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White Sands National Monument Park

Rank: 117 5 Activites Email: whsa_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 4.35 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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Lincoln National Forest Park

10 Activites Email: Lincoln_General_Comments@fs.fed.us Distance: 25.18 miles

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

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San Andres National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (575)-382-5047 Distance: 26.47 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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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

4 Activites Phone: (575)-525-4300 Email: ogomez@blm.gov Distance: 40.04 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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Dripping Springs Natural Area National Park

4 Activites Phone: (575)-525-4300 Email: ogomez@blm.gov Distance: 41.48 miles

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 in elevation, are so named because of the steep, needle-like spires that resemble the pipes of an organ. This picturesque area of rocky peaks, narrow canyons and open woodlands shelters the Dripping Springs Natural Area, noted for its ¿weeping wal...

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Soledad Canyon Day Use Area National Park

4 Activites Phone: (575)-525-4300 Email: ogomez@blm.gov Distance: 42.92 miles

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 includes the three-mile loop Bar Canyon Trail, which offers an easy and scenic hike very close to Las Cruces. The Bar Canyon Trail includes scenic vistas of the central Organ Mountains and the southern Mesilla Valley.

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Organ Mountains Recreation Area National Park

8 Activites Phone: (575)-525-4300 Email: ogomez@blm.gov Distance: 43.28 miles

Rugged mountains above Las Cruces feature numerous trails, AB Cox Visitor Center, Dripping Springs and Aguirre Springs campgrounds and popular La Cueva picnic area.

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Sierra Vista Trail National Park

2 Activites Phone: (575)-525-4300 Email: ogomez@blm.gov Distance: 44.08 miles

The Sierra Vista Trail is a 25-mile nonmotorized recreation trail along the western flank of the Organ Mountains and the eastern side of the Franklin Mountains. The trail provides spectacular views of the mountains, which jut majestically above the desert floor. It is also possible to see wildlife, including mule deer and coyotes, along the trail. The trail connects to the Franklin Mountain State ...

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Leasburg Diversion Dam National Park

7 Activites Phone: (505)-248-5357 Email: bwirth@uc.usbr.gov Distance: 51.52 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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White Mountain Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 51.67 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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Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Park

3 Activites Phone: (575)-525-4300 Email: ogomez@blm.gov Distance: 51.71 miles

The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, which begins in Mexico and ends in Canada, offers spectacular backcountry experiences along the nation's continental divide. At the U.S.-Mexico border the trail heads north through the arid New Mexico desert before it reaches the rugged, forested mountains of the Gila National Forest, and one of our country's most spectacular wilderness areas, the Aldo...

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Robledo Mountains Ohv Trail System National Park

2 Activites Phone: (575)-525-4300 Email: ogomez@blm.gov Distance: 51.95 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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Fort Stanton Recreation Area National Park

8 Activites Phone: (505)-627-0272 Email: bmurry@blm.gov Distance: 56.90 miles

Fort Stanton Recreation Area is comprised of 24,000 acres of BLM lands within the old Fort Stanton Military Reservation. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Blanca Mountains in southern New Mexico, Fort Stanton uniquely blends mountain streams, rolling hills, mesas, and open bottomlands. Fort Stanton was carved out of Mescalero Apache homelands during the 1850¿s. In 1855, the U.S. Cavalry esta...

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Billy The Kid Trail National Park

Phone: (800)-545-2070 Email: enchantment@newmexico.org Distance: 57.07 miles

Follow this byway through the rugged beauty of the million-acre Lincoln National Forest. From grassy plains to dense pine forests, the region is known for its stunning views and cool mountain climate. Visit historic Lincoln, once home to outlaw Billy the Kid and lawman Pat Garrett.

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Valley Of Fires Recreation Area National Park

4 Activites Phone: (575)-648-2241 Email: mbilbo@blm.gov Distance: 64.05 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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Rio Bonito Petroglyph National Recreation Trail Park

4 Activites Phone: (575)-627-0272 Email: mbilbo@blm.gov Distance: 64.68 miles

The Rio Bonito Petroglyph National Recreation Trail is an easy-to-moderate excursion on a 2 1/2 mile loop running up the river from the trailhead to the Petroglyph Rock where visitors of another time left images of their Water God. Easy river access to Bonito Creek and its towering cottonwood, walnut, and oak trees. Trout fishing is good in the spring but creek dries up in summer.The trail can be ...

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Elephant Butte Reservoir National Park

9 Activites Phone: (575)-744-5923 Email: kay.dunlap@state.nm.us Distance: 70.08 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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Caballo Reservoir National Park

6 Activites Phone: (575)-743-3942 Email: saul.baquerra@state.nm.us Distance: 70.45 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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Percha Diversion Dam National Park

8 Activites Phone: (575)-743-3942 Distance: 71.20 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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Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (575)-894-1968 Email: larena@geronimotrail.com Distance: 71.39 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: 71.66 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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Chamizal National Memorial Park

Rank: 213 3 Activites Email: washington_watley@nps.gov Distance: 72.35 miles

Chamizal is more than just an urban park to recreate or enjoy a quiet afternoon. These park grounds stand for peace; the peaceful settlement of a 100-year border dispute between nations. Not one shot was fired; not one war was waged. The memorial celebrates the culture of the borderland that helped to peacefully navigate an international argument.

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Capitan Mountains Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 73.35 miles

The Capitan Mountains Wilderness now contains a total of 34,658 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1980 the Capitan Mountains 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. I...

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Kilbourne Hole Volcanic Crater National Park

1 Activites Phone: (575)-525-4300 Email: ogomez@blm.gov Distance: 75.00 miles

A remnant of an ancient volcanic explosion, Kilbourne Hole was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1975. This crater can be found in a desert basin between the Potrillo Mountains and the Rio Grande in southern Dona Ana County. Kilbourne Hole is roughly elliptical in shape, and is known as a Maar ¿ a pit or depression caused by a volcanic explosion with little material emitted except volcani...

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Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (505)-835-1828 Email: null Distance: 84.89 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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