Espanola Ranger District

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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 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 Abiquiu, 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:

Quarterly Trail Condition Report for the Pecos Wilderness updated June 1, 2015.  For further information on trails and specific recreation opportunities, please see the categories below:

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Recreation Map

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