Location: East of Rio Grande; northeast of Socorro
Elevation Range: 4,600-7,100 feet
BLM Acreage: 24,238 acres
The Stallion WSA is located in central New Mexico, approximately 15 miles east of Socorro. The area is composed of escarpments, box canyons, rolling foothills, mountains, and badlands. The vegetation is typical of the upper Chihuahuan Desert. It is a semi-arid area that is known for its rugged terrain and near vertical escarpments that reach elevations of 7,100 feet. The mountainous topography and numerous rock outcrops are attractive to birds of prey.
From I-25 near San Antonio, NM, drive 12 miles east on State Highway 380 to County Road 129. Drive north on County Road 129 for approximately 6.5 miles then veer right onto County Road 147. Continue two miles, heading northeast, then east to where the road will turn north. From this point continue north for nine miles, passing unmaintained, unmarked, intersecting routes. After nine miles you will be very near the western border of the WSA.
The routes to this remote WSA are poorly marked. In addition to the driving directions provided, skill and attention to navigation is needed to reach this 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 and 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