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  • The Withington Wilderness now contains a total of 19,000 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1980 the Withington Wilderness became part ...
  • The White Mountain Wilderness was established as a primitive area by the United States Congress in 1933 and was included in the National Wilderness Preservation System in 1964. The area originally con...
  • The Wheeler Peak Wilderness includes almost 20,000 acres.Lying along the top of the Sangre De Cristo mountain range Wheeler Peak Wilderness is characterized by high rugged terrain. Elevations range fr...
  • Located in the Chihuahuan desert 20 miles north of Socorro, New Mexico, the land that is now Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge has a fascinating and long history....
  • The Sandia Foothills Open Space contains approximately 2,650 acres of steep sloped hills intersected by gravelly drainages at the base of the Sandia Mountains. Elevation ranges from 5,720 to 6,800 fee...
  • The Refuge is 57,215 acres of vast rugged Chihuahuan desert mountains and canyons. The Refuge is located about 30 miles northeast of Las Cruces, New Mexico. ...
  • The Pecos Wilderness is a protected wilderness area within the Santa Fe National Forest and Carson National Forest. The Pecos Wilderness is in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of north central New Mexic...
  • Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1965 as a feeding and resting area for migratory birds. Over 350 acres of the Refuge are planted with wheat, corn, barley, and alfalfa to provide fo...
  • Little Dipper is a wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America, an amusement park in Gurnee, Illinois. Little Dipper was built in 1950 by Philadelphia Toboggan Company and operated at Kid...
  • Latir Peak Wilderness is a 20,506-acre (8,298 ha) wilderness area located within the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico, USA. Designated in 1980, the Wilderness is composed of dense forest,...
  • Situated on a high plateau where the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains and the Chihuahuan desert come together, Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge provides habitat for a diversity of plant and animal ...
  • Wildlife watchers may see various waterfowl,song birds, and deer year-round in designated area. Good binoculars are important. The best time to view wildlife is at dawn or dusk....
  • Grulla National Wildlife Refuge is located primarily in eastern New Mexico in Roosevelt County, southwest of the intersection of State Highway 88 and the Texas - New Mexico border about 25 miles south...
  • Gila Wilderness was designated the world's first wilderness area on June 3, 1924.[1] Along with Aldo Leopold Wilderness and Blue Range Wilderness, the 558,014 acres (225,820 ha) wilderness is part of ...
  • This 5,200-acre area is the smallest National Forest area in the southwest. Situated adjacent to Bandelier Wilderness in Bandelier National Monument, the area provides a continuous expanse of primitiv...
  • The Rio Chama Wilderness encompasses 50,300 acres in northwest New Mexico. The U.S. Department of Agriculture designated the land a wilderness area in 1978 and in 1986 the Rio Chama, that flows throug...
  • The Rio Chama Wilderness encompasses 50,300 acres in northwest New Mexico. The U.S. Department of Agriculture designated the land a wilderness area in 1978 and in 1986 the Rio Chama, that flows throug...
  • The Capitan Mountains Wilderness now contains a total of 34,658 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1980 the Capitan Mountains Wildernes...
  • Brantley Wildlife Area is located 15 miles north of Carlsbad.The lake is surrounded by grassland savannahs, shrubs, and trees....
  • Bosque del Apache is Spanish for 'woods of the Apache', and is rooted in the time when the Spanish observed Apaches routinely camped in the riverside forest. Since then the name has come to mean one o...
  • Located where the Chihuahuan Desert meets the southern plains, Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge provides habitat for some of the rarest creatures in New Mexico. Established in 1937 to provide habi...
  • Apache Kid Wilderness is a 44,626-acre (18,060 ha) wilderness area located within the Cibola National Forest in the U.S. state of New Mexico.[1] Straddling a southern portion of the San Mateo Mountain...
  • The Aldo Leopold Wilderness now contains a total of 202,016 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1980 the Aldo Leopold Wilderness became ...