BLM New Mexico COVID-19 Information Update

The Department of the Interior’s current COVID-19 policy incorporates CDC guidance. As CDC science-based guidance changes, our policy will adapt. Visitors have always been encouraged by DOI to review CDC guidance when making their plans to recreate responsibly. CDC guidance indicates that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations. Unvaccinated people must wear a mask indoors in DOI buildings at all times and outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained. All people, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask on all forms of public transportation and in healthcare settings on DOI lands. We will continue to ask visitors to follow CDC guidance to recreate responsibly.

The latest information on changes to facilities and services in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available here.

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Devil's Reach Wilderness Study Area


Socorro Field Office 901 South Highway 85 Socorro, NM 87801

33.87403611, -107.2105522

The WSA can be reached from the north by cross country hiking or horseback riding through the Cibola National Forest.


Devil's Reach Wilderness Study Area

The Devil's Reach WSA is a rugged area just west of the Devil's Backbone WSA. Devil's Reach is primarily grass covered.