The La Plata Mountains, seen from San Juan County, are a small subrange of the San Juan Mountains in sw Colorado, and includes Hesperus Mountain at 13,332 feet.
Shiprock (Tsé Bitʼaʼí, "rock with wings") is a 27 million year old volcanic rock formation, designated as a National Natural Landmark, rising 1,583 feet above the desert.
The eggs and hoodoos in the Bisti Wilderness were formed in sand and silt revealed 73 million years ago when the Western Interior Seaway receded.
Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness (Bisti Badlands) is a 45,000-acre wilderness area full of rock formations made of sandstone, shale, mudstone, and silt.
Navajo Lake is a 3800 feet long and 400 feet deep reservoir located in northeastern San Juan County, created from a dam completed in 1962.
The Aztec Ruins National Monument, on 318 acres, consists of dwellings and sacred structures built by Ancient Pueblo Indians in the 12th and 13th Centuries.
Angel Peak Scenic Area is located 15 miles south of Bloomfield in San Juan County, with over 10,000 acres of rugged terrain, badlands and deep canyons.
The San Juan River is a 383 mile long major tributary of the Colorado River and a primary drainage for the Four Corners.


Suicide Rates

Suicide is a difficult public health issue that impacts families and communities. In San Juan County, Suicide was the 9th leading cause of death in 2020. Across the U.S., it is the 11th leading cause. 

In 2021, in San Juan County there were 37 deaths by suicide (down from 48 in 2020), giving a rate of 29.6 deaths per 100,000 population. While this was a substantial decrease, the county's rate is still twice the U.S. rate of 14.1.

Number of Suicides in 2021

Suicide Trends

As can be seen from the graph, suicide rates have increased over the past 20 years, across the county, as well as across New Mexico and the U.S. San Juan County's rate is significantly above that in New Mexico and the U.S., and over the past 7 years the rate has increased at a more rapid rate, although from 2020 to 2021 there was a significant decrease from 41.8 to to 29.6.

Suicide Rate by Sex

Men have a suicide rate that is over three times higher than women. Of the 37 suicide deaths in 2021, 78% were males (29 were males, 8 were females). The overall increase in the suicide rate is reflected in the increase of suicide deaths among males.
of Total Number Suicide Deaths

San Juan County and New Mexico suicide rates and trends: New Mexico Indicator-Based Information System (NM-IBIS):

National US Rates: America's Health Rankings:
NM-IBIS or New Mexico's Indicator-Based Information System is a resource for health data, including self-report surveys and birth/death data, as well as demographic and environmental data.

Age of Death Query at the NM-IBIS website allows you to search for age of death for specific cause of death, such as suicide: 

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