New Mexico Advisories and Closures

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

  • 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

  • Federal Highway Construction Temporary Closure John Dunn Bridge Recreation Site
  • Orilla Verde Recreation Area:
    • Pectate Campground (Closed for construction.)
  • Santa Cruz Lake
    • Santa Cruz Lake is closed for the winter season. The boat ramp was removed on December 18, 2022 due to ice formations and unsafe conditions.
    • Please call Santa Cruz Lake at 505-351-1438 for more information.
  • La Junta Trail (Closure due to due to unsafe trail conditions.)
  • Wild Rivers Recreation Area
    • 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.
    • For more information, contact the Taos Field Office at 575-758-8851.
Las Cruces District

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site 

Three Rivers Petroglyph improvements/construction:

  • The Petroglyph trail will be closed Dec. 1-3, 2022.
  • The Village trail will be closed the week of Dec. 5 and reopen Dec. 12.
  • The campground and visitor center will be open as usual, except for Nov 28-30 when the entrance road will be closed for culvert replacement. 
Oklahoma Field Office

No closures at this time.

Pecos District Office

No closures at this time.

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.

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. 

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