This Off-Limits New Mexico Wilderness Is Now Open To Public And It’s Breathtaking

The public now has access to the Sabinoso Wilderness. This beautiful, remote wilderness in San Miguel County is prime land for recreational activities like hiking, camping, horseback riding, fishing, and hunting. Until November 2017 the wilderness was completely surrounded by private land.

In November 2017, the Interior Department accepted a 3,595-acre donation from The Wilderness Land Trust, which expanded the wilderness area and connected it to public roads.

Within the nearly 20,000-acre wilderness, you will find cliffs, canyons, and a stream that feeds into the nearby Canadian River. It is also excellent habitat for elk, mule deer, and other wildlife. To fully appreciate the majesty of this land take a look at the video below, then plan your newest New Mexico outdoor adventure!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Directions: From I-25 take exit 345 on to NM104 heading east. Travel 32.7 miles east to Trujillo, NM. Turn left on to San Miguel County Road C51A at Trujillo and travel east for approximately 7 miles on an improved dirt road. Follow BLM directional signs by turning left at the Y and heading north for 3 miles on the lightly maintained route to the Sabinoso Wilderness parking area. Note: This road is not passable when wet.

For more information, visit the BLM Sabinosos website.