5 Points Vista

Area Status: Open
View from 5 Points Vista

Located in the far SW portion of the Guadalupe Ranger District, this viewing area (vista) offers spectacular views of the 'Rim' and the Guadalupe Mountains. The Rim is nearly a 1500' - 2000' cliff marking the western extent of the Guadalupe Mountains.  It extends the entire north-south length of the ranger district and extends into National Park land at its south end.

Take US285 north of Carlsabad and turn west onto NM137.  Continue to Queen, NM and turn left onto Forest Road 540 and follow this road for about 3 miles.  There are vistas all along this area with convenient turn around points. 

Be sure to come prepared with a full tank of gas and water, the area is remote but a good day drive.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Queen, NM
Water: none
Restroom: none

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