Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness

Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area
Phone:
Address:

Farmington Field Office 6251 College Blvd. Suite A Farmington, NM 87402

Latitude/Longitude:
-107.9164464, 36.16254556
Directions:

From US Highway 550, 7.5 miles northwest of Nageezi, NM (which is 44.5 miles northwest of Cuba, NM) turn left onto NM 57. Drive south/southwest approximately 13.5 miles, at which point NM 57 forms the boundary of the WSA. For the next 4 ¾ miles, the WSA will be on your right.

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Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness

The Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness is located in northwestern New Mexico and is a badland area of rolling water-carved clay hills. The area is rich in fossils and has little vegetation to conceal geological formations. The thin vegetation includes sagebrush, pińon-juniper, Great Basin scrubland, and grassland. It is a landscape of sandstone cap rocks and scenic olive-colored hills. Water in this area is scarce and there are no trails; however, the area is scenic and contains soft colors rarely seen elsewhere.