Aldo Leopold Vista Picnic Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Covered tabes and restrooms are features of the Also Leopold Vista Picnic Area.

Aldo Leopold Vista offers vast panoramic views of the Mogollon Mountains and the Gila Wilderness to the east, the San Francisco River Valley and bluffs to the north and the high plains of Mule Creek and Arizona to the west and southwest.

There are interpretive panels and a brief history of Forest Service Ranger and visionary Aldo Leopold and the beginning of wilderness preservation.


From Silver City travel north on US Hwy 180 for approximately 49 miles.

On the west side of the road there will be a sign for the Aldo Leopold Vista.

Make a left at this sign and follow Leopold Vista Road to the recreation area.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees $0
Closest Towns: Glenwood, NM. 
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Glenwood Ranger District
Phone: (575) 539-2481

General Information


The vista area is approximately 14 miles south of Glenwood on US Hwy 180.

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Aldo Leoplod Vista has four covered picnic ramadas and one vault toilet.

Status: Open


Picnic tables 4 covered tables
Toilets Vault toilet
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5,213 Feet