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Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

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WARNING: Not a good family destination. No accomodations.

Beautiful for those equipped and able for the hike. Be prepared to rough it. Please do not litter... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2019
Eerie and beautiful

Just going to “the bad lands” made it exciting and mysterious. It was a very quiet and beautiful... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

Beautiful for those equipped and able for the hike. Be prepared to rough it. Please do not litter or bring disrespectful people to this place. it is beautiful; a precious place to me, and should remain that way. Describing it does it no justice. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank LauraAgardy
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Just going to “the bad lands” made it exciting and mysterious. It was a very quiet and beautiful place with lots of different colors and shapes. The wind has worn the rocks in different angles and shapes. You can hike all around. The dry wind...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank prater2018
Reviewed December 31, 2018

having seen the pictures of this place, i was interested in a visit. read the reviews and took the advice of going with a guide. we booked Navajo Tours USA. glad we had the company of Kialo and Terri, we actually ran across someone who...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank noel17
Reviewed December 24, 2018

Hiked to the wing twice once for sunset photos and the next day hiked in and out in the dark for Milky Way photo....not easy. There are different ways to hike there I took the shortest route but none of the routes have trails.

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Passenger817215
Reviewed December 15, 2018

We drove here from Chaco National Culture Historical Park early in the morning. It took about 1 1/2 hrs because we followed the rangers advise and did not try to cut off some distance by using the poorly labelled back roads. We were warned that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank ntalabany
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

I can't even begin to explain how awesome this area is. 45,000 acres of dog friendly hiking is our heaven. The rock formations are incredible and you can easily spend hours out there without realizing it. Highly recommend it!

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank TrixiesTravels
Reviewed November 3, 2018

I did not get to spend nearly enough time at this wilderness area. I finally was able to make it though, and got there just before sunset, which I would highly recommend although I would be careful to keep your bearings and bring a flashlight...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank LeighK35
Reviewed November 2, 2018

This park is not very well known with tourists which makes it so much nicer. There are no paths or trails but there are some maps online that are very handy. The place is breathtaking and it feels like you walk on Mars.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank WillemLeest
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Amazing photo experience with the most unusual rock formations. No marked trails and GPS does not work because of iron deposits in the hills.So as not to get lost and waste time wandering in a wildness area we hired a guide (Tori Myers) from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank CalifTravelBuddy
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Hard to place into words what describes this location, it is breathtaking in its desolation, peaceful in a way that defies description. The hoodoo's are more difficult to located than you imagine and it really is important you come fully prepared when visiting this location....More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Steppin-owt
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January 10, 2019|
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Response from prater2018 | Reviewed this property |
You probably can see them all depending on amount of time you want to hike around. Yes the roads are dirt and gravel and not well marked where we were. It was worth seeing
December 28, 2018|
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Response from ntalabany | Reviewed this property |
We did not use a guide. We were out for about 2 1/2 hours on our own but could have stayed longer. If you know what you are looking for (check out the back of the map display at the parking area) and you have a bit of sense... More
September 2, 2018|
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Response from Fred B | Reviewed this property |
I was there walking around a few hours. The truth is I didn't think it was that great and wasn't worth the time. I'm 60 yrs old and have been to every monument in the four corners area and this place wasn't worth going to... More