State Park on the Sierra County Tourism website