Location: About 24 miles west of Quemado, north of Highway 60
Elevation Range: 6,400-7,679 feet
BLM Acreage: 19,414 acres
The Mesita Blanca WSA is located in western New Mexico. It is characterized by rolling grasslands broken by isolated sandstone and basalt mesas. Vegetation consists of grasslands and piñon-juniper woodlands. The 500-foot Red Hill Cinder Cone and lava flow provides a landmark within the WSA.
From Highway 60 approximately 20 miles west of Quemado, drive County Road A007 / McKinley Ranch Road north for just over 6 miles (passing unmaintained routes along the way). At this point, the WSA’s eastern edge will be on your left for approximately 9 miles.
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