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Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

NCM Road 7297, Farmington, NM 87401
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Farmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Ottawa, Canada
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299 reviews 299 reviews
70 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

South of Farmington, off a lonely highway 371, there are a few small parking areas, and you are mostly on your own to roam around the low hills of eroded soft rocks. Look up Bisti Badlands in Google; there are a few websites with directions and info. If you go into the area with deep gullies, make sure you don't... More

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

One of my favorite places. The views are almost lunar in appearance. Well worth exploring. Great contrasts against the (almost always) blue clear sky. Take your camera, water and snacks. Enjoy this spectacular expression of nature.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The hoodoos (rock formations) here are breathtaking. Add in the never-ending NM sky, and it is a photographer's dream!

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Farmington, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great place to hike, take pictures but careful not to get lost, getting here might be a challenge so some planning suggested. It is located on 371 between Crowpoint and Farmington. It has a small designated parking but no restroom. Have fun exploring!

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Four Corners, NM
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a must-see location. If you don't have it on your bucket list, you should! The landscape is almost lunar, with rock formations (called hoo-doos) unlike anywhere else I've ever been. Take your camera with plenty of digital space available.

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
7 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One of the best places I visited on a road-trip to the South-West of the US. This place needs a little research before visiting, and it could be easy to get lost/dehydrated. The scenery is really unusual and just spectacular. Brilliant place for getting off-the-beaten-track and for photography.

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Beacon Falls, Connecticut
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102 reviews 102 reviews
35 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Hiking Bisti has been on our list for years. I finally organized a western trip that worked in a stay in near by Farmington. The badlands are easily reached-clearly marked state rd with a well signed turn off. We spent a full day-beautiful photos-very different sets of rock formations. We have hiked the coyote buttes (vermillion cliffs), Arches, Zion etc... More

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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and I were the only visitors the day we went. Beautiful sunshiny day. the sand formations were like something out of a movie set. certainly worth the trip!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I spent three days hiking and exploring Bisit (stayed in Farmington at night though one can camp on site). The entire time there was never more than three cars total at the "trailhead" and I only came across other people while out hiking once and they were at a distance. This is the type of location where a little bit... More

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texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is well worth the trip off the beaten path. But, don't expect the formations seen on some of the photos. They are there, but whether or not you walk near them is another matter. I would liken the formations at this end as smaller versions in the Arches National Park. I would suggest that if you are driving a... More

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