Bisti Badlands Bureau of Land Management

Farmington, New Mexico 87401

Bisti Badlands Bureau of Land Management

Bisti Badlands: Bureau of Land Management Professional Review and Guide

"Follow this out-and-back “trail” through some of the most unique scenery that New Mexico has to offer. The Bisti Badlands do not have designated trails. They are an adventurer’s dream!

This 6-mile out-and-back hike gives a good sampling of what the area has to offer and should be considered as a starting point to however long you’d like to make your adventure in the area. Don’t expect to see too many other hikers."

More Bisti Badlands: Bureau of Land Management Professional Reviews and Guides

"The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness contains a maze of eroded clay beds and sandstone remnants. The clay beds, colored many shades of gray, with highlights of red and yellow, are very soft and erode easily. Little vegetation grows on the poor, unstable soil.

This trail description is meant only as an introduction to the Bisti Badlands. No trails really exist in the wilderness. The badlands can seem maze-like to the inexperienced hiker, making it easy to get lost. However, if you are a beginner, do not be afraid to at least walk into the edge of the badlands. To go farther, take a map and compass and go with experienced hikers."

Bisti Badlands: Bureau of Land Management Reviews

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5/21/2006
Please see my report for this date under the Bisti Section, Bisti-De-Na-Zin Wilderness trail heading on Trails.com.
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Trail Information

Farmington
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Views
Features
Bureau of Land Management, Farmington Field Office, 6251 College Blvd., Ste. A, Farmington, NM 87402; (505) 564-7600; www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/wilderness_andwsas/wilderness_areas/bisti.html
Local Contacts
USGS: Alamo Mesa East, NM
Local Maps