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.

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Eagle Peak Wilderness Study Area


Socorro Field Office 901 South Highway 85 Socorro, NM 87801

34.36444306, -108.7394589

From Highway 60, drive approximately 20 miles west of Quemado to County Road A7/McKinley Ranch Road. Highway road signs at the intersection indicate a road to the town of Luna (County Road B7) to the south. Turn north (right) on County Road A7/McKinley Ranch Road which is immediately opposite of the road to Luna and drive north for approximately 2.8 miles. From this point, the WSA will be on your right for approximately 1.2 miles.


Eagle Peak Wilderness Study Area

The Eagle Peak WSA is located in western New Mexico. It is characterized by rolling topography and broken by sandstone and basalt mesas and canyons. Volcanic features include large cinder cones and lava flows. Vegetation consists of grassland and piсon-juniper woodland.