Location: Northwest of the Mexico Border
Elevation Range: 4,800-6,838 feet
BLM Acreage: 16,264 acres
The Alamo Hueco Mountains WSA is situated in southwestern New Mexico. It is characterized by highly eroded volcanic mountains, mesas, vertical cliffs, and long sinuous canyons that are dominated by juniper and oak brush. There are no maintained trails in this area; however, the desert scenery, archaeological sites, and wildlife diversity make this area unique. Wildlife species include javelina, Montezuma quail, desert bighorn sheep, mountain lions, golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, and prairie falcons.
From Hachita, NM, drive NM Hwy 81 south for approximately 27½ miles to a dirt road between mile markers 18 and 17 with a BLM signed gate. This road crosses private land for the first three miles and the public must remain on the road in this section. Drive east through the gate for approximately 2¼ miles, then turn right before a fence and drive south for just under ½ mile past another fence. The road then veers southeast for approximately 6 miles (passing unmarked, unmaintained roads) to a dirt road leading south. Drive south for approximately 1¼ miles to a T intersection. Turn left or right at the T intersection and the WSA boundary will be to the south of the road for approximately 4¼ miles in either direction.
This is a dirt road requiring suitable clearance. Please note that conditions of roads can change at any time due to weather. Drivers should avoid dirt roads during rain or snow. Drivers should be cautious of wash-out following rain or snowmelt.
There are no marked trails in this WSA. Visitors must possess knowledge and skill in cross country hiking and navigating.
This WSA is near the international border with Mexico. Because of the potential for illegal cross border activity, caution should be exercised when visiting this area.
Las Cruces District Office
1800 Marquess Street
Las Cruces, NM 88005