Location: North of the Gila River; northwest of Bedrock; northeast of Virden
Elevation Range: 4,000-5,600 feet
BLM Acreage: 14,896 acres
The Blue Creek WSA is located in the southwestern portion of New Mexico and is dominated by a volcanic fault block mountain named Black Mountain. The intermittent Blue Creek passes through the eastern part of the WSA and the narrow cliff-walled canyon is dominated by ash, cottonwood, Arizona sycamore, and willow. The uplands are dominated by desert grasses and shrubs.
From Lordsburg, NM, drive north then northwest on US Hwy 70 for approximately 25 miles. Turn right on NM 92 and drive approximately 6 miles, crossing the Gila River on the way, to Mud Springs Ranch Rd (A039), approximately one mile east of Virden, NM. Passing unmarked intersecting roads, drive for approximately 5.5 miles on A039 to a 4WD road on the right. Drive south approximately ¼ mile; the WSA is on the left side of this road for approximately 1 ¼ miles before entering private land.
1. This is a dirt road requiring suitable clearance. 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.
2. There are no marked trails in this WSA. Visitors must possess knowledge and skill in cross country hiking and navigating.
Las Cruces District Office
1800 Marquess Street
Las Cruces, NM 88005