The desert landscape of the Ojito Wilderness.

Ojito Wilderness

The Ojito Wilderness is a desert landscape of steep-sided mesas, rocky terraces, retreating escarpments, box canyons, deep meandering arroyos, and austere badlands.  Bands of multi-colored shale, sandstone, and limestone draw attention to cliff sides.  Occasional badland settings, with their unusual hoodoos (weathered rock in the form of pinnacles, spires, cap rocks, and other unusual forms), accent the landscape.  Piñon and juniper are dotted throughout the Wilderness, and rare stands of ponderosa pine can be found tucked into shady recesses. 

Quick Facts

Location: West of Bernalillo

Elevation: 5,600 to 6,200 feet

BLM Acreage: 11,823 acres

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Rio Puerco Field Office
100 Sun Avenue NE
Pan American Bldg.
Suite 330
Albuquerque, NM  87109-4676