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Ignacio Chavez Special Management Area National Park

7 Activites Phone: (505)-761-8700 Email: jbeazley@blm.gov Distance: 38.83 miles

Almost 50,000 acres of solitude at elevations up to 8400Ý Popular hunting area.

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Santa Cruz Lake Recreation Area National Park

8 Activites Phone: (575)-758-8851 Email: ttorres@blm.gov Distance: 39.39 miles

Thirty miles north of Santa Fe, NM , the snow-fed waters of the Rio del Medio and the Rio Frijoles begin a 2,000-mile journey and a 7,000-foot descent to the Gulf of Mexico. For a time they gather at Santa Cruz Lake at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Chimayo, behind the 125-foot Santa Cruz Dam. Built in 1929 by the Santa Cruz Irrigation District, the dam is 535 feet across and ...

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Petroglyph National Monument Park

Rank: 219 1 Activites Phone: (505)-899-0205 Email: susanna_villanueva@nps.gov Distance: 41.17 miles

Petroglyph National Monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago. These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold profound spiritual significance for contemporary Native Americans and for the descendants of the early Spanish settlers.

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Chama River Canyon Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 43.34 miles

The Chama River Canyon Wilderness now contains a total of 50,300 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1978 the Chama River Canyon Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude....

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Turquoise Trail National Park

Phone: (800)-545-2070 Email: enchantment@newmexico.org Distance: 44.36 miles

Believed to be an ancient path, Turquoise Trail travels between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The natural geological formations found here are like nowhere else on Earth. See nature up-close in the Cibola National Forest and Sandia Mountain Wilderness Area. Appreciate the distinctive, artistic communities of Madrid and Los Cerrillos.

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Santa Fe National Forest Park

8 Activites Email: sfnfpao@fs.fed.us Distance: 48.21 miles

Rising from deserts, meadows and grasslands, the mesas, canyons and peaks of the Santa Fe National Forest are a place for re-creation. Whether gathering of families or gathering pinon nuts and firewood, the forest is a "querencia" - a special place. The past meets the present in this environment where year-round day-use, water focused recreation and trail opportunities offer a refuge of cool mount...

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Pecos National Historical Park

Rank: 298 3 Activites Email: peco_visitor_information@nps.gov Distance: 49.33 miles

In the midst of piñon, juniper, and ponderosa pine woodlands in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains not far from Santa Fe, the remains of Indian pueblos stand as meaningful reminders of people who once prevailed here. Now a national historical park demonstrates to modern visitors the cultural exchange and geographic facets central to the rich history of the Pecos Valley.

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Pecos Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 51.49 miles

The Pecos Wilderness now contains a total of 223,333 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1964 the Pecos Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increas...

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Carson National Forest Park

10 Activites Email: mailroom_r3_carson@fs.fed.us Distance: 61.83 miles

Recreation OpportunitiesThe 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 Ana...

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Orilla Verde Recreation Area National Park

8 Activites Phone: (575)-758-8851 Email: ttorres@blm.gov Distance: 62.09 miles

Orilla Verde Recreation Area, nestled along the banks of the Rio Grande, offers visitors a wide variety of recreational opportunities. All facilities are located along the Rio Grande within the steep-walled Rio Grande Gorge. Because of the dramatic changes in elevation and the diversity of plant life, Orilla Verde draws many species of animals, including raptors (such as eagles and hawks), songbir...

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El Vado Reservoir National Park

8 Activites Phone: (575)-588-7247 Email: john.rector@state.nm.us Distance: 62.23 miles

El Vado Dam and Reservoir, features of the Middle Rio Grande Project, are located on the Rio Chama about 160 miles north of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Recreation at El Vado Reservoir is managed by the New Mexico Division of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The Park is open 24 hours and is a fee area. The boat ramp is located at the north end of reservoir via Stat...

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Heron Reservoir National Park

8 Activites Phone: (505)-588-7470 Email: Anthony.Marquez@state.nm.us Distance: 68.07 miles

Heron Dam and reservoir are part of the San Juan Chama Project. The reservoir is on Willow Creek just above the point where Willow Creek enters the Chama River. Recreation at Heron Reservoir is managed by New Mexico State Parks under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The Park is open 24 hours. There is a visitor center containing interpretive exhibits. The recreation area is a fee area. No...

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Manzano Mountain Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 71.13 miles

The Manzano Mountain Wilderness now contains a total of 36,875 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1978 the Manzano Mountain Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In ...

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Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (505)-425-3581 Email: null Distance: 77.51 miles

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. Las Vegas NWR rests on a plateau in the foothills with the Rocy Mounta...

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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Rank: 304 3 Activites Phone: (505)-786-7014 Email: ramona_begay@nps.gov Distance: 80.00 miles

Today the massive buildings of the ancestral Pueblo peoples 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.

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Wild Rivers Recreation Area National Park

6 Activites Phone: (575)-758-8851 Email: ttorres@blm.gov Distance: 82.27 miles

The Rio Grande Gorge is a rugged, steep-walled canyon that cuts into the volcanic plateaus of north-central New Mexico. The Wild Rivers Recreation Area provides splendid views into this 800-foot-deep gorge. Most visitor facilities are located along the rim, but several trails provide access to the river and to facilities located within the gorge.

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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument Park

Rank: 313 4 Activites Email: SAPU_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 84.25 miles

Tucked away in the middle of New Mexico you'll find Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. The three sites offer a glimpse into a unique time in history. A time entrenched with cultural borrowing, conflict, and struggles. The now abandoned sites stand as reminders of the Spanish and Pueblo People's early encounters.

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Wheeler Peak Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 85.41 miles

The Wheeler Peak Wilderness now contains a total of 19,661 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1964 the Wheeler Peak Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age o...

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Cruces Basin Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 85.79 miles

The Cruces Basin Wilderness now contains a total of 18,000 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1980 the Cruces Basin Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age o...

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Casamero Chacoan Outliers Recreation Management Area National Park

1 Activites Phone: (505)-761-8700 Email: ddudley@blm.gov Distance: 87.52 miles

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 a...

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El Malpais National Conservation Area Park

10 Activites Phone: (505)-761-8700 Email: kjones@blm.gov Distance: 88.32 miles

El Malpais National Conservation Area was established in 1987 at the same time as the adjoining El Malpais National Monument. These two areas are managed by different federal agencies. The 263,000-acre El Malpais NCA is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The NCA includes two wilderness areas -- West Malpais and Cebolla -- covering almost 100,000 acres. El Malpais translates to "th...

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Fort Union National Monument Park

Rank: 349 2 Activites Phone: (505)-425-8025 Email: foun_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 89.41 miles

Exposed to the wind, within a sweeping valley of short grass prairie, amid the swales of the Santa Fe Trail, lie the territorial-style adobe remnants of the largest 19th century military fort in the region. For forty years, 1851-1891, Fort Union functioned as an agent of political and cultural change, whether desired or not, in New Mexico and throughout the Southwest.

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Cibola National Forest And Grasslands Park

9 Activites Email: cibolanfg@fs.fed.us Distance: 90.75 miles

Cibola National Forest & GrasslandsAcreage: 1,625,542. Elevation:  2,700 feet -11,300 feet.The mountain ranges of the four forested districts of Cibola National Forest include: the Datil, Gallinas, Magdalena, Bear, San Mateo, Zuni, Sandia and Manzano mountains, as well as the Withington and Apache Kid wildernesses. These are all located in central New Mexico. The Cibola National Forest also includ...

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Chain Of Craters Back Country Byway National Park

Phone: (505)-761-8700 Distance: 90.75 miles

Chain of Craters Back Country Byway follows New Mexico Country Road 42. The byway in its entirety passes through the El Malpais National Monument, where you can see volcanic cinder cones. As you drive, you'll see sandstone bluffs to the east as well. The area is not only beautiful to look upon, it is exciting to explore. Many visitors enjoy the bevy of hiking trails and camping sites that offe...

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Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (505)-586-0520 Distance: 90.75 miles

This winding route takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of Northern New Mexico. View alpine valleys, wild flowers, clear blue lakes, evergreen forests, and historic western communities. The route circles the state's highest mountain, Wheeler Peak.

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