EspaƱola Ranger District

Map of Espanola Ranger DistrictThe Sangre de Cristo Mountains provide an exquisite backdrop to the Española Ranger District. These picturesque mountains are considered one of the many jewels of Northern New Mexico. However, the Española Ranger District is full of extensive natural beauty.

From the aspens at Big Tesuque to the rugged summit of Lake Peak and Santa Fe Baldy, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. The Truchas Peaks that lie along the boundary between the Española and Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger Districts are a popular spot for hiking. Boasting the second highest peak in New Mexico, the summit is over 13,000 feet with an excellent view.

If your hiking in the Pecos Wilderness please review our trail condition report posted in the spring. The forested areas within the Pecos Wilderness experience numerous tree falls from the severe winters and periodic high winds. This makes many of the Wilderness trails more challenging to negotiate and find. Trailrider's Wall, photoSome areas have had fires or such severe blow down events that the trails remain closed. Each year, through the efforts of volunteers and contractors, as many trails as possible get cleared for recreation. The progress of the trail cleaning will be updated periodically on these maps. The map can be used as an aid to trip planning, but provides no guarantees as to trail conditions. Remember that this is Wilderness and be prepared accordingly.

The Española Ranger District extend from the foothills of Santa Fe to the Pecos Wilderness and borders the town of Española and Los Alamos. The Pueblos of Tesuque, Pojoaque, Nambe, Santa Clara and San Juan as well many rural Hispanic villages neighbor the Forest. The distinct location of the Española Ranger District makes it a quick trip to and from civilization. We think you will agree.

Enjoy your visit!

Visit Us

Espanola Ranger Station, photoDistrict Ranger: Sandy Hurlocker

Address: 18537 US 84/285,
Suite B
Espanola, NM 87532

Phone: (505) 753-7331

Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



From the North: If traveling south on State Highway 68, the Española Ranger Station is located off to your right 100 yards before the first light as you enter Española.

From the South: Travel north on U.S. Highway 84/285, continue through Española passing eight traffic lights. The Española Ranger Station is just 100 yards past the 8th light to the left.

If coming in on State Highway 30, take a right at the first set of lights upon entering Española. You will then cross the Santa Clara Bridge to the next traffic light. From there, take a left and continue on Riverside Drive past six traffic lights. The Española Ranger Station is 100 yards and to the left of the light.

Espanola Ranger District Map

EspaƱola Ranger District BoundaryThe Española Ranger District is split into several sections and shares the expansive Pecos Wilderness with its neighbor, the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District. The Española Ranger Station is located in Española, New Mexico.

Map provided by Santa Fe National Forest GIS