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Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

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NCM Road 7297, Farmington, NM 87401
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If you have the time it is certainly worth the effort to explore this wilderness. Most of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
Hard to get to but awesome

This place is special in the type of formations it offers, a great BLM location for free hiking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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NCM Road 7297, Farmington, NM 87401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have the time it is certainly worth the effort to explore this wilderness. Most of the interesting views are fairly close to the improved parking area.

1  Thank TravellingNature
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is special in the type of formations it offers, a great BLM location for free hiking. Make sure to take water with you.

1  Thank Aktan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is wild. No marked trails and like a maze. We proceeded carefully and put effort into knowing, marking, and remembering where we came from... as best as possible. Casually approaching a hike here would be a big mistake and I'm not surprised that...More

3  Thank R_from_NJ_USA
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

We live in the area and have visited the Bisti and De Naz Zin many many times and highly recommend as it's not like any other place or hike most people have done. No trails so you're on your own so as mentioned in others...More

3  Thank 159timothyg
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This unique wilderness area is worth the trip! Make sure you bring a GPS or, at the very least, a compass and plenty of water. There is no shade or shelter and it's very easy to lose your way. We spent four hours hiking around...More

1  Thank Wendy Z
Reviewed August 8, 2017

First , the pros: - simply put you can't find anything like the Cracked Eggs anywhere else. To me that alone deserve to be on the Bucket List. -The hike is pretty easy if you go around the hills and not climbing over any. -...More

1  Thank Onephzw
Reviewed July 29, 2017

We had read a review of this location and ventured out to hike it early one morning while staying in Farmington. I highly recommend it (take plenty of water and salty snacks). However, I would not recommend this hike alone. Take a partner. You can...More

3  Thank 441paml
Reviewed July 3, 2017

A magical, otherworldly place, but no shade. Bring water, salty snacks, and wear a hat. The Visitor Center/ Museum in Farmington has a map with GPS coordinates so you can find the high points to visit readily. Reading other ratings, I way pointed my car...More

7  Thank Lakegal1944
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Disappointing. Can see most of this from the highway. Wonder why it's on the map as someplace special.

3  Thank Bill B
Reviewed June 28, 2017

I loved exploring this very off the wall location. The rock formations were amazing. Just fun getting out and walking around. We went the mile or so past the parking lot for some great formations. Also climbing some of the rock formations to get a...More

7  Thank kit52349
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September 8, 2017|
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Response from Kirk H | Reviewed this property |
You may also try searching for a photography tour. My trip was part of one but they only do 1 or 2 tours a year there.
August 23, 2017|
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Response from Michael R | Reviewed this property |
It's a hot, dry area with some hard walking so water up. More is better in this place. I would consider keeping the dog on a leash due to the snakes and terrain.
Michelle D
August 18, 2017|
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Response from Outlaw2013 | Reviewed this property |
Howdy from Germany! Just hike the big wash straight to the east from the parking lot. Keep on the right for about 5 - 10 minutes and you reach (and see) the area with lots of hoodoos and small canyons. You will have lots of... More