Location: Northwest of Taos, on the north side of San Antonio Mountain, near the Colorado border
Elevation Range: 7,900-8,800 feet
BLM Acreage: 7,050 acres
The San Antonio WSA is located in northern New Mexico. A flat plain at about 8,400 feet in elevation contains a gorge about 100 feet deep carved by the Rio San Antonio. Because of upstream diversions, the lower stretches of the river go dry in the summer. The plain is grass and shrub covered, while the gorge includes stretches with Douglas fir and spruce.
You can reach the WSA’s southern edge from Highway 285 by taking Forest Road 118 (north of San Antonio Mountain - about 19 miles north of Tres Piedras). Take Forest Road 118 west for just over three miles to an unmaintained, unmarked dirt vehicle route, which leads north and branches into other routes. At about two miles, these routes intersect or come very close to the WSA boundary which is located to the west.
This is a dirt road requiring suitable clearance; however, the road may be impassible when muddy conditions exist. 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.
Taos Field Office
226 Cruz Alta Road
Taos, NM 87571