New Mexico Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in New Mexico? View New Mexico parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Abiquiu Lake, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Abiquiu Lake is located in northern New Mexico, 61 miles north of Santa Fe on Highway 84 at the intersection of Highway 96. From Espanola, 30 miles west on US 84, 2 miles south on NM 96. Phone (505) 685-4371 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, PLAYGROUND PARK

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Avalon Reservoir, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Coming from north, take U.S. Highway 285 into Carlsbad, New Mexico. Left on Canal Street, 3 miles to Avalon Road, turn left. Phone 575-885-3203 Activities BOATING, FISHING Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas | Avalon Dam |

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Black River, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The Black River Recreation Area is located about 26 miles southwest of Carlsbad, NM. From Carlsbad, take US 62/180 south for about 25 miles and turn west onto CR 418. Travel another 2 miles and turn left at the fork. Phone 575-234-5972 Activities FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground

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Bluewater Lake State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 30 Bluewater lake State Park Rd. Prewitt, NM 87045 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 505-876-2391 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Bluewater Lake State Park was established in 1955. Bluewater

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Brantley Lake State park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 33 East Brantley Lake Rd Carlsbad, NM 88221 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-457-2384 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Brantley Lake State Park is situated in the Pecos River

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Brantley Reservoir, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Take US-285 north about 12 miles from Carlsbad, New Mexico or south 24 miles from Artesia. Phone 575-457-2384 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas |

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Caballo Lake State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Highway 187 Caballo, NM 87931 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-743-3942 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Caballo Lake State Park is located in the dramatic landscape of the northern

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Caballo Reservoir, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Take I-25 south 20 miles from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Phone 575-743-3942 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas | Caballo State Park Website

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Carson National Forest, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds | HOPEWELL LAKE CAMPGROUND | FAWN LAKES CAMPGROUND | CIMARRON CAMPGROUND | Agua Piedra Campground | ELEPHANT ROCK CAMPGROUND | COLUMBINE CAMPGROUND (NM) | SANTA BARBARA CAMPGROUND | AMOLE CANYON

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Cerrillos Hills State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 37 Main Street Cerrillos, NM 87010 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 505-474-0196 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Cerrillos Hills State Park is New Mexico’s newest park. Cerrillos Hills were

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City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 327 Highway 61 Faywood, NM 88034 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-536-2800 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas City of Rocks gets its name from the incredible volcanic rock formations

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Clayton Lake State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 141 Clayton Lake Road Clayton, NM 88415 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-374-8808 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas The park is an oasis in the rolling grasslands of northeastern

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Cochiti Lake, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Santa Fe, south on I-25 to exit 264, west on Highway 16 and north on Cochiti Highway (Hwy 22). From Albuquerque, north on I-25 to exit 259, northwest on Highway 22. Phone (505) 465-0307 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED

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Conchas Lake State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 501 Bell Ranch Road Conchas dam, NM 88416 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-868-2270 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Just northwest of Tucumcari, this lake features secluded coves, canyons,

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Conchas Lake, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Phone (505) 868-2221 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas | Conchas Lake Website Petroglyphs

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Coyote Creek State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Highway 434, Mile Marker 17 Guadalupita, NM 87722 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-387-2328 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Coyote Creek State Park, just north of Mora, is nestled

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El Vado Lake State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions State Road 112 Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-588-7247 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Know Before You Go! El Vado Lake State Park has closed

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Elephant Butte Reservoir, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Take I-25 north from El Paso, Texas, about 125 miles. Phone 575-744-5923 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT FS OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails

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Fenton Lake State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 455 Fenton Lake Road Jemez Springs, NM 87025 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-829-3630 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Located at about 7,900 feet in elevation in the Jemez

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Galisteo Dam, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Phone (505) 465-0307 Activities PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas | Galisteo Dam Website To get to Galisteo Dam, it is necessary to drive through lands belonging to Santo Domingo Pueblo Indian Reservation. Please observe

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Gila National Forest, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails | Little Dry #180 Trailhead | Lake Roberts | Mineral Creek #201 Trailhead | Catwalk #207 Trailhead | County B-054 CDNST Trailhead |

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Glade Run, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The recreation area lies between NM State Highways 170, 574, and 516 with multiple entry points on dirt roads. From Farmington, take Piñon Hills Blvd. and turn north onto the main Glade Road, County Road 1980. Travel north 2 miles to the Glade entrance and the open OHV area.

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Head Canyon OHV, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Just south of Farmington via NM 371. Phone 505-564-7600 Activities OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Off-road vehicle users in the 4 Corners area love sites like this.

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Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 640 State Road 95 Los Ojos, NM 87551 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-588-7247 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Heron Lake is a reservoir in Rio Arriba County, in

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Jemez Canyon Dam, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions It is located approximately 15 miles form I-25 to exit 242, west on Highway 44 to Jemez Canyon Road. Phone (505) 465-0307 Activities PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas | Jemez Canyon Dam Website

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La Cueva, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Visitors should park and check in at the Dripping Springs Visitor Center, located 10 miles east of Las Cruces, on the west side of the Organ Mountains. From Exit 1 on Interstate 25, take University Avenue/Dripping Springs Road east to the end. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities CLIMBING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL

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Leasburg Dam State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 12712 State Park Road Radium Springs, NM 88054 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-524-4068 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas The historic Leasburg Dam, Leasburg Canal, and Dam Tender™s House

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Leasburg Diversion Dam, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Site is 15 miles south from Las Cruces on I-25. Phone 505-248-5357 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas | Violet City LanternOfficial Web Site

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Lincoln National Forest, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds | ASPEN GROUP AREA | BLACK BEAR GROUP AREA | UPPER FIR GROUP AREA | SLIDE GROUP AREA | LOWER FIR GROUP AREA | CEDAR CREEK (Sam Tobias) Hiking

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Manzano Mountains State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Mile Marker 3, Highway 131 Mountainair, NM 87036 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 505-469-7608 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Manzano Mountains State Park was established in 1973. “Manzano” is

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McGregor Range, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The public may drive through the Range without permit only on State Road 506 and on County Roads. Use of all other roads requires a permit from the Army. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking

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Morphy Lake State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Morphy Lake Road Mora, NM 87732 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-387-2328 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Know Before You Go! Cimarron Canyon State Park is closed due to

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Nambe Falls Reservoir, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located 18 miles north of Santa Fe via U.S. 84-285, State 503, and Nambe Rt. 1 to entrance at ranger station. Phone 505-248-5357 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas | Nambe

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Oasis State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 1891 Oasis Rd. Portales, NM 88130 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-356-5331 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas You™ll find this true oasis just north of Portales, NM. Oasis State

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Orilla Verde, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The visitor center is located in Pilar, NM, at the intersection of NM 570 and NM 68, 2873 North State Road 68. Phone (575) 758-8851 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails

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Pancho Villa State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 400 West Highway 9 Columbus, NM 88029 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-531-2711 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Pancho Villa State Park has several buildings remaining from the time

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Percha Dam State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Highway 187 Caballo, NM 87931 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-743-3942 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Percha Dam State Park is located just south of Caballo Lake State Park

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Percha Diversion Dam, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Take I-25 south about 22 miles from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Phone 575-743-3942 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas | State

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Picacho Peak, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Interstate 10: Take exit 135 (W. Picacho Ave./Highway 70 East) and travel east for approximately 2.5 miles. Turn north on Picacho Hills Dr. Continue on Barcelona Ridge Rd. after one mile. Travel one more mile, and turn north on Anthem Rd. Follow this for one mile to its

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Rinconada Loop Trail, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Three miles north of Questa, take NM 378 to Wild Rivers Recreation Area. Rinconada Loop crosses the road in several places that are signed. Phone 575-758-8851 Activities BIKING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas

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Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The designated wild and scenic river corridor begins at the New Mexico/Colorado state line and ends at Rinconada, approximately 1 mile downstream of the Taos/Rнo Arriba County line. Phone 575-758-8851 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico

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Rockhound State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 9880 Stirrup Road Deming, NM 88030 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-546-6182 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Rockhound State Park was named for the abundance of minerals in the

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Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds | BLACK CANYON | JEMEZ FALLS (NM) PICNIC AREA | SAN ANTONIO CAMPGROUND | FIELD TRACT CAMPGROUND | JEMEZ FALLS CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails | Palomas Trailhead | Atalaya

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Santa Rosa Lake, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Phone (505) 472-3115 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas | Santa Rosa Lake Website Impounds the Pecos River approximately 121 mi

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Sugarite Canyon State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 211 Highway 526 Raton, NM 87740 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-445-5607 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas The nature enthusiast will appreciate the abundance of wildlife, birds, butterflies, and

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Sumner Lake State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 32 Lakeview Lane Sumner Lake, NM 88119 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-355-2541 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas umner Lake State park is on the grassy plains just northwest

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The Box, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Six miles southwest of Socorro off US 60. Phone 575-835-0412 Activities CLIMBING, HIKING Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas The 640-acre Box Recreation Area is a highly scenic, rugged area which is very popular for technical rock

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Tortugas Mountain, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The parking lots are accessed from University Avenue/Dripping Springs Road, just east of the intersection with Sonoma Ranch Road. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities BIKING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas | BLM New Mexico YouTube

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Two Rivers Dam, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Roswell, 14 miles west on US 70/380, 7 miles south on project access road. Phone (505) 472-3115 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas | Two Rivers Dam Website Visitors can see antelope during

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Ute Lake State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 1800 540 Loop Logan, NM 88426 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-487-2284 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Ute Lake State Park is in a rocky canyon in the Canadian

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Valley of Fires, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Four miles west of the Town of Carrizozo on US 380. Phone 575-648-2241, 575-840-6243 Activities CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas | Valley of Fires Recreation

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Villanueva State Park, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 135 Dodge Road Villanueva, NM 87583 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-421-2957 Campground Reservations New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Prior to being a state park, the land belonged to San Miguel

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