Location: 25 air miles southwest of Datil near Old Horse Springs
Elevation Range: 7,500-9,490 feet
BLM Acreage: 5,032 acres
The Horse Mountain WSA is located in west-central New Mexico. Horse Mountain has scenic rock spires on Horse Peak at 9,450 feet. The mountaintop provides sweeping vistas of the Plains of San Agustin to the south. Covered by ponderosa pine, piñon, juniper, and oak, the rocky mountain rises from the surrounding grassland. This area is an island of habitat for a variety of forest-related wildlife, including mule deer, elk, golden eagles, mountain lions, bobcats, and occasionally bald eagles.
From Datil, NM, drive NM Highway 12 southwest for about 25.5 miles and turn north onto County Road A024/Horse Springs Rd. Drive just over 4 miles at which point you will enter BLM land. The western border of the WSA is about ¾ of a mile east from here; travel on foot to reach the WSA.
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.
Socorro Field Office
901 South Highway 85
Socorro, NM 87801