Carrizozo is not only located in the Lincoln County but also is its County seat. Carrizozo has a total area of about 7 sq. kms., located at an elevated height of about 5440 ft. from the ground level.
The area boasts of the Valley of Fires and the National forest of Lincoln. There is a municipal airport at Carrizozo and a number of highways criss-crossing the area. Tourism and trade relatesd activities are some of the local economic activities of the town. Some educated locals are also engaged with local education sector.