New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide Guide Book

by Bob Julyan & Tom Till (Westcliffe Publishers)
New Mexicoand39;s Wilderness Areas The Complete Guide  by Bob Julyan & Tom Till

320pp/color photos/maps
ISBN: 1565792912

A must for any wilderness explorer, this highly detailed guide describes dozens of day, destination, loop, and shuttle hikes in New Mexico's most natural places. Travel the scenic trails of the Sangre de Cristo and the rugged volcanic regions of Datil-Mogollon Volcanic Plateau. Visit the remote deserts of De-na-zin and journey through the caves of El Malpais. Author Bub Julyan profiles each hike in detail and divulges his own favorites in this indispensable wilderness guidebook.

© Bob Julyan and Tom Till/Westcliffe Publishers. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide" Guide Book
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... Preview: Ah-shi-sle-pah is one part of New Mexico’s Colorado Plateau badlands wilderness complex that also includes the Bisti and De-na-zin Wilderness areas and the 10,000-acre corridor linking them. All are l ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Farmington, NM - Hiking
... Preview: Lack of access has kept recreational use of these mountains very low. Now that access has improved, hiking might increase somewhat, with most hikers attracted by desert scenery, archaeological sites, ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Lordsburg, NM - Hiking
... Preview: In 1976, an article in the Denver Post Empire Magazine called the Black Range “the Wildest Wilderness in the West.” One would hate to get into wilderness one-upmanship, but the Black Range, which incl ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Truth or Consequences, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 200
... Preview: Today, the Apache Kid Wilderness vies for being New Mexico’s least known, least visited wilderness, and for the same reasons the Apache Kid chose it for a refuge. It’s far from population centers, and ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Socorro, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: Various
... Preview: The Pajarito Plateau of Bandelier National Monument is like an amphitheater of the past echoing former peoples and events. A well-developed, well-marked system of scenic, interesting, and often chal ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Santa Fe, NM - Backpacking,Hiking,Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 70
... Preview: Ecologists recognize this part of New Mexico as a transition area, and thus exceptionally rich in plants and animals. The list of rare and endangered species found in the Big Hatchet Mountains WSA is ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Lordsburg, NM - Hiking
... Preview: The wind was raging and the air was dense and dark with dust the first time I camped at the Bisti—De-na-zin Wildernesses. My youngest daughter was three, and—undaunted by the storm—we explored the str ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Farmington, NM - Hiking
... Preview: The apparently small size of the Blue Range Wilderness is deceptive. It may appear dwarfed in comparison to the 558,065-acre Gila Wilderness nearby, but at 29,000 acres it still is larger than seven o ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Reserve, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: In the nineteenth century, the Rio Puerco Valley was an important agricultural area, with at least four small villages and a stage route connecting Santa Fe and Fort Wingate. But railroads meant the e ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Cuba, NM - Hiking
... Preview: The Spanish name El Cabezón, “the big head,” accurately describes this volcanic formation, but it hardly does justice to the largest, most well-known, and arguably most dramatic of many volcanic plugs ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Albuquerque, NM - Hiking
... Preview: Geographers like to point out that the Capitan Mountains are among the nation’s few east-west trending ranges. Cultural historians remind us that these mountains gave us Smokey the Bear, and that this ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Lincoln, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 32
... Preview: Of the thousands of visitors to Carlsbad Caverns National Park each year, only a handful come for what is above ground rather than beneath it. And admittedly, the underground wonders of the great cave ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Whites City, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 50
... Preview: The pattern is repeated throughout west-central New Mexico—tawny sandstone cliffs rising to tiered, forested mesas, all separated by broad grassy valleys veined with a network of deep arroyos—but only ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Grants, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: You’ll find North America’s most impressive pre-columbian ruins north of Mexico in Chaco Canyon on the Navajo Reservation in northwestern New Mexico. This broad canyon would otherwise go unnoticed i ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Farmington, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: As its name implies, this wilderness study area on the west side of El Malpais National Monument features a series of volcanic cinder cones, part of the larger volcanic complex here and intended to be ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Grants, NM - Hiking
... Preview: This wilderness owes its existence, physically and officially, to the Rio Chama, second only to the Rio Grande as north-central New Mexico’s most important river. Like the Rio Grande, the Chama rises ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Abiquiu, NM - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Located between the Latir Peak and wheeler peak wildernesses, The columbine–hondo wsa is larger than these sister areas but comparable in terms Of scenery and wilderness character. Columbine–Hondo has ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Taos, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 75
... Preview: Probably no Wilderness Study Area in New Mexico has greater historical significance than the Cookes Range WSA, a fact illustrated by important historic sites located just outside the WSA boundary. Pet ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Deming, NM - Hiking
... Preview: I first visited the cruces basin wilderness on a typical day in October, when the grassland was tawny as the fur on a puma and the aspens, just beginning to lose their leaves, seemed like translucent ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Tres Piedras, NM - Hiking,Mountain Biking
... Preview: Los Alamos historian, naturalist, and hiker Dorothy Hoard was instrumental in the designation of the Dome Wilderness, an area she describes as “a nice little wilderness.” Little? From the top of 8,113 ... From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Santa Fe, NM - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6