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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

 Angel Peak Scenic Area
 Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness
 Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area

Glade Run Recreation Area


Simon Canyon ACEC

 Crow Canyon Petroglyphs
 Defensive Sites of Dinétah
 Largo Canyon Homesteads

Las Cruces District Office
 Aden Hills OHV Area
 Aguirre Spring Campground
 Dripping Springs
 Gila Lower Box Canyon

Kilbourne Hole Volcanic Crater

 Lake Valley Backcountry Byway
 Lake Valley Historic Townsite
 McGregor Range
 Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument
 Picacho Peak Recreation Area
 Prehistoric Trackways National Monument
 Red Sands OHV Area
 Robledo Mountains OHV Trail System
 Sierra Vista Trail
 Soledad Canyon

Three Rivers Petroglyphs

 Tortugas Mountain Recreation Area
 La Cueva

Rio Puerco Field Office

 Cabezon Peak
 Cebolla Wilderness
 Chain of Craters Backcountry Byway
 El Malpais NCA
 Ignacio Chavez

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

 Ojito Wilderness
 Perea Nature Trail

West Malpais Wilderness

 White Ridge Bike Trails
 Casamero Pueblo
 Guadalupe Ruin

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


Datil Well Recreation Area Campground

 Fort Craig Historic Site

Johnson Hill (Gordy's Hill)


Quebradas Backcountry Byway


San Lorenzo Canyon

 Socorro Nature Area

The Box Recreation Area

Taos Field Office

 Rio Chama Wild and Scenic River

Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River

 Red River Wild and Scenic River

Wild Rivers Backcountry Byway


Wild Rivers Recreation Area

 Orilla Verde Recreation Area
 Santa Cruz Lake

Sabinoso Wilderness

 La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs