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 Camping & Hiking

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 SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds RIANA – ABIQUIU LAKE Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Abiquiu Lake Website This 5,200 surface acre reservoir offers some of the finest fishing in northern New Mexico. Reptile fossils 200 million years old have been found in the area. The area includes a fine panoramic view of the Cerro Pedernal from the dam. It is surrounded by red sandstone formations

Aden Hills Off-Highway Vehicle Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The Aden Hills OHV Area is approximately 20 miles southwest of Las Cruces. To get to Aden Hills OHV Area from Las Cruces, follow I-25 west to the Corralitos Exit (MM 127), then travel west approximately 3 miles on Robert Larson Blvd (southern frontage road), turning south on County Road B-005. Follow the County Road for approximately 5 miles, and look for sign on the east side of the road, just south of a cattleguard. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities CAMPING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel The Aden Hills Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area encompasses approximately

Aden Lava Flow Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate 25 at Las Cruces, exit onto Interstate 10 west for approximately 17 miles and take exit #127/Corralitos Rd. Turn left at the immediate T-intersection and continue ¼ mile up to the overpass and turn left. Drive over the Interstate and turn right onto Robert Larson Blvd. Drive for just over 2 miles on Robert Larson Blvd, and veer left onto County Road B5. Drive southwest on CR B5 for about 8 ¾ miles, and just after crossing the railroad tracks, turn southeast onto County Road B4. Parallel the fence for approximately 7 ½ miles to the WSA boundary, the WSA is to your right for the next 1½ miles. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related

Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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.

Alamo Hueco Mountains Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Hachita, NM, drive NM Hwy 81 south for approximately 27Ѕ miles to a dirt road between mile markers 18 and 17 with a BLM signed gate. This road crosses private land for the first three miles and the public must remain on the road in this section. Drive east through the gate for approximately 2ј miles, then turn right before a fence and drive south for just under Ѕ mile past another fence. The road then veers southeast for approximately 6 miles (passing unmarked, unmaintained roads) to a dirt road leading south. Drive south for approximately 1ј miles to a T intersection. Turn left or right at the T intersection and the WSA boundary will be to the south of the road for approximately 4ј miles in either direction. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking

Alien Run Mountain Bike Trail, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Aztec, NM, travel northeast on highway NM 550. From the junction of NM 173 and NM 550, travel northeast about 2.9 miles to County Road 2770. On County Road 2770, turn east and travel about 2.7 miles to an oil and gas road. Turn north on the oil and gas road, and travel about 0.5 miles to the top of a hill, cross the cattleguard, and turn east on a narrow road to the parking lot. Phone 505-564-7600 Activities BIKING, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel Alien Run consists of three looped mountain bike trails

Angel Peak Scenic Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Access to the Angel Peak Scenic Area is off of US Highway 550, 15 miles south of Bloomfield on County Road 7175. Follow the gravel road along the canyon rim for approximately six miles to reach the campground, or stop at one of three developed picnic areas along the way. Phone 505-564-7600 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Flickr Angel Peak Scenic Area, located about 30 miles southeast of Farmington, offers more than 10,000 acres of rugged terrain recognized for its scenic and scientific wonders. The nearly 7,000-foot Angel Peak, a

Antelope Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Hwy 380, 7 miles east of I-25, turn right on County road 153 / Fite Ranch Rd (just after crossing an arroyo .2 miles past the end of the guardrail). Drive about 1.25 miles southwest on 153, then turn left (passing County Rd 158 on the right) to continue on County Rd 153 for about .5 miles and veer right to continue on County Rd 153 passing intersecting routes on the left to continue another .5 miles and turn right on an unmaintained unmarked road just past a red-roofed ranch house. Drive on this road for just over .5 miles and you’ll be very near the northern border of the WSA. This road continues along the western border of the WSA for several miles. Phone 575-835-0412 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking

Apache Box Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From the intersection of highways 180 and 78 (approximately 46 miles west of Silver City), drive just over 9 miles west on 78 to Mule Creek and turn south on Brushy Mountain Road. Drive 15 miles on Brushy Mountain Road, passing numerous marked and unmarked intersecting routes (most notably passing Radar Station Road at 12.2 miles). At 15 miles you will come to a locked gate. Park clear of the gate and follow the fence line to the west to avoid the private land. Staying on National Forest land north of the fence, eventually turn south into the WSA. You’ll need to be able to read a map to navigate into the WSA as this is rugged terrain without a trail. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose

Avalon Reservoir, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Avalon Dam FDR Home Group TourOfficial Web Site Avalon Dam and Reservoir, Carlsbad Project, are located on the Pecos River 3 miles north of Carlsbad, New Mexico. The dam is a zoned earthfill structure constructed in 1907. Recreation at Avalon Reservoir is managed by the Carlsbad Irrigation District under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish stocks reservoir and provides law enforcement. The recreation area is open year around. This is a non-fee area with primitive

Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Albuquerque/Bloomfield, NM: Follow Hwy 550 north into Aztec, turn left onto Highway 516, drive 3/4 mile, then turn right onto Ruins Road. Follow Ruins Road 1/2 mile to the monument. From Durango, CO: Follow Hwy 550 south into Aztec, where it will become 516. Turn right onto Ruins Road. Follow Ruins Road 1/2 mile to the monument. From Farmington, NM Follow Highway 516 east into Aztec. 1/4 mile past Lightplant Road, turn left onto Ruins Road. Follow Ruins Road 1/2 mile to the monument. Phone (505) 334-6174 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Aztec Ruins National Monument Official Website Aztec Ruins National Monument Map Pueblo people describe this

Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From NM285 US84 in Pojaque NM. West on NM502, West on NM4 to White rock. Then 12 miles to the monument entrance on the south side of the road. Phone (505) 672-3861 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds PONDEROSA CAMPGROUND (NM) JUNIPER CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Bandelier National Monument Official Website Bandelier National Monument Map Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years. Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives

Big Hatchet Mountains Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Drive south from Hachita, NM, on Highway 81. Between mile 35 and 34, turn left onto County Road C11 (Hatchet Road). In about a ½ mile the road veers right. At approximately 2.1 miles, turn right on Commodore Road and follow this road approximately 3.3 miles to a T intersection. Turn right and drive approximately 1¾ miles to where the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail crosses the road. The Trail is marked by cairns; there is no trail tread. Hike southeast into the WSA. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel The Big Hatchet

Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Bisti Access Parking To reach the Bisti Access Parking Area, Drive NM 371 just under 36 miles south of Farmington (from the San Juan River crossing) or just under 45 miles north of Crownpoint (from the intersection of 371 and Navajo Service Route 9), and turn east on Road 7297 (a gravel road). Drive Road 7297 for approximately 2 miles to a T-intersection and turn left. Drive just under one mile to the Bisti Access Parking Area, which is just south of a broad wash on the east side of the road. There is another, smaller parking area 1/4 mile further north. De-Na-Zin Trailhead To reach the De-Na-Zin access, Drive NM 371 approximately 43 3/4 miles south of Farmington (from the San Juan River crossing) or approximately 37 1/4 miles north of Crownpoint (from the intersection of 371 and Navajo Service Route 9), and turn east on County Road

Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located about 10 miles northeast of Roswell, in Chaves County, New Mexico. From Roswell, take US 380 (Second Street) east about three miles to a refuge sign at Red Bridge Road. Or, take US 285 (Main Street) north to Pine Lodge Road. From the turnoff, it is eight miles to refuge head-quarters. Please follow refuge directional signs. Phone 575-622-6755 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge Located where the Chihuahuan Desert meets the southern plains, Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge provides habitat for some of the rarest creatures in New Mexico. Established

Black River, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 Flickr BLM New Mexico Facebook Page The 1,200-acre Black River Recreation Area is managed to provide low-impact recreation and environmental education opportunities while maintaining a healthy river system and riparian habitat. This river corridor acts as a transition zone between the limestone foothills of the Guadalupe Escarpment and the

Blue Creek Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Lordsburg, NM, drive north then northwest on US Hwy 70 for approximately 25 miles. Turn right on NM 92 and drive approximately 6 miles, crossing the Gila River on the way, to Mud Springs Ranch Rd (A039), approximately one mile east of Virden, NM. Passing unmarked intersecting roads, drive for approximately 5.5 miles on A039 to a 4WD road on the right. Drive south approximately 1/4 mile; the WSA is on the left side of this road for approximately 1 1/4 miles before entering private land. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page

Bluewater Lake State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Bluewater Lake State Park was established in 1955. Bluewater and Cottonwood Creeks feed the lake. This serene lake, located 25 miles west of Grants, is set in a pinon-juniper landscape with views towards the 3,000 acres of wilderness on the north flank of the Zuni Mountains. A forest of cottonwoods, pinon, and juniper surrounds the lake. From Pinon Hills Campground, take the trail to the overlook above the historic 1920s Bluewater Creek Dam, which is an arched concrete dam that was privately built. Explore the history of

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From the north (Socorro, NM), drive nine miles south on I-25 to exit 139, go east one-fourth mile on US 380 to the flashing signal at the village of San Antonio, turn right onto Old Highway 1, and drive south nine miles to the Visitor Center. From the south (Las Cruces, NM), drive north on I-25 to exit 124 (San Marcial), go east on the dirt road 1.5 miles, then north on Old Highway 1 to the visitor center. Phone 505-835-1828 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Established in 1939 to provide a

Bosque del Apache Wilderness, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Chupadera Peak, Indian Wells, and Little San Pascual Wilderness Areas are all located on Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, approximately 16 miles south of Socorro, New Mexico. To get here, travel approximately 8 miles south of Socorro on I-25. Take Exit 139 and travel east on Hwy 380 to San Antonio. Turn south on Hwy 1 approximately 8 miles to the Refuge Visitor Center. There you can recieve information and directions on how to access the Wilderness Areas and Refuge Regulations. Phone 575-835-1828 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Bosque del Apache Wilderness Map Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Bosque del Apache Wilderness The Bosque del Apache Wilderness now contains a

Bottomless Lakes State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 545 A Bottomless Lakes Road Roswell, NM 88201 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-624-6058 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Bottomless Lakes was established in 1933, it was the first state park in New Mexico. It takes its name from nine small, deep lakes located along the eastern escarpment of the Pecos River Valley. Vaqueros (Cowboys) who could not find the bottom of the lakes reportedly gave them their name. They would tie two or three ropes together and drop them into the lakes to try and reach bottom. The ropes were not long enough, so the vaqueros thought the lakes were bottomless! The greenish blue color created

Brantley Lake State park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 33 East Brantley Lake Rd Carlsbad, NM 88221 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-457-2384 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Brantley Lake State Park is situated in the Pecos River Valley near Carlsbad, New Mexico. The rolling grasslands of Southeastern New Mexico are to the east of the park and the Guadalupe Mountains are to the west. The lake takes its name from the reservoir built across the Pecos River in the 1980s by the U.S. Bureau of reclamation. Brantley Dam replaced the earlier McMillan Dam. Primary functions of the lake are flood control and water storage for irrigation and water commitments to Texas and Mexico. The park

Brantley Reservoir, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas New Mexico State Park Web Site Domes and DripstonesOfficial Web Site Recreation at Brantley Dam, Reservoir, Brantley Project, is managed by New Mexico State Parks under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The State Park is open 24 hours year round. There is a visitor center 4.5 miles from park entrance at U.S. 285. Good access roads. No concessionaires. No food service. No lodging within park. Nearest communities from park entrance are Carlsbad, 12 miles south and Artesia, 24

Brokeoff Mountains Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From US Highway 285, take NM 137/Queens Hwy (12 miles northwest of Carlsbad, 23.5 miles south of Artesia) southwest for approximately 50 miles to El Paso Gap (about 12 miles past Queen, NM). Turn north onto Dell City Road, which becomes County Rd G14, and drive about 6ј miles to County Road G17, and turn left. Drive for about 5 miles on G17 (passing structures and beginning to climb uphill after 2ј miles) to County Road G13 and turn south. Drive south for ј mile where G13 becomes the WSA border for ѕ of a mile; the WSA will be on your right (to the west). Note: Signs in this area may be missing. Experience and skill in navigation are necessary to reach this WSA. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to

Caballo Lake State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Highway 187 Caballo, NM 87931 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-743-3942 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 Chihuahuan desert, it has become an oasis in an otherwise arid environment. Caballo Lake is named for the Caballo Mountains that border the lake to the northeast, east, and southeast, in which wild horses roamed; Caballo means “horse” in Spanish. Caballo Lake is a reservoir on the Rio Grande in southern New Mexico. Caballo Lake was built in the 1930s as part of the Depression-era New Deal Program. In 1964 Caballo Lake became a state park. The area

Caballo Reservoir, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Caballo State Park Website Great Onyx TourOfficial Web Site Recreation at Caballo Dam and reservoir, Rio Grande Project, is managed by the New Mexico Division of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The The recreation area is open year around. Best fishing is late April through August. Entry fees charged. Good access roads. Nearest community is Truth or Consequences. The 11,000-acre reservoir created in 1938 across the Rio Grande, is 15 miles long with more than 50 miles of

Cabezon Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Entry into the area is best gained by turning westward from US 550 onto County Road 279 approximately 20 miles northwest of San Ysidro. A green highway sign (labeled San Luis, Cabezon) marks the turnoff. Continue 12 miles (south-west past the village of San Luis) to the Cabezon turn-off onto BLM Road 1114. The pavement ends just beyond San Luis. At the intersection of CR 279 and BLM Road 1114, you will pass by the ghost town of Cabezon. Follow BLM Road 1114 for 2.9 miles to the dirt route that leads east to the trailhead. Travel on CR 279 and BLM Road 1114 is good during dry conditions. During the rainy season, normally in spring and late summer, the roads can get slippery and rutted. During winter, the area can be unreachable. Check with the BLM about road conditions before your visit. Use of this area is regulated

Canyons Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From I- 40 (about 6 miles east of Grants, NM) exit on NM 117. Drive south approximately 26 miles, and turn left onto Cebolla Canyon Road. In about 2 miles, this road becomes the western border of the WSA for approximately 1Ð… miles up to the intersection with Sand Canyon Road. Turning right on Sand Canyon Road, the WSA is on both sides of the road for approximately 2 miles at which point the boundary of the Cebolla Wilderness is reached. Phone 505-761-8700 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM

Capulin Volcano National Monument, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Capulin Volcano National Monument is located in northeast New Mexico. The monument is located 34 miles east of Raton, NM, and 60 miles west of Clayton, NM on NM325 North of US64. No public transportation systems serve the park. Phone (575) 278-2201 Activities BIKING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Capulin Volcano National Monument Official Website Capulin Volcano National Monument Map Once again enjoy the beautiful view from the top of Capulin Volcano as the road has just reopened to vehicle traffic. With a view of four states, this extinct cinder cone rises around 1000 feet above the surrounding landscape giving excellent views of the other volcanoes in the Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions To access the park’s only entrance road, New Mexico Highway 7, turn north from US Hwy 62/180 at White’s City, NM, which is 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Carlsbad, NM and 145 miles (233 km) northeast of El Paso, TX. The entrance road stretches a scenic seven miles (11.3 km) from the park gate at White’s City to the visitor center and cavern entrance. The address for the park’s visitor center is 727 Carlsbad Caverns Hwy, Carlsbad, NM, 88220, located 27 miles (43 km) from the town of Carlsbad. Phone (575) 785-2232 Activities CAMPING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Carlsbad Caverns National Park Official Website Carlsbad

Carrizozo Lava Flow Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Access is from Highway 380, 4.5 miles west of Carrizozo. There are several pullouts on U.S. 380 from which you may hike southwest into the WSA on the lava flow. Phone 575-627-0272 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Flickr The Carrizozo Lava Flow WSA is located in central New Mexico. This lava flow is believed to be one of the most recent lava flows in the continental United States, dating back 1,500 years. This is a flat plain but a rugged landscape

Carson National Forest, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: 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 GROUP SHELTER Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Trampas Lakes Fishing Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Carson National Forest Recreation Opportunities The Carson National Forest offers unlimited recreational opportunities in any season. The magnificent mountain scenery and cool summer temperatures lure vacationers to enjoy the peace and quiet, for fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking. Winter activities include skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Wilderness Areas on the Carson National Forest. Outfitter-Guide Program Analysis The Carson National Forest is gathering information from interested stakeholders to conduct an

Casamero Chacoan Outliers Recreation Management Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 20 miles west of Grants via I-25 & NM 19 Phone 505-761-8700 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Casamero Chacoan Outliers Casamero Pueblo was occupied by the Chacoan Anasazi between A.D. 1000 and 1125. It is an excellent example of a Chacoan outlier (an outlying community connected to Chaco Canyon by prehistoric roads), displaying many of the same cultural and architectural traits found at Chaco Canyon. Casamero was a community building that served a number of nearby farmsteads. It was used for social and religious activities aimed at uniting individual families into a cohesive community. Casamero (along with Chaco Cultural National Historical Park and 6 other outliers) is included on the World Heritage List.

Casamero Pueblo, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions To reach Casamero Pueblo, take the Prewitt exit from Interstate 40, 19 miles west of Grants or 40 miles east of Gallup, NM. From the exit, go a few hundred feet north to the frontage road. Head east on the frontage road (Old Route 66/NM 122) for about 1/2 mile, then north on County Road 19, and continue 4 miles to a small parking area with a BLM sign on the left. A short foot trail leads to the ruins. Phone 505-761-8700 Activities HIKING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM

Cebolla Wilderness Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The Cebolla Wilderness is south of Grants, NM. The Wilderness is located within the El Malpais National Conservation Area. La Ventana Arch Trail From Interstate 40, Drive south on NM Hwy 117 for approximately 8.5 miles from the BLM Ranger Station (17.5 miles from I-40) to the parking area on the left. Narrows Rim Trail The trailhead and parking area for the Narrows Rim Trail are located at the south end of the Narrows Picnic Area 21.5 miles south of I-40 on NM 117. Lobo Canyon Trail From I-40, drive 26 miles south on NM Hwy 117 to the Cebolla Canyon Rd. Drive approximately 5 miles (passing the Sand Canyon Rd. at approximately 3 miles) to a parking area on the right side of the road. The trailhead is on the north side of the road and leads to a petroglyph area Homestead Canyon Trail From I-40, drive 31.6

Cedar Mountains Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-10 (27 miles east of Lordsburg and 32 miles west of Deming), take exit 49 to NM 146 and drive south about 19 miles to NM 9 at Hachita, NM. Drive east approximately 7ј miles on NM 9 then turn left onto County Rd 001 (unmarked), heading northeast. Drive for about 3ѕ miles to the perimeter of private land and park. Avoiding entering private land, hike about 2 ј miles first east and then northeast to reach the southwestern border of the WSA. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico

Cerrillos Hills State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 37 Main Street Cerrillos, NM 87010 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 505-474-0196 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 originally known by the Spanish as the Sierra de San Mateo. Cerrillos Hills, New Mexico’s 35th State Park, is a year-round, day-use park located off the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway (NM Highway 14) between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. You will cross paths with over 1,100 years of mining history along the five miles of trails and enjoy spectacular views of the Sandia, Ortiz, Jemez, and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges. Most of the trails at the park,

Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Road conditions can be rough or impassable. Please call in advance for updates. Phone (505) 786-7014 Activities CAMPING, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds GALLO CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Chaco Culture National Historical Park Official Website Chaco Culture National Historical Park Map Today the massive buildings of the Ancestral Puebloan people still testify to the organizational and engineering abilities not seen anywhere else in the American Southwest. For a deeper contact with the canyon that was central to thousands of people between 850 and 1250 A.D., come and explore Chaco through guided tours, hiking & biking trails, evening campfire talks, and night sky programs.

Chain of Craters Backcountry Byway, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The Chain of Craters Byway is located in Cibola County, near Grants, NM. From Interstate I-40, access may be gained from NM 117 or NM 53. To begin the byway from the south entrance, turn south onto NM 117 from I-40, approximately 5 miles east of Grants. County Road 42 begins approximately 35 miles from the NM 117 turnoff. To begin the byway from the north end, travel I-40 past Grants and take the San Rafael exit south. Travel on NM 53 approximately 25 miles. County Road 42 begins on the south side of NM 53. Please be aware that the Chain of Craters Backcountry Byway requires high-clearance vehicles. The road is not paved, although its dirt and gravel surface is routinely graded by the county. Grades, curves, and road surface can be negotiated with a two-wheel drive, high-clearance vehicle without undue difficulty. During rain and snow seasons the

Chain of Craters Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-40 at the west end of Grants, turn south on Highway 53 (Exit 81) and drive about 26 miles. Turn south on County Road 42, about one mile after the Bandera Crater Ice Caves turnoff. County Road 42 passes through El Malpais National Monument for approximately 3 miles before entering BLM’s El Malpais National Conservation Area. Continue approximately 15 miles to a Y intersection. Turn right and continue another half mile to where the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail crosses the road. Hike north on the trail (there is no trailhead, and the trail is marked with cairns) into the WSA. Phone 505-761-8700 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico

Chamisa Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Highway 550, approximately 18 miles north of San Ysidro, turn west on County Road 279. At 8.5 miles, County Road 279 turns to dirt as it passes through the village of San Luis. At approximately 22.5 miles from Highway 550, turn southwest on BLM road 1103, which begins to climb up onto the mesa. A gate is located just below the top of the mesa. This gate is locked during wet times of year. Park at the gate or just beyond the gate at the top of the mesa and hike southeast into the WSA. Phone 505-761-8700 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New

Cibola National Forest and Grasslands, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds COAL MINE CAPULIN SPRING PICNIC SITE PINE FLAT PICNIC SITES – A and B NINE MILE PICNIC SITE BALSAM GLADE PICNIC SITE CIENEGA PICNIC SITE DOC LONG PICNIC SITES – A and B LAS HUERTAS PICNIC SITE Cedro Peak Camping Sites – Robin and Jay Oak Yucca and Locust Group Picnic Sites Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Red Canyon/spruce Spring Trailhead Sandia Mountains Pine Shadow Trailhead Croton Creek Trailhead Gooseberry Springs Trailhead Comanche Trailhead Manzano Crest North Trailhead Trigo Trailhead Trail Canyon Trailhead La Cueva Trailhead-La Cueva Trail 83 & Picnic Site Encino Trailhead Fourth of July Trailhead Kayser / Cottonwood Trailhead Ox Canyon Trailhead Pine

Cimarron Canyon State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 28869 Highway 64 Eagle Nest, NM 87718 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-377-6271 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 the Ute Park Fire. Hyde Memorial, Fenton Lake, and Morphy Lake State Parks are also currently closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger in the Santa Fe National Forest. Many New Mexico State Parks are currently under Fire Restrictions. Please check the Park status before you go on New Mexico State Parks.com The Cimarron River flows through this narrow, forested canyon, located near Eagle Nest on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway. The park offers beautiful

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 327 Highway 61 Faywood, NM 88034 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-536-2800 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 found here. The park encompasses a one square mile area in the scenic Chihuahuan desert region of southwestern New Mexico at an elevation of 5,200 feet. The city is a geologic formation made up of large, sculptured rock columns, or pinnacles, rising as high as 40 feet and separated by paths or lanes resembling city streets. These rocks were formed about 34.9 million years ago when a very large volcano erupted. Then, erosion over millions of years slowly

Clayton Lake State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 141 Clayton Lake Road Clayton, NM 88415 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-374-8808 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 New Mexico. Get a unique glimpse of the past when you explore one of the most extensive dinosaur track-ways in North America and a close-up look at the stars at the Lake Observatory. The overlook at the end of the Clayton Lake Dam provides a large-scale view of over 800 dinosaur footprint tracks exposed on the spillway. An elevated walkway on the spillway allows close up views of the tracks, but is not a handicap accessible trail. During

Cochiti Lake, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds COCHITI AREA TETILLA PEAK Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Facebook Cochiti Lake Website Cochiti Lake is located within the boundaries of the Pueblo de Cochiti Indian Reservation. Please observe and obey all Pueblo regulations. Do not trespass on lands closed to the public. Cochiti Lake is on the Rio Grande, about half way between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Cochiti Dam is one of

Conchas Lake State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 501 Bell Ranch Road Conchas dam, NM 88416 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-868-2270 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Just northwest of Tucumcari, this lake features secluded coves, canyons, and sandy beaches. One of New Mexico™s largest lakes, you can explore the 11 miles of the Conchas River or 14 miles of the South Canadian River portions of the lake. Conchas lake is a 25 mile long reservoir behind Conchas Dam on the Canadian River. The Dam was completed in 1939 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. This location is of historical significance because of the construction of Conchas Dam from 1935 – 1939 by

Conchas Lake, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Conchas Lake Website Petroglyphs indicate early cultures near here. 34 mi NW of Tucumari on NM 104.

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Because Trail location, use, and condition status across the state are managed by the unique agency office associated with that area, users are encouraged to contact every pertinent office for Trail updates, especially when crossing Wilderness or Wilderness Study Areas. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM Wyoming Twitter BLM Wyoming Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM Wyoming YouTube BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel Continental Divide National Scenic Trail BLM Wyoming Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter

Cowboy Spring Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions There is no legal access to this area. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter Cowboy Spring WSA is located in the southwestern part of New Mexico approximately 50 miles south of Lordsburg. The WSA consists of rugged canyons and rough hill country and is covered by juniper, mixed mountain shrubs, and grasses. This area is located at a convergent point of Chihuahuan Desert, Rocky Mountain, and Sierra Madre ecosystems. The WSA boasts 130 species of birds,

Coyote Creek State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Highway 434, Mile Marker 17 Guadalupita, NM 87722 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-387-2328 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Coyote Creek State Park, just north of Mora, is nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains along a meandering stream. Enclosed by a forest of spruce and pine, the small valley displays abundant wildflowers and beautiful fall foliage. Coyote Creek State Park is preserving a riparian canyon in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Settlement began in 1837 when three residents of Taos received a community land grant from the Mexican government. In the early 1930s many of the parcels were consolidated into a ranch owned by Eusebio Romero.

Crow Canyon Petroglyphs, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions To reach the petroglyphs, a high-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended. Take County Road 4450 for 19 miles south from its junction with Highway 64. Follow the signs across Largo Wash, and then turn north and drive approximately one mile to the mouth of Crow Canyon. (NOTE: Do not cross either wash when water is present, and caution should be used when sand is either very wet or very dry. Get out of your vehicle to check the condition of the wash). Signs direct you to the main panels at the mouth of the canyon. To see the “44 Panel,” follow the road up the canyon, and then park at the well pad. Signs direct you to the trail to the “44 Panel,” a hike of about 3/4 of a mile. Phone 505-564-7600 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

Defensive Sites of Dinetah, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Simon Canyon Ruin Simon Canyon Ruin can be reached by driving to the parking lot and picnic area for Simon Canyon Recreation Area, located on the north side of the San Juan River, 3.5 miles below Navajo Dam. A moderate half-mile hike leads to the site. Frances Canyon Ruin To access the site, take NM Hwy 527 north from US 64 to mile marker 11, and turn left (west). Follow the road to the mesa top. Continue to follow the road to a “T” intersection approximately 2.5 miles from the base of the mesa. Turn right (south) and continue an additional 0.5 miles, then keep left at the Y-intersection, continue about 400 feet, then turn left (northeast), and follow the pipeline about 0.2 miles to the parking area. A short, gentle hike leads to the site. Crow Canyon To reach the petroglyphs, a high-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended.

Devil’s Backbone Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-25 (approximately 34 miles south of Socorro and 24 miles south of San Antonio), take exit 115 (Highway 107) then turn left on Hwy 107 and drive over the Interstate to turn left onto Highway 1. Drive northeast for about 4 miles and turn left on King™s Highway Rd / County Road 124 / A40. King™s Hwy passes immediately under the freeway (taking a couple of jogs within the first 1/2 mile), then straightens to the northwest. Drive for about 6 miles and turn right onto a unmarked road that leads northeast. Drive for approximately 2 Ñ• miles and veer left (northwest) and continue for about 1 Ñ• mile to a gate. From this point, hike west on a 2-track route for about Ð… mile to the southeast corner of the WSA. Phone 575-835-0412 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New

Devil’s Den Canyon Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Highway 137, turn south on Forest Road 540 following it nearly to its end where it intersects Forest Road 3008. Continue on to a short spur, signed 202, which is the trailhead to the Devils Den Trail, #200. Hike trail #200 to its end on a gentle ridge within the WSA. The infrequently maintained trail drops into a wash, and you must be careful to watch for rock cairns marking where it climbs back out of the wash near the mouth of the canyon on the north side. Since the middle section of the trail is on the bottom of a wash, avoid hiking here during times of heavy rain. Phone 575-234-5972 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related

Devil’s Reach Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The WSA can be reached from the north by cross country hiking or horseback riding through the Cibola National Forest. Phone 575-835-0412 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel The Devil’s Reach WSA is a rugged area just west of the Devil’s Backbone WSA. Devil’s Reach is primarily grass covered.

Diablo Canyon, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Access Veterans Memorial Highway (599) from either I-25 south of Santa Fe (exit 282) or off of Saint Frances Drive, NW. Exit onto Camino La Tierra road heading west toward the Rio Grande. After about 4 miles, take a right onto Old Buckman Road and start down a dirt road. After about 7.5 miles, you will reach the turnoff on your left used for parking for the Diablo Canyon Recreation Area. Phone 575-758-8851 Activities CLIMBING, CAMPING, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel

Dripping Springs Natural Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The Dripping Springs Natural Area is 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) 522-1219 Activities HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Las Cruces District Office BLM Facebook Las Cruces District Office BLM Facebook Las Cruces District BLM Facebook Las Cruces District BLM Facebook Las Cruces District BLM Facebook Las Cruces District Facebook. Dripping Springs Natural Area News Release Overlooking Las Cruces from the east are the Organ Mountains, a haven for hikers and adventure seekers alike. The Organs, which rise to over 9,000 feet

Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area is about 1.5 miles south of the City of Farmington on NM 371. Phone 505-564-7600 Activities BIKING, HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Twitter More than 800 acres of fun is waiting for off-road enthusiasts at the Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area south of Farmington. The off-highway vehicle area contains a wide variety of topography including large sand dunes, steep to gentle hillsides, and sandy arroyo bottoms. Innumerable

Eagle Nest Lake State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 42 Marina Way Eagle Nest, NM 87718 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-377-1594 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Located on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, Eagle Nest Lake is surrounded by the stunning scenery of the high mountains of the Moreno Valley. The lake itself is a man-made reservoir created when the Cimarron River was impounded by the Eagle Nest Dam in 1918. The Dam’s purpose was to store the surplus water of the Cimarron River for irrigation. Most of the labor for building the dam was provided by the Taos Pueblo Indians. The largest privately constructed dam in the United States, the concrete structure is 400

Eagle Peak Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Highway 60, drive approximately 20 miles west of Quemado to County Road A7/McKinley Ranch Road. Highway road signs at the intersection indicate a road to the town of Luna (County Road B7) to the south. Turn north (right) on County Road A7/McKinley Ranch Road which is immediately opposite of the road to Luna and drive north for approximately 2.8 miles. From this point, the WSA will be on your right for approximately 1.2 miles. Phone 575-835-0412 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From the north, take I-25 exit Phone 505-954-2000 Activities AUTO TOURING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the “Royal Road of the Interior,” is the earliest Euro-American trade route in the United States. Linking Spain’s colonial capital at Mexico City to its northern frontier in distant New Mexico, the route spans three centuries, two countries, and 1,600 miles. It was part of Spain’s Camino Real Intercontinental – a global network

El Malpais National Conservation Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions El Malpais is located about 80 miles west of Albuquerque and south of Grants, New Mexico. Two state highways provide access to the NCA and Monument, and both are accessible via Interstate 40. Exit 89, east of Grants, will take you along NM Highway 117 which traverses the east side. Exit 81, west of Grants, will take you along NM Highway 53 which travels down the northwestern edge. The BLM Ranger Station is located 9 miles south of I-40 Exit 89 on NM Highway 117. The GPS coordinates above correspond to the BLM Ranger Station. El Malpais National Monument Visitor Center (National Park Service): 1900 E Santa Fe Ave. Grants, New Mexico 87020 (505) 876-2783 Phone 505-280-2918 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas

El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Take exit 85 of I-40 in Grants, New Mexico. After you exit, head south on Santa Fe Ave, and continue straight over the freeway overpass. Take a left at the entrance sign for El Malpais Visitor Center. Continue 300 yards until you reach the parking lot. Phone (505) 876-2783 Activities AUTO TOURING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas El Malpais National Monument Official Website El Malpais National Monument Map The richly diverse volcanic landscape of El Malpais offers solitude, recreation, and discovery. Explore cinder cones, lava tube caves, sandstone bluffs, and hiking trails. Wildlife abounds in the open grasslands and forests. While some may see a desolate

El Morro National Monument, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Albuquerque, NM, or from the east: take Interstate 40 west to Grants. At exit 81, go south on Highway 53 for 42 miles to El Morro National Monument. From Flagstaff, AZ, or from the west: take Interstate 40 east to Gallup. At exit 20, go south on Highway 602 for about 31 miles. Turn east (left) onto Highway 53. El Morro is 25 more miles. Phone (505) 783-4226 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas El Morro National Monument Official Website El Morro National Monument Map Imagine the refreshment of finding water after days of dusty travel. A reliable waterhole hidden at the base of a sandstone bluff

El Vado Lake State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions State Road 112 Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-588-7247 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 access to the remaining boat ramp and is prohibiting the use of motorized boats due to dropping water levels and safety concerns. The lake is still open for non-motorized vessel use such as canoeing, paddle boards or kayaking. The boat ramp will be reopened to motorboats when lake level conditions improve. Please check the Park status before you go on New Mexico State Parks.comEl Vado Lake is a reservoir located in Rio Arriba County, tucked away in the

Elephant Butte Lake State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 101 Hwy 195 Elephant Butte, NM 87935 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-744-5923 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Elephant Butte is a reservoir on the Rio Grande that was built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in 1916. There are historic structures at Damsite that can be visited. The reservoir was a project to provide power and irrigation to south-central New Mexico, and west Texas. This is the largest reservoir in New Mexico. The name “Elephant Butte” was given due to a butte that has the shape of an elephant. This is one of the few lakes in New Mexico that host White Pelican Colonies. In June

Elephant Butte Reservoir, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas New Mexico State Parks Website Grand AvenueOfficial Web Site Elephant Butte Dam and Reservoir are features of the Rio Grande Project, located located on the Rio Grande, 125 miles north of El Paso, Texas. Recreation at Elephant Butte Reservoir is managed by the New Mexico State Parks under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The recreation area is open year-round. Elephant Butte Dam, constructed between 1911 and

Fenton Lake State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 455 Fenton Lake Road Jemez Springs, NM 87025 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-829-3630 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 Mountains, Fenton Lake State Park contains 700 acres, of which 37 acres is lake surface. The property was bought by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and shortly thereafter became a popular state park. The park has only one trail, the Hal Baxter Memorial Cross-Country Ski Trail and Biathlon Practice Area. An easy two-mile loop, it winds along the bank of the Rio Cebolla and by the non-hookup campsites southwest of the lake. The park attracts

Florida Mountains Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Deming, NM drive east on NM 549 approximately 6Ñ• miles and turn right on Rock Hound Rd/NM 143. Drive south for about 5.5 miles on 143, then turn right onto NM 198. Drive approximately 2 miles to where the road ends in Rockhound State Park, Spring Canyon Recreation Area (State fee area). Park at the Lovers Leap Canyon trailhead. The Lovers Leap Trail is .8 miles and ends at the boundary of the WSA. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New

Fort Craig Historic Site, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Fort Craig is about 35 miles south of Socorro. From the north, take I-25 to the San Marcial exit, then east over the Interstate, and south on old Highway 1 (about 11 miles). Then follow the signs to Fort Craig. (If traveling on I-25 from the south, take exit 115.) Phone 575-835-0412 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, PICNICKING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel Fort Craig, established in 1854, was one of the largest and most

Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From the intersection of NM 246 and US 380 in Capitan, NM, drive east on US 380 for 4.3 miles to NM 220, which will be on the right. From the west end of Lincoln, NM, drive west 7.75 miles to NM 220, which will be on the left. Drive south 0.9 for miles to the Rob Jaggers Campground, where maps and an information kiosk are available. Historic Fort Stanton is approximately 1.5 miles further south on NM 220. On the grounds of Fort Stanton, the State of New Mexico operates a museum with information about the Fort and the Fort Stanton – Snowy River Cave NCA. Phone 575-354-0099 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

Fort Union National Monument, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Fort Union National Monument is located in the Northeastern portion of the state of New Mexico. 8 miles off of Interstate I-25 on State Highway NM 161. New Mexico: From Albuquerque (156 miles), Santa Fe (94 miles) or Las Vegas, NM (28 miles) take I-25 North, exit 366 at Watrous, 8 miles on NM 161. Colorado: From Denver (313 miles), Colorado Springs (243 miles) or Raton (95 miles) take I-25 South, exit 366 at Watrous, 8 miles on NM 161. Phone (505) 425-8025 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Fort Union National Monument Official Website Fort Union National Monument Map Exposed to the wind, within a sweeping valley of short

Galisteo Dam, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Phone (505) 465-0307 Activities PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 and obey all Pueblo regulations. Do not trespass on lands closed to the public. Galisteo Dam, administered by the Cochiti Lake Project Office, is a dry reservoir, except for limited storage during runoffs. From Santa Fe, 23 mi S on I-25, to exit 264, 5 mi E on project access road.

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Passenger vehicles can drive north of Silver City, New Mexico to the monument on NM Hwy 15. The 46 mile trip can take up to two hours due to the narrow and mountainous curving nature of the road. Large RVs and vehicles pulling trailers should NOT use NM Hwy 15. From Silver City, take US Highway 180 to Santa Clara. Turn left onto NM Hwy 152 and drive to San Lorenzo. At San Lorenzo, turn left onto NM Hwy 35 and follow it to its termination at NM Hwy 15. Turn right on NM Hwy 15 and follow signs to the park. Phone (575) 536-9461 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Gila Cliff

Gila Lower Box Canyon, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions To access the Gila Lower Box Canyon, take U.S. 70 West from Lordsburg 1.5 miles to NM 464. Go North on NM 464 for 14 miles, and turn West on the bladed County Road. Access to the Gila Lower Box Canyon from the County Road requires a 4-wheel drive, high-clearance vehicle and staying on the existing routes. There are three access points to the river — by turning North off the County Road at 3.5, 6, and 8 miles. The first road (3.5 miles off NM 464) goes north 3.5 miles to the river at Nichol’s Canyon, where you can park and camp under majestic cottonwood trees. Motor vehicles are limited to three access routes to the river in Nichol’s Canyon, and off-road use is prohibited. The other access roads (at 6 and 8 miles off of NM 464) take you to the canyon rim at Fisherman’s Point and

Gila Lower Box Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From US 70, 3.5 miles northwest of Lordsburg, NM, turn north on NM 464. Travel just over 14 miles on 464 and turn west on a bladed county road/Fuller Road. From this road, there are three access points turning north at 3.5, 5, and 8 miles from the road. At 3.5 miles on Fuller Road, turn north onto Nichols Canyon Road and drive about 3.6 miles and veer right to continue on Nichols Canyon Road another 1Ñ• miles. Hike to the southwest; the WSA is past the gaging station. The other two access points end at trails that can be hiked to the river. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation

Gila National Forest, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Little Dry #180 Trailhead Lake Roberts Mineral Creek #201 Trailhead Catwalk #207 Trailhead County B-054 CDNST Trailhead Little Walnut-Gomez Peak Day Use Area Tularosa Cabin Arrastra Interpretive Site Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Gila National Forest The forest is probably best known for its wilderness areas, in particular the Gila Wilderness – the first Congressionally designated wilderness in the United States. The magnificent mountain scenery, cool summer temperatures and relatively warm winters permit a wide range of recreational opportunities during all seasons.. full article

Glade Run, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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. To access the trail system from Piñon Hills, turn north onto College Blvd., travel approximately 1.2 miles just beyond Piedra Vista High School and Lions Wilderness Park. From Flora Vista, turn west onto County Road 3535 from highway 516. Follow the road until the pavement ends, take a left onto non-county maintained road 3536 and travel about 1.5 miles. Access to the Glade is also available from the north. Take NM 574 approximately 6.5 miles from La Plata Highway and turn south onto the main Glade road. Phone 505-564-7600 Activities BIKING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve

Gray Peak Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions There is no legal access to this area. Phone 575-525-4300 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Flickr The Gray Peak WSA is located in southwestern New Mexico about 40 miles from Lordsburg. Through the center of the WSA runs a rugged mountain ridgeline 11 miles long with five peaks and dozens of smaller hills and ridges separated by canyons. Vegetation is comprised of Madrean pine-oak woodland, which provides habitat for uncommon wildlife including Mexican long-tongued bats, coatimundi, desert bighorn, and the green rat snake.

Guadalupe Backcountry Byway, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The Guadalupe Backcountry Byway is located about 12 miles north of Carlsbad, NM, and 23 miles south of Artesia, NM. There are signs on US 285 directing visitors to the Byway. Its entrance is at the intersection of US 285 and State Highway 137 (Queen Highway) near Brantley Lake State Park, and ends in the Lincoln National Forest Guadalupe Ranger District boundary 30 miles to the southwest. It can also be accessed at the southern end by traveling west on Dark Canyon Road from US 62/180. Phone 575-234-5972 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 Flickr BLM

Guadalupe Canyon Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The WSA can be reached from the north by rugged cross country hiking or horseback riding through the Coronado National Forest. Access is unresolved, therefore, check with the Coronado National Forest for current access status regarding the Bunk Robinson WSA. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page The Guadalupe Canyon WSA is located in the southwestern part of New Mexico about 30 miles east of Douglass, AZ. This WSA is managed in conjunction with the contiguous Bunk Robinson

Guadalupe Ruin, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Guadalupe Ruin is approximately two hours from Albuquerque. -From I-25, take exit 242 to US 550. -41.6 miles towards Cuba, take a left at the San Luis-Cabezon turnoff (between mileposts 41 and 42) on CR 279. -At 8.5 miles, the road turns to dirt. -At 12.3 miles stay right. -At 13.8 miles, continue straight. -At 17.2 miles, there is a left turn that tops out on a rise; stay to the left on the main road. -At 21.5 miles, stay left (although it looks like the main road is to the right, it is not. However, if you wish to camp, this is the road to take to the top of Mesa Chivato). -At about 29 miles, there is a deep low water crossing that may become impassible during and after rainstorms. -At 29.5 miles, the parking lot and access trail to the Ruin is on the left. -The

Hackberry Lake Off-Highway Vehicle Use Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Hackberry Lake OHV Use Area is about 20 miles northeast of Carlsbad, NM, and can be accessed at a number of locations. To access the most commonly used parking area, follow US 62/180, turn north on SR 360, and travel approximately 5.7 miles and turn east on CR 222. The parking lot is on the north side of the road. Phone 575-234-5972 Activities CAMPING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Facebook Page The Hackberry Lake Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Use Area offers over

Haystack Mountain Off-Highway Vehicle Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 22 miles northeast of Roswell, NM, just off of US 70. Phone 575-627-0272 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, MOUNTAIN BIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter Haystack Mountain OHV Area BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page Perched on the rugged breaks overlooking the Pecos River, Haystack Mountain Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area offers 1,920 acres of trails to ride. From novices to experts, on bare rock and sandy washes, OHV enthusiasts can find terrain to fit their skill level. The terrain is

Head Canyon OHV, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Just south of Farmington via NM 371. Phone 505-564-7600 Activities OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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.

Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 640 State Road 95 Los Ojos, NM 87551 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-588-7247 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Heron Lake is a reservoir in Rio Arriba County, in northern New Mexico. The lake is part of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation San Juan-Chama Project, which transfers water from the upper reaches of the San Juan River through the 12.8-mile Azotea Tunnel (and under the Continental Divide), into Willow Creek and the Rio Chama (and ultimately into the Rio Grande). The lake, dam, and state park are named after Kenneth A. Heron, an engineer in the early 1900s who realized that water could be diverted from wetter

Homesteads of Upper Largo Canyon, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions These directions originate from Counselors Trading Post on US 550, approximately one hour south of Farmington or one half hour north of Cuba, NM. On the east side of the Counselors Trading Post, proceed north on Rio Arriba County Road 379 8.4 miles to a major road intersection. Turn left (west) onto the main Largo Canyon road toward the cell tower, and proceeded 2.3 miles to Tafoya Canyon (signed). Turn left (west) and proceeded .3 miles to the Margarita Martinez Homestead. The homestead is visible on the north side of the road. From Tafoya Canyon, proceed 1.2 miles north on the Largo Canyon road to a very visible group of large industrial tanks that are sometimes referred to as Tank City and/or Apache Junction. Turn right (east), and proceeded .2 miles. Turn right (south), and proceeded .6 miles and cross Largo Wash. After crossing Largo Wash, take the first

Horse Mountain Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Datil, NM, drive NM Highway 12 southwest for about 25.5 miles. Past mile marker 49, turn north onto Horse Springs Road (unmarked gravel), just before a ranch house. Drive 4.2 miles, and turn on a dirt road to the right. Pass through the gate, and drive 0.8 miles to a parking area (this road requires high clearance). From the parking area, a trail can be hiked or ridden on horseback to Nance Canyon. Phone 575-835-0412 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM

Hoverrocker Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Access to Hoverrocker is cross country hiking from U.S. Forest Service lands in New Mexico or BLM lands in Arizona. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Flickr This WSA is a 22-acre area that remained after the adjacent Arizona portion of the WSA was released from wilderness review in 1990. The remaining New Mexico portion continues to be managed as a WSA pending Congressional action.

Hyde Memorial State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 740 Hyde Park Road Santa Fe, NM 87501 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 505-983-7175 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas New Mexico™s second State Park is set in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains amongst a forest of pines along Little Tesuque Creek. The park is a short drive from Santa Fe and offers excellent group facilities and campsites. There are beautiful hiking trails with spectacular views. You can enjoy Hyde Memorial State Park in the winter months too with snowshoeing, sledding and cross-country skiing. The historic Hyde Park lodge was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, along with the ski runs and tow rope building

Ignacio Chavez Special Management Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Travel northwest on US 550 from Bernalillo, NM, past San Ysidro (23 miles from Bernalillo). Continue northwest along US 550 about 20 more miles to the junction with County Road 279 to the west (left). A green highway sign (labeled “San Luis – Cabezon – Torreon”) marks the County Road 279 turnoff. This paved road passes through the small village of San Luis, after which the road turns to gravel and dirt. Travel on this dirt road approximately 18 miles, crossing the bridge over the Chico Arroyo, until the road splits – County Road 279 continues south to Guadalupe and BLM Road 1103 begins west. Travel on 1103 for about one mile, until County Road 25 splits to the north. BLM Road 1103 continues to the mesa top of the Ignacio Chavez Grant. Phone 505-761-8700 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve

Jemez Canyon Dam, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Jemez Canyon Dam Website Jemez Canyon Dam, is located within the boundaries of the Santa Ana Pueblo Indian Reservation. Please observe and obey all Pueblo regulations. Do not trespass on lands closed to the public. Jemez Canyon Dam, administered by the Cochiti Lake Project Office, is a small reservoir with picnic and overlook facilities. There is no access to the water. It is located approximately 15 mi form I-25 to exit 242, W on Hwy 44 to Jemez Canyon Road.

Jornada del Muerto Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions To access the northern border of the WSA, drive east from I-25 on Hwy 380 at San Antonio for just over 7 miles and turn right on County road 153/Fite Ranch Rd (just after crossing an arroyo / .2 miles past the end of the guardrail). Drive for about 1.5 miles and veer right to continue on CR 153/Fite Ranch Rd. The road will trend to the south, but will zigzag to the southeast and southwest numerous times for the next 23 Ð… miles before reaching the northern border of the WSA. At about 25 miles from Highway 380, turn west on a road which is the northern border of the WSA for approximately 2 Ñ• mile. Hike cross-country to the south into the WSA from a point along this road. Phone 575-835-0412 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Albuquerque, head north on I-25 and take the exit for Santo Domingo/Cochiti Lake Recreation Area (Exit 259) off I-25 onto NM 22. Follow the signs on NM 22 to Cochiti Pueblo and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. From Santa Fe, head south on I-25 and take the Cochiti Pueblo Exit 264 off I-25 onto NM 16. Turn right off NM 16 onto NM 22, and follow the signs to Cochiti Pueblo and the National Monument. Note, following the GPS coordinates may take you through tribal lands that are not accessible. Please follow the directions above and access the Monument from I-25. Phone Monument: 505-331-6259, Field Office: 505-761-8700 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, DAY USE AREA Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related

Kilbourne Hole Volcanic Crater, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Directions to Hunt’s Hole and the north side of Kilbourne: Take I-10 to Texas Exit 2, and turn left at Gadsen High School to start on NM-28. Continue on this road for about 4 miles (6.4K). Turn right at Mercantil Ave./NM-182. Continue for about 1 mile. At the first intersection, turn right at Alvarez St. (the Union Mercantile store is one the corner). Continue for about half a mile. Stay left at the fork. Continue on Co. Rd. A020 for about 7.8 miles. Turn right on Co Rd A012. Continue for about 3 miles. Turn left on Co Rd. A011. Continue for about 8 miles. Turn slightly to the left onto Co Rd. A013. Continue for about 3 miles, or until you can see the hole. To get to Kilborne Hole: Make a U-turn and return the way you came on Co. Rd. A013. After about 4.5 miles, you

La Cienequilla Petroglyphs, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site is very close to the City of Santa Fe. From the intersection of Airport Road and NM 599, continue west on Airport Road for 3.3 miles. There is a gravel parking area on the west side of the road and a BLM sign. Follow a trail marked by arrows for about five to ten minutes to access the basalt cliffs where the petroglyphs are located. Phone 575-758-8851 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM

La Cueva Non-Motorized Trail System, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The La Cueva Non-Motorized Trail System is located partially within the city limits of Carlsbad, NM, on its southwest side. From Lea Street, go west to Standpipe Rd. Turn south and travel 3 miles to the gravel access road. Turn right and travel approximately 0.3 miles to the trailhead and parking area. Phone 575-234-5972 Activities BIKING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Flickr The La Cueva Non-Motorized Trail System covers approximately 2,200 acres and contains

La Cueva, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 SITE, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 Flickr BLM New Mexico Facebook Page La Cueva rock shelter is an archeological site located at the foot of the Organ Mountains outside Las Cruces, New Mexico. The shelter was occupied from almost 5,000 BC through the historic period that followed the arrival of

Lake Valley Backcountry Byway, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Go west of Caballo Lake on NM 152, then south on NM 27. Alternatively, from NM 26 at the town of Nutt, travel north on NM 27 for about 12 miles. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities AUTO TOURING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel Lake Valley Backcountry Byway BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Flickr A meandering 48-mile drive on paved roads takes visitors through ranching and mining country and past the ruins of the 1880s mining town of Lake Valley. The Lake Valley Back

Lake Valley Historic Townsite, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Go west of Caballo Lake on NM 152, then south on NM 27. Alternatively, from NM 26 at the town of Nutt, travel north on NM 27 for about 12 miles. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities AUTO TOURING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Flickr Lake Valley Historic Townsite BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel The mining town of Lake Valley was founded in 1878 after silver was discovered. Almost overnight, the small frontier town blossomed into a

Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The Refuge is 6 miles southeast of the city of Las Vegas, New Mexico. Refuge Headquarters can be reached from I-25 at exit 345; then east on State Highway 104 for 1.5 miles, then south on State Highway 281 for about 4 miles. Phone 505-425-3581 Activities AUTO TOURING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge With the Rocky Mountains to the west, the Great Plains to the east, and the Chihuahuan Desert to the south, Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge encompasses a diversity of habitats. Located along the Central Flyway, the Refuge provides an important resting, feeding, and wintering area for migrating geese, ducks, and cranes.

Leasburg Dam State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 12712 State Park Road Radium Springs, NM 88054 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-524-4068 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 perched at the edge of the bluff overlooking the dam were built between 1906 and 1908 by the U.S. Reclamation Service. The dam was the first water diversion structure built on the Rio Grande in New Mexico by the Reclamation Service, predating Elephant Butte Dam by almost 10 years. Its purpose was to provide irrigation water for the Mesilla Valley. The historic El Camino Real used by the Spanish to supply northern colonies around Santa Fe passes near

Leasburg Diversion Dam, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Violet City LanternOfficial Web Site NM State Web Site Leasburg Diversion Dam, Rio Grande Project, is on the Rio Grande 62 miles north of El Paso at the head of Mesilla Valley. Recreation at Leasburg is managed by the New Mexico State Parks under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The park headquarters can be reached at (505) 524-4068. The park is open year-round. Leasburg Diversion Dam is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Elephant Butte Irrigation District.

Lincoln National Forest, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: 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 Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Guadalupe RD Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Lincoln National Forest Welcome to the Lincoln’s Recreation page. General Questions about Recreating on the Lincoln? Call your local Ranger Station and check on temperatures, conditions, best place to go for your wishes and much more. Download Geo-PDF’s of popular trail areas for use in your phones:  Click Here

Little Black Peak Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Access is from Highway 380, 4.5 miles west of Carrizozo. There are several pullouts on U.S. 380 from which you may hike northeast onto the lava flow. Phone 575-627-0272 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel The Little Black Peak WSA is located in the central part of New Mexico. At 5,676 feet, Little Black Peak, the primary source of the surrounding lava flow, is the only feature rising significantly above the surrounding flat plain. It is a rugged landscape of lava

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 1504 Miehls Drive N Carlsbad, NM 88220 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website Phone 575-887-5516 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas This native wildlife zoo in Carlsbad, NM is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, exhibits more than 40 species of animals and hundreds of species of plants native to the Chihuahuan Desert. The park provides an up-close experience for visitors, with a variety of fun interpretive programs for every season geared for the entire family. Living Desert also has beautiful hiking trails, picnic areas and group facilities. The Mescalero Apache once roamed the hills surrounding the park and occasionally performs agave roasting at the park. Living Desert

Lonesome Ridge Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From U.S. Highway 285, take NM 137/Queens Hwy (12 miles northwest of Carlsbad, 23.5 miles south of Artesia) southwest approximately 36 miles to Queen, NM. Continue about 3 miles past Queen and turn left, heading southeast on Forest Road 540 (County Road 412/Guadalupe Ridge Road), and drive for about Ѕ mile, and veer right to continue on Forest Rd 540 for 3ѕ miles. Turn left on Forest Road 69 (Klondike Gap Road), drive for 2ј miles, and turn right on Forest Road 69A, just after Road 69 starts heading northwest; continue another 2ј miles to the Dark Canyon Lookout. Turn right (southwest) on Forest Road 201 (4 wheel drive required at this point). Drive or hike for just over 2Ѕ miles southeast to Forest Road 3010 and turn left. Drive approximately 1 mile on Road 3010 to where the Lonesome Ridge Trail begins (this is National Forest land). Hike

Manzano Mountains State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Mile Marker 3, Highway 131 Mountainair, NM 87036 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 505-469-7608 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Manzano Mountains State Park was established in 1973. “Manzano” is Spanish for apple and refers to old apple orchards found in the town of Manzano. Manzano Mountains State Park is an excellent destination for hiking and camping. Nestled in the wooded foothills of the Manzanos, this park provides a quiet retreat and is a nice family get-away. Wildlife viewing, birding and photography along the many trails are great activities at this park. Manzano offers 23 developed camp sites, 9+ electrical sites, allows horseback riding, group shelters, electric hookups,

Manzano Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Access to the WSA is a cross-country hike through the adjoining Manzano Wilderness managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Phone 505-761-8700 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel The Manzano WSA is under consideration for addition to the Manzano Wilderness managed by the Cibola National Forest.

Mathers Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Roswell, travel east on US 380 about 41 miles to a highway rest stop (about 31 miles west of Tatum). Opposite the rest stop on the north side of the highway is a caliche surface road (Mathers Road). Travel north on that road about four miles to the edge of the WSA on the west side of the road. Look for a monument indicating the Mathers National Natural Landmark. Phone 575-627-0272 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page The Mathers WSA

Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Cimarron, NM (Colfax County) Drive east on NM-58 to Interstate 25. Go north on I-25 and take the Maxwell Exit (426). Drive north 0.8 miles on State Highway 445. At the intersection of State Highways 445 and 505, drive 2.5 miles west. Turn north on Lake 13 Road at the refuge entrance sign and drive 1.25 miles to the refuge Visitor Center. The distance is 30 miles and the estimated driving time is 39 minutes. (To avoid the Interstate, an alternate route from Cimarron would be to drive north on US-64 to the intersection of State Highway 505 and US-64. Turn east on to State Highway 505, and drive 10 miles. Turn north on Lake 13 Road at the refuge entrance sign and drive 1.25 miles to the refuge visitor center. The distance is 23 miles and the estimated driving time is 29 minutes). From Raton, NM (Colfax

McGregor Range, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel The McGregor Range includes over 606,000 acres of withdrawn public lands on the west side of Otero Mesa. These lands are jointly managed by the BLM and the U.S. Army, in accordance with the Military Lands Withdrawal Act

McKittrick Canyon Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Highway 285 northwest of Carlsbad, take highway 137 to the Dog Canyon Campground in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. You will see the slopes of the McKittrick Canyon WSA to the northeast, though private land precludes public access to the WSA. Phone 575-234-5972 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Twitter The McKittrick Canyon WSA is located in southern New Mexico, approximately 40 miles southwest of Carlsbad. It is contiguous with the Guadalupe Escarpment WSA (managed by the U.S. Forest Service). McKittrick Canyon

Mescalero Sands North Dune Off-Highway Vehicle Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Roswell, travel east 45 miles on US 380 and turn south at the sign. From Tatum, travel west 27 miles on US 380. Phone 575-627-0272 Activities CAMPING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Twitter Mescalero Sands North Dunes OHV Area: Public Lands Web Site BLM New Mexico Flickr Mescalero Sands North Dune OHV Area BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page More than 610 acres of towering 90+ foot sand dunes await your enjoyment in the Mescalero Sands North Dune Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area.

Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 5000 Calle del Norte Mesilla, NM 88046 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-523-4398 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Mesilla Valley Bosque State park preserves a bosque along the Rio Grande. The park consists of river woodlands and restored wetlands. It is used by migratory birds, and is popular for birdwatching, walking, and bicycling. The park is located on the Rio Grande near Las Cruces and 1.5 miles from historic Mesilla. Visitors have many opportunities to view wildlife in natural surroundings while strolling one of the self-guided nature trails. Enjoy a fun ranger-led tour! It is a day-use only park, and camping is not allowed. Park Elevation is

Mesita Blanca Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Highway 60, drive approximately 20 miles west of Quemado to County Road A7/McKinley Ranch Road. Highway road signs at the intersection indicate a road to the town of Luna (County Road B7) to the south. Turn north (right) on County Road A7/McKinley Ranch Road which is immediately opposite of the road to Luna and drive north for approximately 6.5 miles. From this point, the WSA’s eastern edge will be on your left for approximately 7.5 miles (the road twice passes through private property with ranch houses, please do not trespass on private property). Phone 575-835-0412 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New

Morphy Lake State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Morphy Lake Road Mora, NM 87732 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-387-2328 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 the Ute Park Fire. Hyde Memorial, Fenton Lake, and Morphy Lake State Parks are also currently closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger in the Santa Fe National Forest. Many New Mexico State Parks are currently under Fire Restrictions. Please check the Park status before you go on New Mexico State Parks.com Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at 8,000 feet in elevation, this hidden lake sits at the edge of the Pecos Wilderness. The

Mount Riley Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-10, about 8 miles south of Anthony, NM (at the TX state line), take exit #8 to TX 178/Artcraft Rd. After exiting, take the second right onto TX 178/Artcraft Rd and drive about 9 miles to NM 9/Columbus Rd (Note: TX-178 becomes NM-136 at the state line). Turn right and drive west about 24 miles on NM Hwy 9 to County Road 005. Turn right and drive north approximately 4.5 miles to County Road 007. Turn Right on County Road 007. This road forms the boundary of the WSA (which is on the left) for approximately 6 miles. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New

Mudgetts Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From US Hwy 62/180, 10 miles southwest of Carlsbad, NM, turn west on County Road 408/ Dark Canyon Rd. Drive just over 12ј miles on CR 408 and turn south on an unmarked/unnamed road. Drive generally in a southerly direction on this road, passing numerous well pads, for nearly 5Ѕ miles. Pass the last well pad and park on the south end of it; the WSA is on the west side of the road. The road continues for another mile or so, but is a rough four wheel drive route. This road forms the eastern border of the WSA. Phone 575-234-5972 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM

Nambe Falls Reservoir, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Nambe Falls Reservoir Group Underground TourOfficial Web Site Nambe Falls Dam and Reservoir are on the Rio Nambe 25 miles north of Santa Fe, NM are features of the San Juan – Chama Project. Recreation at Nambe Falls is managed by the Nambe Pueblo under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The Pueblo can be reached at (505) 455-2036. Usually closed mid-November to mid-March. Fee area. Roads good to fair in recreation area. Goods and services at ranger station. No

Navajo Lake State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 36 Road 4110 #1 Navajo Dam, NM 87419 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 505-632-2278 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Navajo Lake State Park is situated amid the San Juan River Canyon lands which is covered by Pinon and Juniper woodlands. The San Juan River itself has lush cottonwood bosques. The general park area was first occupied by the ancestors of today’s Pueblo and Navajo peoples. Navajo Lake State Park was established in 1962 when the U.S Bureau of Reclamation completed Navajo Dam. The dam is one of the largest earthen dam structures built by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in the United States. Navajo Lake backs up water

Navajo Reservoir – New Mexico, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Take U.S. Highway 160 east from Durango to the intersection of State Highway 172, about 5 miles. Turn right and take State Higway 172 south through Ignacio to the stateline, about 30 miles. Continue south on State Highway 511 to the Navajo Lake State Park entrance near Navajo Dam, New Mexico, about 20 miles. Phone 505-632-2278 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas New Mexico Web Site Navajo Dam, at an elevation of 6,085 feet, was completed in 1963 and is the principal storage feature for the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project. The reservoir is one of

Oasis State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 1891 Oasis Rd. Portales, NM 88130 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-356-5331 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 Park is set among cottonwood trees, shifting sand dunes, and a small fishing lake. Oasis State park preserves the beauty of this oasis in the sandy desert of the Llano Estacado or staked plains, forming the high plateau grasslands of eastern New Mexico and west Texas. Oasis State Park was established in 1961. The pond is stocked with catfish and trout. Trails weave up and down and around the sand dunes; watch carefully for lizards, snakes, and other

Ojito Wilderness Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Seismosaurus Trailhead From Bernalillo, travel on U.S. 550 about 21 miles (about 2 miles before San Ysidro) turning left onto Cabezon Road (County Road 906). Follow the left fork approximately 91/4 miles to an Ojito Wilderness sign. Continue almost 3/4 mile to parking area on the left. A trail leads north, across the road and through a fence, into the Wilderness. Hoodoo Trailhead From Bernalillo, travel on U.S. 550 about 21 miles (about 2 miles before San Ysidro) turning left onto Cabezon Road (County Road 906). Follow the left fork approximately 91/4 miles to an Ojito Wilderness sign. Continue almost 3/4 mile to a developed parking area on the left side of the road. From the parking area, walk back about 400 feet to the east where a trail leads north into the Wilderness on the opposite side of the road. Please Note: 1. Though these trailheads are off

Old Spanish Trail National Historic Trail, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Please check map for directions. Phone 505-954-2000 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page The Old Spanish National Historic Trail links Santa Fe and Los Angeles across six states and 2,700 miles. It traverses red rock mesas, passes below snow-capped peaks, and fords untamed rivers, avoiding the immense depths of the Grand Canyon and skirting the continent™s harshest deserts. The trail takes its name from the Spanish colonies in northern New Mexico and southern California that were linked by

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 409 Dog Canyon Road Alamogordo, NM 88310 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-437-8284 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Set against the dramatic Sacramento Mountains, this park features a historic ranch house, quiet camping in the Chihuahuan Desert, and the unique oasis of pools of water under the cottonwood trees of Dog Canyon. Enjoy a short walk on the Riparian Nature Trail or a challenging hike up the Dog Canyon Trail. While at the park visitor center, take the short trail to see the ruins of Francois-Jean Frenchy Rochas™ 1880s-1890s stone cabin above the pools of water in Dog Canyon. Frenchy is credited with building the miraculous staircase

Orilla Verde, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Orilla Verde Recreation Area The Orilla Verde Recreation Area is located within the Rнo Grande Del Norte National Monument and along the Rнo Grande Wild and Scenic River. Nestled along the banks of the Rнo Grande and within the steep-walled Rнo Grande Gorge, the campgrounds in this area offer nearby access to the river. The elevation along the river is 6,100 feet and the steep canyon rises 800 feet from the

Pancho Villa State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 400 West Highway 9 Columbus, NM 88029 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-531-2711 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 Pancho Villa’s 1916 raid, and are listed on the National register of Historic Places. These include the 1902 U.S. Customs House, two adobe structures dating from the Camp Furlong-era, and the 1916 Camp Furlong Recreation Hall. The old customs House is now used by park visitors as a meeting place and library. The new visitor center and museum has exhibits describing the histories of Pancho Villa, the Columbus raid of 1916, and the General Pershing Punitive Expedition. The

Pecos National Historical Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Pecos National Historical Park is 25 miles east of Santa Fe, New Mexico off of Interstate 25. Visitors travelling north on I-25: take exit 299 on to HWY 50 to Pecos village and south two miles on State Road 63. Those travelling south on I-25: take exit 307 and proceed four miles north to the Park on State Road 63. Phone (505) 757-7241 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Pecos National Historical Park Official Website Pecos National Historical Park Map In the midst of piñon, juniper, and ponderosa pine woodlands of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains not far from Santa Fe, the remains of Indian pueblos stand as

Pecos River Corridor, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The Pecos River Corridor Recreation Area stretches along the Pecos River, north of Loving, NM, to the NM-TX State line. The public access boat ramp is located on the NM-TX State line, east of US 285 on County Road 276. Public land in the corridor is intermingled with private and state land. Phone 575-234-5972 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel Pecos River Corridor BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel The Pecos River Corridor Recreation Area includes 6,000 acres of land with access to the

Pe�a Blanca Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate 10, approximately 11 miles south of Las Cruces, take exit 151 and drive northeast on County Road B059 approximately 4.7 miles to the southwestern boundary of the WSA. From this point, the road forms the southern boundary of the WSA for approximately 2.1 miles. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel The Peña Blanca WSA is located in the south-central portion of New Mexico on the eastern edge of Las Cruces. The Peña Blanca rock shelters are the site of the earliest known cultivated corn in the United States, a primitive variety

Peloncillo Mountains Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate-10 take Exit #3 at Steins, NM (19 miles southwest of Lordsburg). Turn right at the stop sign off the exit, drive less than ј mile (passing the Steins ghost town) and turn right onto Summit Road / Steins Rd. Cross the railroad tracks and drive northeast, then north for about 10 Ѕ miles, staying on Summit Road (passing Steins Road & Steins Mtn Road on the left at about 3 miles, and County Road A014 on the left at about 9 miles). At approximately 10 Ѕ miles you will reach Braidfoot Road on your left. Turn left and follow the road southwest. This road forms the southern WSA boundary. The WSA will be on your right for approximately 2 Ѕ miles. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to

Percha Dam State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Highway 187 Caballo, NM 87931 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-743-3942 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 on the Rio Grande. Percha Dam is a diversion structure and is one of six on the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation™s Rio Grande Project and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Percha Diversion Dam was completed in 1918. The dam diverts water into the 27.1-mile-long Rincon Valley Main Canal which irrigates lands in the Rincon Valley between Truth or Consequences and Las Cruces. Percha Dam State Park offers a group picnic shelter, 50 developed campsites

Percha Diversion Dam, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas State Web Site Percha Diversion Dam and Canal system, Rio Grande Project, are on the Rio Grande, 2 miles downstream from Caballo Dam. It diverts water into the Rincon Valley Main Canal. The dam was completed in 1918. Percha Diversion Dam is an integral feature of the Rio Grande Project, an early Reclamation irrigation project authorized in 1905. The Dam is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A small visitor center operated by New Mexico State Parks is

Perea Nature Trail, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Bernalillo, travel about 20 miles north on US 550, cross the Rio Salado bridge and turn left (west) on the paved access road just before the village of San Ysidro. A brown state highway recreation sign is posted on US 550 at the turnoff. Phone 505-761-8700 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter Perea Nature Trail BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel A mountain peak dominates the one-mile Perea Nature Trail — located just outside the village of San Ysidro in northwest New Mexico. The

Petaca Pinta Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions There is currently no public access to this WSA. Phone 505-761-8700 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page This area is known for its dramatic, colorful, and diverse topography that features lava, colorful mesas, and cliffs of sandstone. It is full of geological, biological, and archaeological features, including both riparian and canyon-wall ecology. Vegetation includes piсon-juniper, desert scrub, cottonwoods, willows, and cattails.

Petroglyph National Monument, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions GPS: Lat: 35.139 Long: -106.711 From Interstate 40, take the Unser Blvd. exit (#154) proceed north 3 miles to Western Trail. Turn left or west onto Western Trail and follow road to the Visitor Information Center parking lot. From Interstate 25, take the Paseo del Norte exit (#232) and proceed west to Coors Road exit south (must be in center lane to veer left at the Y). Proceed south on Coors Road to Western Trail. Turn right or west onto Western Trail and follow road to the Visitor Info Center parking lot. Phone (505) 899-0205 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Petroglyph National Monument Official Website Petroglyph National Monument Map Petroglyph National Monument

Picacho Peak, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 end. Turn north on Loop Rd. (unpaved). Follow this for 1.5 miles to the trailhead parking lot. From Interstate 25: Take exit 6 (Highway 70 West/Las Cruces). Travel west (this is also known as N. Main St.) for approximately 2.5 miles. Turn right (west) on W. Picacho Ave., and follow this for 4 miles. Turn north on Picacho Hills Dr. Continue on Barcelona Ridge Rd. after one mile. Travel one mile and turn north on Anthem Rd. Follow this for one mile to its end. Turn north on Loop Rd. (unpaved). Follow this for 1.5 miles to the trailhead parking

Prehistoric Trackways National Monument, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Coming from the North (I-25): At the Doсa Ana Exit: From NM320 (Thorpe Road) in Doсa Ana, go west to US 85, then go north about a half a mile to Shalem Colony Road. Turn west on Shalem Colony Trail, which curves to the south. Go about 1.5 miles until you cross over the Rio Grande, and take a right onto county road, Rocky Acres Trail. After turning on Rocky Acres Trail, go approximately 1/4 mile, and then turn left onto the only dirt road (Permian Track Road) leading to the west. Cross over a cattleguard, and continue to the west. This road, past about a mile, is for high-clearance, 4wd vehicles only. Coming from the South (Las Cruces): Travel on Picacho Ave./Hwy. 70, at the stop light with Shalem Colony Trail. Go north on Shalem Colony Trail for approximately 5.5 miles. Prior to reaching the Rio Grande, you

Presilla Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions To reach the northeastern border of the WSA, take the Escondida exit (#152) from I-25 (approximately three miles north of Socorro and 23 miles south of Bernardo & Hwy 60 E). Drive east and then immediately north to follow NM 408 for just over one mile to Pueblito Road. Turn right on Pueblito Road and drive east for less than one mile to the community of Pueblito; passing Escondida Lake and crossing the Rio Grande. At Pueblito, turn right onto Bosquecito Rd which parallels the Rio Grande, and drive just under 1 mile, and turn left onto a dirt road that goes east. This is the Quebradas Backcountry Byway, which is marked by signs. Follow this road, passing unmaintained, intersecting roads along the way for approximately 7.5 miles. From this point, the WSA will be on your right for approximately 3 Ñ• miles. Phone 575-835-0412 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING

Quebradas Backcountry Byway, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The south end of the Byway begins 11 miles east of San Antonio via US 380 at County Road A-129. From the north, take the Escondida exit off of I-25 and follow the east frontage road to the north to Escondido Lake. Head east and pass over the Rio Grande. At Pueblito, turn right and head south for about 1 mile to the beginning of the Byway. Turn left and go east and look for the Byway signs and information. Phone 575-835-0412 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter

Red River Wild and Scenic River, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Taos, follow NM 68 north 7 miles. Take NM 522 approximately 20 miles to Questa. Travel 3 miles past the stoplight in Questa to NM 378. Turn left onto NM 378, and follow the signs about 12 miles west to the Wild Rivers Recreation Area. Phone 575-758-8851 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Twitter The Red River, located within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, is designated Wild and Scenic for its lower 4 lower miles before it joins with the Rio Grande. Flowing out of the Sangre de Cristo

Red Sands Off-Highway Vehicle Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The Area is accessed from the west side of U.S. Highway 54 approximately 20 miles south of Alamogordo (between mile markers 44 & 45). Phone 575-525-4300 Activities CAMPING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel The landscape within the Red Sands Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area is primarily mesquite coppice dunes that range from one meter to several meters in height. There are over 100 miles of trails that have been developed by users. Although the trails are utilized during organized motorcycle

Rinconada Loop Trail, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Facebook Page The Rinconada Loop Trail is a wide, 5-mile long, all weather surface, beginner level trail within Wild Rivers Recreation Area.

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The RÍo Grande del Norte National Monument, Wild Rivers Visitor Center is located in Cerro, NM, at 1120 Cerro Road. Go north from Questa on NM 522 and turn left on State Road 378; the Visitor Center is about 17 miles from the turn off. Phone 575-758-8851 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas The RÍo Grande del Norte National Monument is comprised of rugged, wide open plains at an average elevation of 7,000 feet, dotted by volcanic cones, and cut by steep canyons with rivers tucked away in their depths. The RÍo Grande carves an 800 foot deep gorge

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 2901 Candelaria Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87107 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 505-344-7240 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Located on the Rio Grande flyway in the heart of Albuquerque, the park offers excellent birdwatching opportunities throughout the year. There are indoor and outdoor wildlife viewing areas overlooking ponds, and trail access to the Rio Grande Bosque. The visitor center contains numerous exhibits suitable for school groups to educate the public about Rio Grande ecosystems, and to foster positive human interactions with those systems. The education building often has interpretive and wildlife programs: please check the park website for Kids summer day camps and special events held at

Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page The Rнo Grande Wild and Scenic River, located within the Rнo Grande del Norte National Monument, includes 74 miles of the river as it passes through the 800-foot deep Rнo Grande Gorge. Flowing out of the snowcapped Rocky Mountains in Colorado, the river journeys 1,900 miles to the Gulf of Mexico.

Robledo Mountains OHV Trail System, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The Robledo Mountains OHV Area and SST Trail are in the Robledo Mountains about four miles northwest of Las Cruces. Take Valley Drive (U.S. 85) north to Shalem Colony Trail, go west on Shalem Colony Trail across the Rio Grande, turn right on Rocky Acres Trail, and take the first left off the wide dirt road. You will see signs for extreme four-wheel drive trails south of the main road; trails north of that road have been closed. The main road goes west toward a rock mine; take the left fork in the arroyo bottom, climb the hill, and go right up the canyon bottom to find the mountain bike trail and additional extreme four-wheel drive routes. Phone (575) 525-4300 Activities BIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose

Robledo Mountains Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-25, exit at the Radium Springs/Fort Selden exit (NM 157) 15 miles northwest of Las Cruces and drive southwest for 1½ miles to NM 185/North Valley Drive. Drive north on NM 185 for 1¾ miles and turn left onto Faulkner Canyon Road/County Rd D59 (½ mile west of the Blue Moon Bar and Cafe). Phone 575-525-4300 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Twitter The Robledo Mountains WSA is located in the south-central portion of New Mexico in the Chihuahuan Desert. A diversity of habitats such as canyons, limestone cliffs, gentle slopes, caves, and riparian areas

Rockhound State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 9880 Stirrup Road Deming, NM 88030 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-546-6182 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 area, and visitors can search for quartz crystals, geodes, jasper, perlite, and many other minerals. It was established in 1966 as the first park in the United States that allowed collecting of rocks for personal use. The Spring Canyon unit in the Florida Mountains was added to the park in 1979 and is a day use area with hiking trails up to the steep pinnacles that characterize the Florida Mountains. The area is home to many lizards and

Sabinoso Wilderness Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-25 take exit 345 on to NM104 heading east. Travel 32.7 miles east to Trujillo, NM. Turn left on to San Miguel County Road C51A at Trujillo and travel east for approximately 7 miles on an improved dirt road. Follow BLM directional signs by turning left at the Y and heading north for 3 miles on the lightly maintained route to the Sabinoso Wilderness parking area. This road is not passable when wet. Please leave gates as you find them. Phone 575-758-8851 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page Sabinoso Wilderness Sabinoso Wilderness Map BLM New

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Reach the Mountainair Headquarters by taking I-25 south from Albuquerque to Belen, then NM 47 diagonally to US 60, then east 21 miles to Mountainair. To travel the historic highway route (Turquoise Highway) from the north, take I-40 east from Albuquerque to NM 337, drive south 47 miles (76K) to junction with NM State Highway 55. Proceed right (west) on Hwy 55 about 16 miles (26 K). Turn right on Highway 60 and proceed one block to HQ. Information on the ruins & surrounding area is available here. Phone (505) 847-2585 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument Official Website Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument Map Tucked away in the middle

Salt Creek Wilderness, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The Salt Creek Wilderness Area is located near Roswell, NM, immediately west of the Pecos River, just north of U.S. Hwy. 70, and east of U.S. Hwy. 285. One public access point, for both foot and horse entry, is at a small parking lot on the north side of Hwy. 70 about 10 mi. northeast of where Hwys. 285 and 70 intersect two miles north of the Roswell Mall and Super Walmart. The highway turnoff is marked by a small wooden sign, Salt Creek Wilderness Area. This access point is at the very southeasternmost corner of the Wilderness. Another similar access point is located at the very western edge of the Wilderness, and can be reached by turning east off U.S. Highway 285 onto One Horse Road. This intersection is about 7.5 mi. north of the Hwys. 285 and 70 intersection. Proceed about 3.75 mi. east on One Horse

San Andres National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions There is no public access on the Refuge due to its location within the secure, military weapons testing facility of White Sands Missile Range. Phone 575-382-5047 Activities HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas The San Andres National Wildlife Refuge is located in the southern San Andres Mountains of southcentral New Mexico. The mountain range, which lies within the northernmost extension of the Chihuahuan Desert, rises to an elevation of 8,229 feet at San Andres peak. Refuge habitats vary from creosote and Chihuahuan desert grasslands in the bajadas to pinyon-juniper woodlands on the mountaintops. Numerous springs, seeps and seasonal streams provide lush riparian habitats throughout the Refuge.

San Antonio Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions You can reach the WSA’s southern edge from Highway 285 by taking Forest Road 118 (north of San Antonio Mountain – about 19 miles north of Tres Piedras). Take Forest Road 118 west for just over three miles to an unmaintained, unmarked dirt vehicle route, which leads north and branches into other routes. At about two miles, these routes intersect or come very close to the WSA boundary which is located to the west. Phone 575-758-8851 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel The San Antonio WSA is located in northern New Mexico. A flat plain

San Lorenzo Canyon, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The site is northwest of Socorro and about 5 miles northwest of Lemitar, NM. The area can be reached by taking the western frontage road north from Lemitar (along I-25) and driving about 5 miles. At that point, you follow a maintained dirt road west which will take you to the main canyon. Phone 575-835-0412 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Flickr San Lorenzo Canyon Recreation Area BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Flickr San Lorenzo Canyon is jointly managed by

San Ysidro Trials Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Albuquerque, travel North on I-25, and take Exit 242 (Bernalillo), go left, and take Highway 550 West. Continue on Highway 550 West to the Village of San Ysidro. About 1 mile past the Village, the San Ysidro Trials Area will be on your right, just after an old weigh station (mile marker 25). Phone 505-761-8700 Activities BIKING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel San Ysidro Trials Area BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter The San Ysidro Trials area is a very unique

Santa Cruz Lake, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions About 30 miles northeast of Santa Fe. From Santa Fe: take US 84/285 N to NM 503 in Pojoaque. Turn right onto NM 503 and continue on this scenic ‘High Road’ towards Chimayo. Pass CR 98 which turns left to Chimayo and continue on NM 503; first you will see the Overlook Campground turnoff on the left, then continue towards and past Cundiyo to Santa Cruz Lake Rd (CR 98A) which is approximately 5.5 miles past the Overlook Campground turnoff. Note: There is no Recreation Area entrance sign at Santa Cruz Lake Rd off NM 503 from the South. From the North: Take NM 503 South from NM 76 (east of Espanola) to Santa Cruz Lake Rd; turn right. Please NO RV’s or vehicles with trailers longer than 30′ on Santa Cruz Lake Rd; tight turns on entrance road and in parking areas. Santa Cruz Lake Rd (98A) dead

Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds BLACK CANYON JEMEZ FALLS (NM) PICNIC AREA SAN ANTONIO CAMPGROUND FIELD TRACT CAMPGROUND JEMEZ FALLS CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Palomas Trailhead Atalaya – Upper Trailhead Las Conchas Day Use Site Battleship Rock Trailhead Jacks Creek Horse Camp East Fork Trailhead #137 Holy Ghost Trailhead Atalaya- Lower Trailhead Spence Hot Spring Trailhead Jemez Falls Trailhead Winsor Ridge Trailhead Las Conchas Trailhead Burro Basin Trailhead Spanish Queen Picnic Site Jacks Creek Trailhead Iron Gate Trailhead Panchuela Trailhead Winsor Creek Fishing Area and Trailhead Battleship Rock Picnic Site Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Santa Fe National Forest Rising from deserts, meadows and grasslands, the mesas, canyons and peaks

Santa Rosa Lake State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions NM Highway 91 Santa Rosa, NM 88435 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-472-3110 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Santa Rosa, the city of natural lakes,” lies in the semiarid, upper Pecos River valley in Guadalupe County where numerous natural artesian-spring lakes abound. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, designers and builders of the dam, built an information center on the west side where exhibits describe the dam and various archaeological sites. The Santa Rosa dam was completed in 1979 and its main purpose is to conserve water from floods and for sedimentation control. The original name of the lake was Los Esteros, Spanish for pond or

Santa Rosa Lake, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Phone (505) 472-3115 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 E of Albuquerque. Follow direction signs through city of Santa Rosa to lake. The visitor center contains an interesting display on project area.

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge headquarters office is located off of I-25, exit 169, approximately 50 miles south of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Phone 505-864-4021 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas A vast landscape in the heart of New Mexico, Sevilleta National Wildllife Refuge supports four major ecological habitats, encompasses two mountain ranges, and contains stretches of the largest river in the state. The Refuge is unforgettable in its magnitude and austere beauty but is most significant in its function. Unrivaled among our nation’s refuges, Sevilleta is managed to maintain the natural processes of flood, fire, and succession that sustain this diverse ecosystem. Vital to migrating birds and other wildlife, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge

Sierra de las Ca�as Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions To reach the northwestern border of the WSA, take the Escondida exit (#152) from I-25 (approximately three miles north of Socorro and 23 miles south of Bernardo & Hwy 60 E). Drive east and then immediately north to follow NM 408 for just over one mile to Pueblito Road. Turn right on Pueblito Road and drive east for less than one mile to the community of Pueblito; passing Escondida Lake and crossing the Rio Grande. At Pueblito, turn right onto Bosquecito Rd which parallels the Rio Grande, and drive just under 1 mile, and turn left onto a dirt road that goes east. This is the Quebradas Backcountry Byway, which is marked by signs. Follow this road, passing unmaintained, intersecting roads along the way for approximately 7.5 miles. From this point, the WSA will be on your left for approximately 7 miles. Phone 575-835-0412 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve

Sierra Ladrones Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate 25, exit at Bernardo (Exit 175, approximately 17 miles south of Belen and 36 miles north of Socorro) and drive west and then southwest on Old Hwy 60 (Camino Sierra Ladrone). Cross the old steel bridge over the Rio Puerco, drive another half mile, and turn right onto County Road 12 just before the pavement ends. Drive northwest on County Road 12 for approximately 7 miles. For the next 5 miles you will encounter unmaintained, unmarked routes on the left side of the road that lead to the WSA. Phone 575-835-0412 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Flickr

Simon Canyon Area of Critical Environmental Concern, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Simon Canyon ACEC is north of the San Juan River, about 3 miles west of Navajo Reservoir. It is about 20 miles east of Aztec and Bloomfield, NM, and is generally accessible via US Highways 550 and 64 and State roads 173, 511, and 539. It can also be reached from the Colorado Stateline by taking NM 511 and NM 173. To reach the parking lot, turn north from NM 173 onto non-maintained County Road 4280. Follow the road about 3 miles from the turnoff to reach the parking lot. Phone 505-564-7600 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Facebook Page Simon

Socorro Nature Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Take Exit 156 (Lemitar Exit) off I-25 to the State Road 408 intersection. Turn to the east and travel 1.1 miles eastward along State Road 408 across railroad track to a “T” intersection. Turn right and travel southward for 0.2 mile, and turn left onto a maintained dirt county road. Travel 0.5 miles eastward across irrigation and drain ditches to the area. Phone 575-835-0412 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Facebook Page Socorro Nature Area BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page The Socorro Nature

Soledad Canyon Day Use Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The Bar Canyon Day Use Area is located on the west side of the Organ Mountains, 10 miles east of Las Cruces. From Exit 1 on Interstate 25, take University Avenue/Dripping Springs Road east for about 4.5 miles, then turn south on the Soledad Canyon Road. That road will turn east in a mile; follow it all the way to the end. Phone (575) 525-4300 Activities BIKING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Soledad Canyon Day Use Area The Soledad Canyon Day Use Area is at the juncture of two canyons — Bar Canyon and Soledad Canyon — and is in the western foothills of the Organ mountains. The area

Storrie Lake State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Highway 518, Mile Marker 3.5 Las Vegas, NM 87701 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 505-425-7278 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas In the spring of 1916 the board of trustees of the Las Vegas Land Grant hired R. C. Storrie of San Francisco to finish a storage reservoir project for the town. Storrie completed the construction of an earthen dam with a concrete core and eighteen miles of main canals with their laterals. Storrie completed the project in 1921 and sold it in 1922. Though his tenure of five years was short, he did complete the dam and his name stuck on the project and on the state

Sugarite Canyon State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 211 Highway 526 Raton, NM 87740 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-445-5607 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 wildflowers among the lakes, creeks, forests, and meadows. The name Sugarite derives from either the Comanche or Ute name for a bird found in the canyon or the Spanish name, Chicorica, for chicory, a plant found here. Sugarite Canyon State Park was established in 1985, but the canyon has been a recreational attraction in northeastern New Mexico for decades. The park features a historic early-20th Century coal-mining camp and natural scenery at the border of the Rocky Mountains

Sumner Lake State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 32 Lakeview Lane Sumner Lake, NM 88119 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-355-2541 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 of Fort Sumner. Sumner Lake is located where the Pecos River and Alamogordo Creek come together. The dam at this intersection divides the lake into two large sections – the Alamogordo Arm and the Pecos River Arm. It was established in 1966 as Alamogordo Reservoir; the name was changed in 1974 to Sumner Lake which was named after nearby Fort Sumner, to avoid confusion with the growing town of Alamogordo. Construction was done in the 1930s by the

Taos Valley Overlook Trails, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Travel 6 miles south of Ranchos de Taos on NM 68 until the end of CR 110. Phone 575-758-8851 Activities BIKING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel The Taos Valley Overlook Trails consist of several single track loops, and some two track trails totaling about 16 miles of intermediate level of difficulty.

The Box, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Six miles southwest of Socorro off US 60. Phone 575-835-0412 Activities CLIMBING, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 climbing and bouldering. The five cliffs on either side of this box canyon provide popular rock climbing for even highly skilled technical climbers. Challenging climbing opportunities include the Waterfall Wall, Corner Block and the Fillet a Papillon Wall.

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The site is located 17 miles north of Tularosa, NM, and 28 miles south of Carrizozo, NM on U.S. 54. Turn east from U.S. 54 at Three Rivers onto County Road B30 and travel five miles on paved road, following signs. Phone (575) 525-4300 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HIKING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Three Rivers Petroglyph Site The Three Rivers Petroglyphs are outstanding examples of prehistoric Jornada Mogollon rock art. The basaltic ridge rising above the Three Rivers Valley contains over 21,000 petroglyphs, including masks, sunbursts, wildlife, handprints, and geometric designs. The number and concentration of petroglyphs make this one of the largest and most interesting rock art

Tortugas Mountain, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter The small, hump-backed Tortugas Mountain rises above the East Mesa to an elevation of 4,928 feet above sea level. Often called “A” Mountain for the New Mexico State University (NMSU) Aggies gigantic “A” etched on the west side of the mountain, a much preferred older name is Tortugas, or “Tortoise” Mountain,

Two Rivers Dam, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Roswell, 14 miles west on US 70/380, 7 miles south on project access road. Phone (505) 472-3115 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Two Rivers Dam Website Visitors can see antelope during fall season. The reservoir is dry except for limited storage during spring runoffs. From Roswell, 14 mi W on US 70/380, 7 mi S on project access road.

Ute Lake State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 1800 540 Loop Logan, NM 88426 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-487-2284 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 River Valley and along Ute Creek. This reservoir is one of the longest lakes in the state at nearly 13 miles. Ute Lake is named after Ute Creek. Ute Dam was completed in 1963 by the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission to store water from the Canadian River for use in New Mexico. In 1983“84, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation increased the capacity of Ute Lake by raising the dam and building the largest Labyrinth Weir Spillway in

Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From Jemez Springs, NM: Follow Highway 4 north. Preserve is about 22 miles from Jemez Springs. Look for the Main Gate at Mile Marker 39.2. From Los Alamos, NM: Take Trinity Drive to Diamond. Take a left on Diamond, then a right on West Jemez Road to the intersection with State Highway 4. Take a right [away from Bandelier National Monument], following the highway up and into the Jemez Mountains.) The Preserve is 18 miles up Highway 4 from Los Alamos. Look for the Main Gate at Mile Marker 39.2. Phone (575) 829-4100 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Valles

Valley of Fires, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas Valley of Fires Recreation Area BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Flickr Valley of Fires recreation area is located immediately adjacent to the Malpais Lava Flow. Approximately 5,000 years ago, Little Black Peak erupted and flowed 44 miles into the Tularosa Basin, filling the basin with molten rock. The resulting lava flow is four

Veranito Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions To reach the southern border of the WSA, take the Escondida exit (#152) from I-25 (approximately three miles north of Socorro and 23 miles south of Bernardo & Hwy 60 E). Drive east and then immediately north to follow NM 408 for just over one mile to Pueblito Road. Turn right on Pueblito Road and drive east for less than one mile to the community of Pueblito; passing Escondida Lake and crossing the Rio Grande. At Pueblito, turn left at the T intersection onto Johnson Hill County Rd. Drive north and then east for about one mile where you will be very close to the southern border of the WSA. Johnson Hill Rd continues for over seven miles, northeast and then north, forming the eastern border of the WSA. Phone 575-835-0412 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for

Villanueva State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions 135 Dodge Road Villanueva, NM 87583 Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website. Phone 575-421-2957 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 del Bado Land grant. San Miguel del Bado Land grant is one of largest Spanish Land grants in New Mexico. The land grant was centered along the Pecos River south of Pecos Pueblo. Villanueva State Park was along one of the trails used by the early Spanish explorers. In 1967 the Board of Trustees of the San Miguel del Bado grant transferred several tracts of land within Tract 2 to the State of New Mexico in order to

West Malpais Wilderness Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Hole in the Wall Trails (south) From Interstate 40, drive NM 117 south approximately 34 miles to CR 42. Drive northwest on CR 42 approximately 2 1/4 miles to the intersection with a road (a West Malpais Wilderness sign is located at this intersection). Turn right (north) and drive approximately 4.4 miles to a locked gate, which is the trailhead for the Hole in the Wall. Note that at 3 1/2 miles you will encounter an intersection with a road leading to the right which looks better maintained. This road leads to a private residence and only authorized vehicles are allowed on it. Hole in the Wall Trails (north) From Interstate 40, drive NM 53 south approximately 26 miles to CR 42. Drive CR 43 approximately 4 1/2 miles to the Big Tubes Road. Drive this road 3.3 miles (passing the Big Tubes parking area at 2 3/4 miles,

West Potrillo Mountains Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-10, about 8 miles south of Anthony, NM (at the TX state line), take exit #8 to TX 178/Artcraft Rd. After exiting, take the second right onto TX 178/Artcraft Rd and drive about 9 miles to NM 9/Columbus Rd (Note: TX-178 becomes NM-136 at the state line). Turn right and drive west about 24 miles on NM Hwy 9 to County Road 005. Turn right and drive north. At just over 1 mile, you will reach a gate on private land; continue for another .5 miles to reenter public lands. For the next 3 miles, between the private land and the intersection with County Road 007, the WSA is on the left of the road which forms the WSAs eastern boundary. Phone 575-525-4300 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike?

White Ridge Bike Trails, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions Traveling northwest toward Cuba on US 550 from Bernalillo, the drive is approximately 20 miles. Before San Ysidro (about two miles), turn left onto Cabezon Road (County Road 906) at the intersection of Cabezon Road and US 550. Follow the left fork. Travel 4.4 miles to the gravel parking lot. Phone 505-761-8700 Activities BIKING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page Tucked away in rugged and scenic country southwest of the community of San Ysidro, New Mexico,

White Sands National Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions White Sands National Park is located off of US Highway 70 between the cities of Las Cruces and Alamogordo. The monument is about 15 miles west of Alamogordo and 52 miles east of Las Cruces. Phone (575) 479-6124 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, PICNICKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas White Sands National Park Official Website White Sands National Park Map Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world’s great natural wonders – the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world’s largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Park preserves a major portion of this

Wild Rivers Backcountry Byway, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

Directions The Wild Rivers Backcountry Byway is located in northern New Mexico, 26 miles north of Taos and 17 miles south of the Colorado-New Mexico state line, near the town of Questa. From New Mexico Highway 522, turn west onto NM 378 approximately 2 miles north of Questa. The Byway is an extension of NM 378 into BLM’s Wild Rivers Recreation Area. Phone 575-758-8851 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Mexico Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Mexico Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Mexico Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico Twitter The Wild Rivers Backcountry Byway is a 13 mile closed-loop road providing access to BLM’s Wild Rivers Recreation Area