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Quebradas Backcountry Byway National Park

3 Activites Phone: (575)-835-0412 Email: kicarson@blm.gov Distance: 19.17 miles

The Quebradas Backcountry Byway is an unpaved county road traversing about 24 miles of rugged, colorful landscapes east of Socorro. Two National Wildlife Refuges are only a few miles from this Byway -- Sevilleta to the north and Bosque del Apache to the south. Much of the Byway includes rolling bench lands that rise above the Rio Grande floodplain to the west and rugged north-south running ridges ...

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Gordy's Hill Ohv Area National Park

6 Activites Phone: (575)-835-0412 Email: kicarson@blm.gov Distance: 19.48 miles

The 6,000-acre Gordy's Hill Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area is a scenic dirtbike and ATV destination overlooking the Rio Grande Valley and Bosque with a tremendous variety of riding opportunities. It is a primitive location and offers excellent challenges for all experience levels. Gordy's Hill includes deeply dissected canyons, high sandstone and limestone bluffs, terraces, and escarpments. On the...

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San Lorenzo Canyon Recreation Area National Park

2 Activites Phone: (575)-835-0412 Email: kicarson@blm.gov Distance: 20.29 miles

Scenic east-west canyon with ample oudoor opportunities for hiking and primitive camping.

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Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (505)-835-1828 Email: null Distance: 20.89 miles

Bosque del Apache, which means "woods of the Apache", was named for the people who often camped in the riverside forest. Today it is know as one of the most spectacular Refuges in North America. This 57,191 acre refuge straddles the Rio Grande Valley in Socorro County, New Mexico. It ranges in elevation from 4,500 to 6,272 fee above sea level. It receives approximately 7 inches of precipitat...

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Socorro Nature Area National Park

5 Activites Phone: (575)-835-0412 Email: kicarson@blm.gov Distance: 21.77 miles

The Socorro Nature Area is a 120-acre environmental education area in the Rio Grande Bosque. The area includes a ¿-mile self-guiding nature walk with interpretive signs, a pond, and amphitheatre. It also has picnic tables, a group shelter, and a restroom.

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Bosque Del Apache Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 22.22 miles

The Bosque del Apache Wilderness now contains a total of 30,427 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1975 the Bosque del Apache Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for so...

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The Box Recreation Area National Park

1 Activites Phone: (575)-835-0412 Email: kicarson@blm.gov Distance: 23.52 miles

The Box Recreation Area contains 320 acres of BLM land, primarily used for technical rock climbing and bouldering. The area is highly scenic and provides recreation opportunities throughout the year. The five cliffs on either side of this box canyon provide popular rock climbing for even highly-skilled technical climbers. With challenges like the Waterfall Wall, Corner Block and the Fillet a Papil...

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Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge Park

3 Activites Phone: (505)-864-4021 Email: fw2_rw_sevilleta@fws.gov Distance: 31.46 miles

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 natur...

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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument Park

Rank: 313 4 Activites Email: SAPU_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 42.86 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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Valley Of Fires Recreation Area National Park

4 Activites Phone: (575)-648-2241 Email: mbilbo@blm.gov Distance: 42.89 miles

The Valley of Fires Recreation Area is adjacent to the Malpais Lava Flow, a BLM Wilderness Study Area. The lava flow is between 1,500 and 2,000 years old, making it the youngest such flow in the continental United States. It extends from Little Black Peak south into the Tularosa Basin for 44 miles. The flow is between 4 and 6 miles wide and the lava is 160 feet deep at its thickest point. A surpr...

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Withington Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 50.37 miles

The Withington Wilderness now contains a total of 19,000 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1980 the Withington 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 "....

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Manzano Mountain Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 50.50 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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Apache Kid Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 53.04 miles

The Apache Kid Wilderness now contains a total of 44,626 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1980 the Apache Kid 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 "....

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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

4 Activites Phone: (575)-525-4300 Email: ogomez@blm.gov Distance: 54.44 miles

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 sites in the Southwest. A rugged 0.5-m...

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White Mountain Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 54.60 miles

The White Mountain Wilderness now contains a total of 48,266 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1964 the White 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 an a...

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Cibola National Forest And Grasslands Park

9 Activites Email: cibolanfg@fs.fed.us Distance: 55.85 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: 55.85 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: 55.85 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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Lake Valley Back Country Byway National Park

Phone: (575)-525-4300 Distance: 55.85 miles

The Lake Valley Back Country Byway follows NM-152 and NM-27 for 48 miles through a mountainous region of New Mexico. It passes several mountain ranges, including the Caballo Mountains, Black Range, Cooke’s Range, and the Uvas Mountains. Lake Valley, a ghost town, provides the byway's namesake. Take a self-guided walking tour of the town, beginning at the schoolhouse museum. When you're done, ...

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Quebradas Back Country Byway National Park

Phone: (575)-835-0412 Distance: 55.85 miles

The Quebradas Back Country Byway is an unpaved county road traversing 24 miles of rugged, colorful landscapes east of Socorro. Two National Wildlife Refuges are only a few miles from this byway -- Sevilleta to the north and Bosque del Apache to the south. Much of the route includes rolling bench lands that rise above the Rio Grande floodplain to the west and rugged north-south running ridges of al...

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Sandia Crest Byway National Park

Phone: (505)-281-3304 Email: gfroehlich@fs.fed.us Distance: 55.85 miles

Sandia Crest is a mile above the surrounding countryside and 2 miles above sea level. The all- weather, paved Sandia Crest Highway (NM 536) is the highest scenic drive in the southwest. The Sandia Mountains were created by an uplift, leaving the forested eastern slope you'll drive up, and a craggy, cliff-like western face. Part of the Cibola National Forest, the Sandias are home to Rocky Mountain...

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Santa Fe National Forest Scenic Byway Park

Phone: (505)-753-7331 Email: aapodaca@fs.fed.us Distance: 55.85 miles

Santa Fe National Forest Scenic Byway follows New Mexico State Highway 475 through the Santa Fe National Forest.

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Sunspot Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (575)-682-2551 Distance: 55.85 miles

Stretching 14 miles through the Lincoln National Forest, this route roams the front rim of the Sacramento Mountains, providing astounding views of the Tularosa Basin and the ceaselessly shifting sand dunes of White Sands National Monument.

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Trail Of The Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (575)-536-9459 Distance: 55.85 miles

The Trail of the Mountain Spirits beckons. Go where the spirits of miners, homesteaders, Indians, Spanish explorers, and mountain men have left their marks. Cross the Continental Divide, experience the wild Gila River, walk amongst the ruins of ancients to sense life before history, and hear the sounds of solitude.

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Wild Rivers Back Country Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (575)-758-8851 Distance: 55.85 miles

This Back Country Scenic Byway follows the Rio Grande Gorge. The Sangre De Cristo mountains to the east and volcanic mountains to the west add beautiful variety to the countryside. The Gorge plunges 800 feet at its deepest point and gapes up to a mile across at its widest point. Trails lead down into the Gorge where the adventurous can explore. One can also stay topside and explore nature's ...

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