Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Image Gallery

Directions

From US Highway 550, 7.5 miles northwest of Nageezi, NM (which is 44.5 miles northwest of Cuba, NM) turn left onto NM 57. Drive south/southwest approximately 13.5 miles, at which point NM 57 forms the boundary of the WSA. For the next 4 ¾ miles, the WSA will be on your right.

Phone

505-564-7600

Activities

HIKING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY

Campground Reservations

New Mexico Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

New Mexico Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More New Mexico Recreation Areas | BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel | BLM New Mexico Twitter | BLM New Mexico Facebook Page | BLM New Mexico Flickr

The Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness is located in northwestern New Mexico and is a badland area of rolling water-carved clay hills. The area is rich in fossils and has little vegetation to conceal geological formations. The thin vegetation includes sagebrush, pińon-juniper, Great Basin scrubland, and grassland. It is a landscape of sandstone cap rocks and scenic olive-colored hills. Water in this area is scarce and there are no trails; however, the area is scenic and contains soft colors rarely seen elsewhere.