The Coyote Ranger District Office is located along NM State Highway 96 approximately 21 miles from the Junction of SH 84 & SH 96. The Coyote Ranger District contains approximately 265,100 acres, of which 24% is designated wilderness, and semi-primitive in nature. Elevation ranges from 10,600 feet in the spruce-fir forests and high mountain meadows of the San Pedro Parks Wilderness to 6,200 feet along the Rio Chama Wild and Scenic corridor as well as the Chama River Canyon Wilderness.
Recreation opportunities within the Espanola Ranger District range from the high alpine trails in the Pecos Wilderness to the lower elevation areas in the Caja del Rio.
There are four geograpic regions that make up the Espanola Ranger District within the Santa Fe National Forest. These are the Forest lands South of Abiqiui, the Forest lands around Los Alamos, the Forest Lands West of Santa Fe known as the Caja del Rio, and the Forest Land North of Santa Fe within the Sangre de Cristo Range. This last category is further divided below according to the most popular recreation access. Recreation destinations to the North are often accessed from Borrego Mesa. In the middle, the most popular access is from the Santa Fe Ski Basin, and to the South are the recreation destinations closest to the city of Santa Fe. A general map of popular recreation sites and trails in each of these areas can be seen by clicking on the map area of interest below:
The Espanola Ranger District includes the numerous trails within Los Alamos County that are on Forest Service managed lands. Many of these trails were consumed in the 2000 Cerro Grande Fire, and then again in the 2011 Los Conchas Fire. Although much restoration has been accomplished, not all of the trails have been re-established.
Pecos Ranger District Office is located at 18 Highway 63 in the village of Pecos, New Mexico. They can be reached at (505)757-6171. Las Vegas Ranger District Office is located at 1926 N 7th Street in Las Veags, New Mexico. Once two seperate districts, the Pecos/Las Vegas District now functions as one unit, sharing a District Ranger and Staff Officers.