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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Robledo Mountains Wilderness Area


Las Cruces District Office 1800 Marquess Street Las Cruces, NM 88001

32.43127361, -106.9166667

From I-25, exit at the Radium Springs/Fort Selden exit (NM 157) 15 miles northwest of Las Cruces and drive southwest for 1½ miles to NM 185/North Valley Drive. Drive north on NM 185 for 1¾ miles and turn left onto Faulkner Canyon Road/County Rd D59 (½ mile west of the Blue Moon Bar and Cafe).


Robledo Mountains Wilderness Area

The Robledo Mountains Wilderness Area is located in the south-central portion of New Mexico in the Chihuahuan Desert. A diversity of habitats such as canyons, limestone cliffs, gentle slopes, caves, and riparian areas combine to make this area unique. Vegetation includes scattered junipers, diverse cacti, mesquite, creosote bush, and grassland.

Per the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act which became law on March 12, 2019, this web page is currently being updated. To find more information on the new wilderness areas in New Mexico created by the Act, please visit: Wilderness Connect