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Capitan Mountains Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 9.89 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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Rio Bonito Petroglyph National Recreation Trail Park

4 Activites Phone: (575)-627-0272 Email: mbilbo@blm.gov Distance: 18.22 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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Billy The Kid Trail National Park

Phone: (800)-545-2070 Email: enchantment@newmexico.org Distance: 25.44 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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Fort Stanton Recreation Area National Park

8 Activites Phone: (505)-627-0272 Email: bmurry@blm.gov Distance: 25.91 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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Valley Of Fires Recreation Area National Park

4 Activites Phone: (575)-648-2241 Email: mbilbo@blm.gov Distance: 35.09 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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White Mountain Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 35.09 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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Two Rivers Dam National Park

1 Activites Phone: (505)-472-3115 Distance: 46.26 miles

Visitors can see antelope during fall season. The reservoir is dry except for limited storage during spring runoffs. From Roswell, 14 mi W on US 70/380, 7 mi S on project access road.

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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

4 Activites Phone: (575)-525-4300 Email: ogomez@blm.gov Distance: 48.75 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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Salt Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 53.14 miles

The Salt Creek Wilderness now contains a total of 9,621 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1970 the Salt Creek 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 solitude. In an a...

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Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (505)-622-6755 Distance: 56.24 miles

Located where the Chihuahuan Desert meets the southern plains, Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge provides habitat for some of the rarest creatures in New Mexico. Established in 1937 to provide habitat for thousands of migrating sandhill cranes and waterfowl, the Refuge is popular for its diverse flora and fauna. Straddling the Pecos River, the Refuge consists of an assortment of water h...

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Chain Of Craters Back Country Byway National Park

Phone: (505)-761-8700 Distance: 61.95 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: 61.95 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: 61.95 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: 61.95 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: 61.95 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: 61.95 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: 61.95 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: 61.95 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: 61.95 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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Cibola National Forest And Grasslands Park

9 Activites Email: cibolanfg@fs.fed.us Distance: 61.96 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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Haystack Mountain Ohv Area National Park

6 Activites Phone: (575)-627-0272 Email: mbilbo@blm.gov Distance: 62.57 miles

Perched on the rugged breaks overlooking the Pecos River, Haystack Mountain Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area offers 1,920 acres of trails to ride. From novices to experts, on bare rock and sandy washes, OHV enthusiasts can find terrain to fit their skill level. The terrain is extremely rugged, including such varied features as deep gullies with difficult hill climbs in and out of a scenic sandstone ...

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Lincoln National Forest Park

10 Activites Email: Lincoln_General_Comments@fs.fed.us Distance: 63.46 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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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument Park

Rank: 313 4 Activites Email: SAPU_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 75.07 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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Lake Sumner National Park

7 Activites Phone: (505)-355-2541 Email: david.sanchez1@state.nm.us Distance: 79.51 miles

Sumner Dam and Lake Sumner, features of the Carlsbad Project, are on the Pecos River about 250 river miles north of Carlsbad and about 16 miles northwest of Fort Sumner, New Mexico. The Lake has 4,500 water surface acres when full with 60 miles of shoreline. Recreation is managed for Reclamation by the New Mexico State Parks. There is a visitor center operated by NM State Parks. No food service ...

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White Sands National Monument Park

Rank: 117 5 Activites Email: whsa_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 83.44 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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