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Sabinoso Wilderness

The Sabinoso Wilderness is a remote area in the northeastern portion of New Mexico.  The Wilderness includes a series of high, narrow mesas surrounded by cliff-lined canyons.  The rugged country primarily supports piñon pine and juniper woodlands with occasional clusters of ponderosa pine.  A perennial warm season grass savanna is found on the mesa tops.  Streams periodically flow in the canyon bottoms supporting riparian vegetation including willow and cottonwood.  The deep canyon area, surrounded by the wide-open New Mexico plains, is unique for this region.  The deep incisions cut by Cañon Olguin, Cañon Largo, and Lagartija Creek create a striking topographical and geological contrast in this otherwise flat terrain.

Access
From I-25 take exit 345 on to NM104 heading east.  Travel 32.7 miles east to Trujillo, NM.  Turn left on to San Miguel County Road C51A at Trujillo and travel east for approximately 7 miles on an improved dirt road.  Follow BLM directional signs by turning left at the Y and heading north for 3 miles on the lightly maintained route to the Sabinoso Wilderness parking area.  This road is not passable when wet.  Please leave gates as you find them.

Quick Facts

Location: East of Las Vegas, NM

Elevation: 4,500 to 6,000 feet

BLM Acreage: 19,625 acres

Fact Sheet

Map of Sabinoso Wilderness

Contact Us

Taos Field Office
226 Cruz Alta Road
Taos, NM  87571-5983
(575) 758-8851

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