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Carlsbad Field Office Carlsbad Field Office
Experience the contrast of the cool waters of the Black River with the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert; marvel at the fascinating features of our caves; travel along a scenic backcountry byway; or romp on our sand dunes. More>> 
Farmington Field Office Farmington Field Office
Savor the serenity of a hike through a magically-surreal wilderness area; the thrill of fishing in the San Juan River; or challenge yourself by riding your mountain bike or horse across miles of varied terrain. More>>
Las Cruces District Office Las Cruces District Office
The confluence of the Chihuahuan desert, Rocky Mountains, great plains, Sonoran desert, and Sierra Madre make this vast area the most biologically and recreationally diverse region of New Mexico. More>>
Rio Puerco Field Office Rio Puerco Field Office
From the beautiful cone-shaped rock formations of Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument to the fascinating volcanic landscape of Rio Puerco Valley and El Malpais National Conservation Area, recreation opportunities abound here. More>>
Roswell Field Office Roswell Field Office
Whether you own a backpack, mountain bike, horse, or motor home, adventure awaits you in our caves, off-highway vehicle areas, campgrounds, equestrian areas, and historic sites, not to mention exotic lava flows and other backcountry gems. More>>
Socorro Field Office Socorro Field Office
Come climb, boulder, cave, hunt, ride your mountain bike, photograph or camp in the varied terrain of west central New Mexico.  Also awaiting you are scenic and off-road vehicle driving and historical sightseeing, or backpacking in primitive Wilderness Study Areas. More>>
Taos Field Office Taos Field Office
With two outstanding Wild and Scenic Rivers and three developed recreation areas, this is a great place to experience a whitewater rafting challenge; enjoy a breathtaking view of a river gorge; hike miles of developed trails; camp under the stars; view wildlife; or visit important prehistoric, historic, or active cultural sites. More>>

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Bienvenidos! Welcome to the Land of Enchantment, where the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oversees outdoor recreation and many other activities on 13.4 million acres of public land. New Mexico’s landscape is as diverse as the cultures it supports, encompassing high deserts, rugged lava flows, vivid spacious skies and vistas, wild and scenic rivers and stunning cave formations.

Almost all of this land is open for recreational use, and opportunities abound, such as hiking, hunting, fishing, dispersed backcountry camping and much more. You can backpack through badlands, explore a multitude of caves, or navigate world-class whitewater rapids. You can view wildlife in spectacular settings or visit historic or prehistoric sites. You might also want to explore some new areas in your off-highway vehicle or on your horse.

In New Mexico, visitors to public lands can experience a closeness to the landscape that’s just beyond their living room, and find enough excitement to satisfy all outdoor enthusiasts. So, take a walk. Ride your bike. Climb some cliffs or smell the desert flowers. Hunt or fish, hike or sightsee – just do it! You owe it to yourself to experience the solitude and grandeur of America’s outback. Take a tour of our field offices, review our statewide geographic overview, and go re-create yourself on New Mexico’s public lands!