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Robledo Mountains WSA

Location: Eight miles northwest of Las Cruces, immediately west of the Rio Grande

Elevation Range: 4,600-6,198 feet
BLM Acreage: 12,946 acres

The Robledo Mountains WSA is located in the south-central portion of New Mexico in the Chihuahuan Desert. A diversity of habitats such as canyons, limestone cliffs, gentle slopes, caves, and riparian areas combine to make this area unique. Vegetation includes scattered junipers, diverse cacti, mesquite, creosote bush, and grassland.
From I-25, exit at the Radium Springs/Fort Selden exit (NM 157) 15 miles northwest of Las Cruces and drive southwest for 1½ miles to NM 185/North Valley Drive.  Drive north on NM 185 for 1¾ miles and turn left onto Faulkner Canyon Road/County Rd D59 (½ mile west of the Blue Moon Bar and Cafe). 

Please Note:

1. Four-wheel drive is required.  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.

2. There are no marked trails in this WSA.  Visitors must possess knowledge and skill in cross country hiking and navigating. 


Contact Information
Las Cruces District Office
1800 Marquess Street
Las Cruces, NM 88005
(575) 525-4300

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