Carrizozo Land Partnership

Nov. 3, 2023 update: The Carrizozo Land Partnership vehicle pass page is temporarily unavailable and the Roswell Field Office is currently unable to issue vehicle passes to cross private lands while collection policies for personal identifiable information are updated. All other open BLM lands remain accessible during this time. For more information please contact the Roswell Field Office at 575-627-0272.

Public lands managed by the BLM between the Carrizozo Lava Flow and the White Sands Missile Range can only be reached by crossing private land. The Carrizozo Land Partnership, a partnership between the BLM, private land owners and ranchers of this area, has arranged for public access to BLM lands in this area by a vehicle pass process.

Once on the BLM lands in the area, the public is allowed to hunt, camp, hike, observe wildlife and other appropriate recreational activities. Private lands and facilities are to be respected by pass holders. All vehicles, including off-road-vehicles and mountain bikes, must stay on designated roads. Be advised that road conditions are rough and all travel is at your own risk.

Once you have been issued your vehicle pass you may access the Carrizozo BLM Lands through the posted entrance. Your vehicle pass will grant you access to BLM lands and the Private Access Road only. Please print these forms and carry them with you at all times while inside of the access area.

To access State Trust lands, except licensed hunters, you must get permission directly from the private landowner. To access any Private lands you must have permission directly from the land owner. Please refer to the Carrizozo Land Partnership Map.