Blue Range Wilderness Area Trails Topo Map

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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 other New Mexico wildernesses. More importantly, it’s an integral appendage of the 173,762-acre Blue Range Primitive Area across the border in Arizona’s Apache National Forest. Indeed, the New Mexico portion of the Blue Range wasn’t formally designated wilderness until 1980 with the New Mexico Wilderness Act. Taken together, the primitive area and the wilderness constitute a wild area of 203,066 acres, slightly larger than the vast Aldo Leopold Wilderness. This “appendage” quality also helps explain why the Blue Range wilderness complex is far less well known in New Mexico than in Arizona, even among New Mexico hikers. Here, the Blue Range Wilderness is usually overshadowed by the nearby Gila Wilderness, despite the two being similar in character: forested mountains and hills etched by numerous drainages and deep canyons.
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Reserve, New Mexico

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