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Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Park

Rank: 308 6 Activites Email: gicl_information@nps.gov Distance: 5.64 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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Gila Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 28.40 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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Aldo Leopold Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 29.46 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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Gila Lower Box Canyon National Park

5 Activites Phone: (575)-525-4300 Email: ogomez@blm.gov Distance: 32.56 miles

The Gila Lower Box Canyon is a true oasis in the desert, 20 miles north of Lordsburg, New Mexico. Since livestock has been prohibited in the river canyon since 1990, the canyon has grown into a lush thicket of cottonwood, willows, and other riparian vegetation. The area provides some of the best birding in New Mexico, and is habitat to many rare and unusual birds, including common black hawks, zon...

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Lake Valley Historic Townsite

5 Activites Phone: (575)-525-4300 Email: ogomez@blm.gov Distance: 41.32 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: 41.71 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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Round Mountain Rockhound Area National Park

3 Activites Phone: (928)-348-4400 Email: BLM_AZ_SFOWEB@blm.gov Distance: 52.61 miles

The Round Mountain Rockhound Area is a popular rockhounding area located near the town of Duncan in eastern Arizona. Please follow the rules and regulations listed on the Round Mountain Rockhound Area page.

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Percha Diversion Dam National Park

8 Activites Phone: (575)-743-3942 Distance: 54.97 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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Gila National Forest Park

11 Activites Email: sjmoore@fs.fed.us Distance: 56.07 miles

The Forest is probably best known for its wilderness areas, in particular the Gila Wilderness - the first 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

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Caballo Reservoir National Park

6 Activites Phone: (575)-743-3942 Email: saul.baquerra@state.nm.us Distance: 56.55 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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Las Palomas Marsh National Park

4 Activites Phone: (575)-525-4300 Email: ogomez@blm.gov Distance: 58.46 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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Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (575)-894-1968 Email: larena@geronimotrail.com Distance: 61.57 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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Black Hills Back Country Byway National Park

9 Activites Phone: (928)-348-4400 Email: BLM_AZ_SFOWEB@blm.gov Distance: 62.98 miles

The Black Hills Back Country Byway is the perfect place to go for a thrilling drive in your off-road vehicles. The byway also offers a challenge for experienced mountain bikers or hikers. Other hobbies you could try your hand at are horseback riding, birding, photographing wildlife, fishing and hunting, or even rock collecting. Rockhound is open for digging unique stones. One of the most popular s...

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Blue Range Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 63.55 miles

The Blue Range Wilderness now contains a total of 29,304 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1980 the Blue Range 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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Granite Gap National Park

2 Activites Phone: (575)-525-4300 Email: ogomez@blm.gov Distance: 66.54 miles

From surrounding flat country, spectacular granite and limestone ridges and rock formations rise up to encircle a secluded bowl of land called the Granite Gap near the Arizona border. The area is an excellent example of Chihuahuan desert vegetation. Look for flowering ocotillo, cactus, agave and wildflowers in season. The Granite Gap area is Desert scrub habitat and is best for bird-watching from ...

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Elephant Butte Reservoir National Park

9 Activites Phone: (575)-744-5923 Email: kay.dunlap@state.nm.us Distance: 68.27 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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San Simon Valley National Park

6 Activites Phone: (928)-348-4400 Email: sfoweb_az@blm.gov Distance: 69.39 miles

Approximately 500,000 acres of public land in the San Simon Valley provide diverse recreational opportunities. In addition, the Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area is located in the heart of the San Simon Valley. This Special Recreation Management Area provides unique opportunities for off-highway vehicle riding and hot-water soaking. Wildlife species in the area include quail, dove, deer, and javelina...

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Bonita Creek Watchable Wildlife Viewing Area National Park

3 Activites Phone: (928)-348-4400 Email: BLM_AZ_SFOWEB@blm.gov Distance: 70.83 miles

Bonita Creek offers some of the most outstanding birding opportunities in Southeastern Arizona. There are over 200 species of birds within the NCA. Optimum viewing season is spring and summer. This viewing deck offers a unique view at treetop levels on the rim of Bonita Creek. Riverview Campground is within walking distance.

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Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area Park

9 Activites Phone: (928)-348-4400 Email: sfoweb_az@blm.gov Distance: 71.46 miles

Hot springs, river rafting, birdwatching, and miles of trails make this National Conservation Area popular among those in the know. Bonita Creek wildlife viewing area is accessible and has numerous interpretive displays and shade shelters.

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Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area National Park

4 Activites Phone: (928)-348-4400 Email: BLM_AZ_SFOWEB@blm.gov Distance: 72.27 miles

Sound like a day at the beach? The sands at the Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area were a beach surrounding a lake approximately two million years ago. What remains today is one of the most unique recreation spots in Arizona. Hot Well Dunes provides the opportunity to ride 2,000 acres of sand dunes, set up a camp, and then soak in relaxing hot tubs, all in the same location. However, please be consid...

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Coronado Trail Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (928)-865-3313 Distance: 72.30 miles

Drive through high desert and forests, and see former Native American footpaths first used as horse paths by Conquistadors and prospectors, then as wagon trails for pioneers. While admiring the scenic beauty, imagine nomadic tribes of hunters, gatherers, trappers, outlaws, homesteaders, lumberjacks, and ranchers living along the byway.

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Apache Kid Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 73.45 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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Safford-Morenci Trail National Park

2 Activites Phone: (928)-348-4400 Email: BLM_AZ_SFOWEB@blm.gov Distance: 74.78 miles

The trail is 18 miles long one way, with an elevation range of 3,700 to 6,200 feet. It winds through the rugged canyons of the Gila Mountains and Turtle Mountain. With the exception of Bonita Creek, streams and springs are scarce along the route. Follow bear and mountain lion country precautions as these creatures are becoming more common along Bonita Creek. The creek's clear, cool water is inv...

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Leasburg Diversion Dam National Park

7 Activites Phone: (505)-248-5357 Email: bwirth@uc.usbr.gov Distance: 81.59 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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Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Rank: 353 2 Activites Phone: (520)-847-2500 Distance: 82.98 miles

Fort Bowie commemorates the bitter conflict between Chiricahua Apaches and the U.S. military - a lasting monument to the bravery and endurance of U.S. soldiers in paving the way for settlement and the taming of the western frontier. It provides insight into a "clash of cultures," a young nation in pursuit of "manifest destiny," and the hunter/gatherer society fighting to preserve its existence.

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