On this page, you will find the following information (when in effect) for BLM regions listed below:

  • COVID Closures:  The latest information on changes to facilities and services in response to Coronavirus (COVID-restriction)
    • Due to new CDC guidelines as of July 28, 2021, masking requirements vary from office to office. Before you visit your local BLM office, please call that office to confirm services and availability of staff. If you call your local BLM office, and are unable to reach the person you are looking for, you can also call the BLM New Mexico State Office at 505-954-2222 for assistance.
  • Recreation Closures: Travel, recreation site closures
  • Fire-Related Closures: Closures as result of wildfire

Open tabs below for more information about advisories/closures in a region near you:

Albuquerque District 

Rio Puerco Field Office

Amarillo Field Office

No closures at this time.

Farmington District

Taos Field Office

  • Orilla Verde Recreation Area:
    • Pectate Campground (Closed for construction.)
  • Posi-Ouinge Trail (Closed due to Ojo Caliente structural fire.)
  • Santa Cruz Lake
    • North Shore Campground (Closed for maintenance.)
  • Taos County Road B017 (JOHN DUNN BRIDGE RD)
    • Taos County Road B017 is being closed today on an emergency health and safety basis and will remain closed for an extended period due to unstable rocks, soil and debris that continues to slide down due to the steep slope of hillside that is unstable. The road will be closed while a feasibility study is conducted. If you have any question or concerns, please contact Jason Silva, Taos County Public Works Director at 575-737-6472. The BLM boat launch area will NOT be impacted; however, public access to Black Rock Hot Springs will be by foot only.
  • La Junta Trail (Closure due to due to unsafe trail conditions.)
  • Wild Rivers Recreation Area
    • For current updates on Campground and Road Closures due to road project. Please contact the BLM Wild Rivers Visitor Center at 575-586-1150. 
    • BLM Announces Temporary Closure of the La Junta Trail at Wild Rivers Recreation Area
      • The closure of the La Junta Trail continues at the Wild Rivers Recreation Area. The BLM has completed a feasibility study on the stabilization and realignment of the trail. The BLM is actively seeking funding for the project. The closure will remain in effect until further notice. Please see the news release for more information.
Las Cruces District

No closures at this time.

Oklahoma Field Office

No closures at this time.

Pecos District Office

Roswell Field Office

The recreation site closures will remain in effect until further notice. The BLM thanks all New Mexicans, visitors and partners for their cooperation. Please report any instances of vandalism to facilities to the local district office or the BLM Law Enforcement dispatch at 1-800-637-9152.

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New Mexico Public Lands Information Center

The New Mexico Public Lands Information Center is available via their online chat or phone at 505-954-2002 to answer questions about which public lands are open, where you can go camping, where to cut fuelwood, and how you can practice social distancing in the great outdoors.

Their online information center is open, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST.