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New Mexico’s landscape encompasses high deserts, rugged lava flows, vivid spacious skies and vistas, wild and scenic rivers and stunning cave formations. More >> Outdoor activities in New Mexico are as diverse as the landscape. Hiking, biking, camping, wildlife viewing and off-highway vehicle use are just a few of the activities you can do on public land. More >> 

Information to help you plan your visit to public lands. More >>

Map of BLM New Mexico Field Office Boundaries
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BLM New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Areas

Continental Divide Trail

El Camino Real Trail

Old Spanish Trail

Wilderness Study Areas

Carlsbad Field Office
 Black River Recreation Area
 Guadalupe Backcountry Byway
 Hackberry Lake OHV Use Area
 La Cueva Non-Motorized Trail System
 Pecos River Corridor Recreation Area

Farmington Field Office

 Alien Run Mountain Bike Trail
 Angel Peak Scenic Area
 Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness
 Crow Canyon Petroglyphs
 Defensive Sites of Dinétah
 Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area

Glade Run Recreation Area

 Largo Canyon Homesteads

Simon Canyon ACEC

Las Cruces District Office
 Aden Hills OHV Area
 Gila Lower Box Canyon
 Lake Valley Backcountry Byway
 Lake Valley Historic Townsite
 McGregor Range
 Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument
-Aguirre Spring Campground
-Dripping Springs

Kilbourne Hole Volcanic Crater

-Picacho Peak Recreation Area
-Sierra Vista Trail
-Soledad Canyon
-La Cueva
 Prehistoric Trackways National Monument
 Red Sands OHV Area
 Robledo Mountains OHV Trail System

Three Rivers Petroglyphs

 Tortugas Mountain Recreation Area

Rio Puerco Field Office

 Cabezon Peak
 Casamero Pueblo
 Cebolla Wilderness
 Chain of Craters Backcountry Byway
 El Malpais NCA
 Guadalupe Ruin
 Ignacio Chavez

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

 Ojito Wilderness
 Perea Nature Trail
 San Ysidro Trials Area

West Malpais Wilderness

 White Ridge Bike Trails

Roswell Field Office

 Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave NCA
 Haystack Mountain OHV Area
 Mescalero Sands North Dune OHV Area

Valley of Fires

Socorro Field Office


The Box Recreation Area


Datil Well Recreation Area Campground

 Fort Craig Historic Site

Johnson (Gordy's) Hill


Quebradas Backcountry Byway


San Lorenzo Canyon

 Socorro Nature Area

Taos Field Office

 Diablo Canyon Recreation Area
 La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs
 Rio Chama Wild and Scenic River

Wild Rivers Recreation Area

  - Rinconada Loop Trail

Wild Rivers Backcountry Byway

-Orilla Verde Recreation Area

Río Grande Wild and Scenic River

-Red River Wild and Scenic River
-Taos Valley Overlook Trails
 Santa Cruz Lake

Sabinoso Wilderness

 Horsethief Mesa Trail
 Nambe Badlands Trail