What’s Open in Northern & Central New Mexico

The Forest’s in Northern New Mexico thank the public for their patience, understanding, and compliance with fire restrictions and forest closure. Check out the opportunities for hiking and camping on the Santa Fe National Forest and check out all the forest in the Southwestern Region.

For changes and corrections, contact:

NM Public Lands Information Center/BLM NMSO

301 Dinosaur Tr

Santa Fe, NM 87508



Remember, all standing restrictions apply to these sites as well. All of Northern New Mexico is under a fire ban. That means no wood or charcoal fires (or anything else that may spark), anywhere. Consult this list for recreational activities nearby.

For status updates, please call the listed phone number for the location of interest before you arrive.

  • Abiquiu Lake
    • (CAMPING AVAILABLE) 505-685-4371
  • Albuquerque BioPark
    • Including: Aquarium, Botanic Gardens, Tingley Beach, and Zoo (DAY USE ONLY) 505-768-2000
  • Albuquerque City Open Space
    • Bear Canyon Arroyo, Calabacillas Arroyo, Elena Gallegos Picnic Area/Albert Simms Park, Golden, Los Poblanos Fields, Manzano/Four Hills, Montesa Park, Open Space Visitor Center, Placitas, Quail Ranch, Rio Grande Valley State Park, and Route 66/Tijeras Arroyo areas are open. (DAY USE ONLY) 505-768-5300
  • Bandelier NM
    • Areas that are open include the Bandelier Visitor Center in Frijoles Canyon, Ponderosa and Juniper Campgrounds, Frijoles Canyon from Alcove House to the Upper Falls, Tsankawi, Frey Trail, Tyuonyi Overlook Trail, and Burnt Mesa Trail. Backcountry trails remain closed. (CAMPING AVAILABLE) 505-672-3861 X517
  • Bluewater Lake State Park
    • (CAMPING AVAILABLE) The Las Tusas area is closed. 888-667-2757
  • Bureau of Land Management
    • All lands throughout NM are open (CAMPING AVAILABLE) 505-954-2002
  • Carson National Forest
    • Temporary closures from the Sardinas Fire area include FR 442 and FR 76, La Junta, Duran and Upper La Junta campgrounds. (CAMPING AVAILABLE) 575-758-6200
  • Cerrillos Hills State Park
    • (DAY USE ONLY) 505-474-0196
  • Cibola National Forest & Grasslands
    • All ranger districts. All forest roads, trails, campgrounds, and other areas are open. All fire restrictions are removed. (CAMPING AVAILABLE) 505-346-3900
  • Cochiti Lake
    • Including Tetilla Peak Campground (CAMPING AVAILABLE) 505-465-2557
  • Coronado Historic Site
    • In Bernalillo (CAMPING AVAILABLE AT PRIVATE SITE NEXT DOOR) 505-867-5351
  • Coyote Creek State Park
    • North of Mora (CAMPING AVAILABLE) 888-667-2757
  • Diablo Canyon BLM Recreation Area
    • Including access at Buckman (CAMPING AVAILABLE) River access at Buckman is closed. 505-954-2002
  • Eagle Nest Lake State Park
    • (CAMPING AVAILABLE) 888-667-2757
  • El Vado Lake State Park
    • (CAMPING AVAILABLE) 888-647-2757
  • Fenton Lake State Park
    • (CAMPING AVAILABLE) 888-647-2757
  • Ft Union National Monument
    • North of Las Vegas (DAY USE ONLY) 505-425-8025
  • Heron Lake State Park
    • (CAMPING AVAILABLE) 888-667-2757
  • Hyde Memorial State Park
    • (CAMPING AVAILABLE) 888-667-2757
  • Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks
    • Cave Loop and Canyon Trails (these are the most popular trails) (DAY USE ONLY, NO PETS) 505-331-6259
  • La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site
    • West of Santa Fe airport (DAY USE ONLY) 505-954-2002
  • Los Alamos County
    • All trails are open 505-663-1776
  • Nambe Falls
    • Normally closed on Tuesday and Wednesday (CAMPING AVAILABLE) 505-455-2304
  • New Mexico State Parks
    • All State Parks are open (CAMPING AVAILABLE), except: Cimarron Canyon and Morphy Lake. 888-667-2757
  • Ojito Wilderness
    • 30 miles northwest of Albuquerque, off US Hwy 550 (BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING AVAILABLE) 505-954-2002
  • Ojo Caliente Trail
    • To the west of Ojo Caliente Hot Springs (DAY USE ONLY) 505-583-2233
  • Paseo del Bosque bike trail
    • 16 miles of paved trail in Albuquerque (DAY USE ONLY) 505-768-5300
  • Pecos National Historical Park
    • All trails, sites and Pecos River fishing access are open (DAY USE ONLY) 505-757-7241
  • Petroglyph National Monument
    • West side of Albuquerque (DAY USE ONLY) 505-899-0205
  • Posi-Ouinge BLM Archeological Site
    • Near Ojo Caliente (DAY USE ONLY) 505-954-2002
  • Randall Davey Audubon Center
    • (DAY USE ONLY) 505-983-4609
  • Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
    • Including Orilla Verde, Rio Grande Gorge, and Wild Rivers. (CAMPING AVAILABLE) 505-954-2002
  • Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
    • 2901 Candelaria Rd NW, in Albuquerque (DAY USE ONLY) 505-344-7240
  • Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River
    • (DAY USE ONLY) 505-954-2002
  • Rio Chama Wild & Scenic River
    • Including FR 151 to Christ in the Monastery 575-758-8851
  • Sabinoso Wilderness
  • Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
    • All three units (DAY USE ONLY) 505-847-2585
  • Santa Cruz Lake BLM Recreation Area
    • Near Chimayo (CAMPING AVAILABLE) 505-954-2002
  • Santa Fe city trails
    • All trails are open, including: Arroyo de los Chamisos Trail from Siringo Rd, west to Rodeo Rd, the River Trail, from downtown to Frenchy's Field, and the Rail Trail from downtown to Lamy. (DAY USE ONLY) 505-955-2106
  • Santa Fe County Open Space
    • Trail area are open, including: These include: Dale Ball, La Tierra (west off Hwy 599) and Galisteo Basin Preserve trails (west off Hwy 285) (DAY USE ONLY) 505-992-9873
  • Santa Fe National Forest
    • All ranger districts. All forest roads, trails, campgrounds, and other areas are open. All fire restrictions are removed.
  • Scenic Highways
    • For example; the Enchanted Circle (Taos, Red River, Eagle Nest), High Road to Taos (Chimayo, Truchas, Penasco), Jemez Mts Highway (Jemez Pueblo, Jemez Springs, Ponderosa, Valle Grande, Los Alamos, Bandelier), and Turquoise Trail (Cerrillos, Madrid, Cedar Crest, Tijeras) are open. All towns and shops are open and ready for business.
  • Storrie Lake State Park
    • Near Las Vegas (CAMPING AVAILABLE) 888-667-2757
  • Villanueva State Park
    • (CAMPING AVAILABLE) 888-667-2757