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.

View the alert: BLM New Mexico COVID-19 Information Update

Petaca Pinta Wilderness Study Area


Rio Puerco Field Office 100 Sun Avenue NE, Suite 330 Albuquerque, NM 87109

34.74899556, -107.5015961

There is currently no public access to this WSA.


Petaca Pinta Wilderness Study Area

This area is known for its dramatic, colorful, and diverse topography that features lava, colorful mesas, and cliffs of sandstone. It is full of geological, biological, and archaeological features, including both riparian and canyon-wall ecology. Vegetation includes piсon-juniper, desert scrub, cottonwoods, willows, and cattails.