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Elephant Butte Reservoir National Park

9 Activites Phone: (575)-744-5923 Email: kay.dunlap@state.nm.us Distance: 5.69 miles

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 1916, was a major engineering feat in ...

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Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (575)-894-1968 Email: larena@geronimotrail.com Distance: 11.84 miles

Immerse yourself in the Apaches' history and the hot mineral springs used by Geronimo and his warriors. Visit the historic mining towns that flourished and died with the gold and silver fortunes. From desert lakes to forested mountains, the Geronimo Trail captures the spirit of freedom and independence.

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Las Palomas Marsh National Park

4 Activites Phone: (575)-525-4300 Email: ogomez@blm.gov Distance: 16.88 miles

Las Palomas Marsh is a natural area that is protected and managed for aquatic and riparian habitat. Depending on water levels, the area offers good shore and marsh birding; desert scrub bird species are numerous in the winter. You can also walk to the Rio Grande/Caballo Reservoir (depending on water levels) from the marsh area. Adjacent lands include excellent opportunities for hiking, mountain bi...

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Caballo Reservoir National Park

6 Activites Phone: (575)-743-3942 Email: saul.baquerra@state.nm.us Distance: 24.59 miles

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...

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Apache Kid Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 26.71 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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Percha Diversion Dam National Park

8 Activites Phone: (575)-743-3942 Distance: 28.33 miles

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. ...

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Aldo Leopold Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 38.49 miles

The Aldo Leopold Wilderness now contains a total of 202,016 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1980 the Aldo Leopold 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 ...

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Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (505)-835-1828 Email: null Distance: 40.00 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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Bosque Del Apache Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 40.80 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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Withington Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 43.18 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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Lake Valley Historic Townsite

5 Activites Phone: (575)-525-4300 Email: ogomez@blm.gov Distance: 44.70 miles

The mining town of Lake Valley was founded in 1878 after silver was discovered. Almost overnight, the small frontier town blossomed into a major settlement with a population of 4,000 people. Today, silver mining has played out and all that remains is a ghost town. BLM has restored the schoolhouse and chapel. The restored schoolhouse provides a glimpse of what schooling in a rural area was like in ...

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Lake Valley Backcountry Byway National Park

3 Activites Phone: (575)-525-4300 Email: ogomez@blm.gov Distance: 45.72 miles

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 Backcountry Byway is nestled between the Mimbres and Caballo Mountains and the Cooke¿s Range in southwestern New Mexico and offers spectacular scenic views. Rich in history and scenery, the Byway offers an outstanding trip for tra...

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The Box Recreation Area National Park

1 Activites Phone: (575)-835-0412 Email: kicarson@blm.gov Distance: 50.51 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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San Lorenzo Canyon Recreation Area National Park

2 Activites Phone: (575)-835-0412 Email: kicarson@blm.gov Distance: 57.95 miles

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

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Leasburg Diversion Dam National Park

7 Activites Phone: (505)-248-5357 Email: bwirth@uc.usbr.gov Distance: 58.31 miles

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 ...

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San Andres National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (575)-382-5047 Distance: 58.54 miles

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. Nu...

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Quebradas Backcountry Byway National Park

3 Activites Phone: (575)-835-0412 Email: kicarson@blm.gov Distance: 59.69 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: 60.95 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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Socorro Nature Area National Park

5 Activites Phone: (575)-835-0412 Email: kicarson@blm.gov Distance: 62.58 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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Gila Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 66.20 miles

The Gila Wilderness now contains a total of 558,014 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1964 the Gila 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 "...increasin...

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Robledo Mountains Ohv Trail System National Park

2 Activites Phone: (575)-525-4300 Email: ogomez@blm.gov Distance: 67.64 miles

The Robledo Mountains Off-Highway Vehicle Trail System is a network of trails, including both extreme OHV and mountain bike trails, in the southern Robledo Mountains. The trails are dominated by enormous rocks, making the terrain extraordinarily challenging for riders. The extreme OHV trails require specialized vehicles, with locking differentials, winches, and expert drivers. Vehicle damage is no...

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Datil Well Recreation Area National Park

5 Activites Phone: (575)-835-0412 Email: kicarson@blm.gov Distance: 69.08 miles

1 of 15 wells along the old Magdalena Cattle Driveway trail between NM and Arizona, todayÝs site features camping and picnicing plus 2 short nature trails.

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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

4 Activites Phone: (575)-525-4300 Email: ogomez@blm.gov Distance: 70.77 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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Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Park

Rank: 308 6 Activites Email: gicl_information@nps.gov Distance: 70.93 miles

Explore the world of ancestors of Puebloan people who lived in the Mogollon area over 700 years ago. Enter the village they built within five of the natural caves of Cliff Dweller Canyon. Become inspired by the remaining architecture. Admire the spectacular views from inside these ancient dwellings.

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White Sands National Monument Park

Rank: 117 5 Activites Email: whsa_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 71.11 miles

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 Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, along with the plants and animals that live here.

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