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Sabinoso Wilderness

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General Trip Planning Information

This is an arid environment with little available water. Make sure to bring plenty of water.

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. This road is not passable when wet. Please leave gates as you find them.

Recreational Opportunities

Primitive forms of recreation, such as hiking, backpacking, camping, wildlife viewing, photography, and horseback riding may be enjoyed. Trails in the wilderness consist of some abandoned vehicle routes (closed to vehicles). Through a management plan, the BLM will be determining which of these to adapt into a trail system.

Climate and Special Equipment Needs

Occurring primarily in spring and summer, annual precipitation ranges between 14 and 18 inches. Water is scarce in the wilderness, so you will need to bring sufficient water with you on your visit.

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