De-Na-Zin Section, Bisti–de-Na-Zin Wilderness

Farmington, New Mexico 87402

De-Na-Zin Section, Bisti–de-Na-Zin Wilderness

De-Na-Zin Section, Bisti–de-Na-Zin Wilderness Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The De-Na-Zin Wilderness is not as well known as its companion wilderness, the Bisti, but it offers six times the land area of similar wild scenery. Rocks deposited in swamps and forests on the edge of an ancient sea have eroded into fascinating shapes.

The landscape is filled with lithic mushrooms, chocolate drops, turbans, and goblins. Also abundant within the wilderness are petrified logs, dinosaur bones, and mammalian fossils."

De-Na-Zin Section, Bisti–de-Na-Zin Wilderness Trip Reports

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4/6/2005
De-Na-Zin is fairly remote and appears to get very little use. We saw nobody else when we were there and no other cars were in the parking area. With no established trails, you can just wander in any direction. If you like photography, De-Na-Zin is a place you'll want to visit. The landscape is made up of a lot of different and interesting formations, but shade is hard to find. Probably best to visit in mild weather.
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Trail Information

Farmington
Nearby City
5
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
March through November
Season
USGS Alamo Mesa East
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