National Forests and Grassland in New Mexico

National Forests

Name Acreage Points of Interest
Carson National Forest
Taos, NM
1,507,000
acres
Wheeler Peak Wilderness, North Pecos Wilderness, Valle Vidal, Cruces Basin
Cibola National Forest
Albuquerque, NM
1,625,542
acres
Mt. Taylor, Sandia Wilderness, Manzano Mountain Wilderness, Withington Wilderness, Apache Kid Wilderness
Gila National Forest
Silver City, NM
3,300,000
acres
Gila Cliff Dwellings, Tularosa Mountains, Gila Wilderness, Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Big Burro Mountains
Kiowa National Grassland
Clayton, NM
137,131
acres
Canadian River Canyon, McNees Crossing
Lincoln National Forest
Alamogordo, NM
1,103,441
acres
Sunspot, Sacramento Mountains, Capitan Mountains Wilderness, White Mountain Wilderness, Guadalupe Mountains
Santa Fe National Forest
Santa Fe, NM
1,567,181
acres
Pecos Wilderness, Truchas Peaks, Jemez Mountains, Valles Caldera, San Pedro Parks Wilderness, Rio Chama Wild and Scenic River
 
Looking at a hillside filled with aspens in color
Aspens in color
Map showing the general locations of the Forest Service properties in New Mexico
Looking down a near-barren canyon in Lincoln National Forest
In Lincoln National Forest

Upper photos courtesy of TheArmchairExplorer, CCA-by-SA 4.0 License
Bottom photo courtesy of the US Forest Service
Map courtesy of Cartesia MapArt US Terrain