Coyote Ranger District
The Coyote Ranger District, the northernmost district of the Santa Fe National Forest, encompasses 265,100 acres. The Chama River Canyon Wilderness and the northern section of the San Pedro Parks Wilderness provide amazing recreation opportunities. Visitors delight in floating the Wild and Scenic Rio Chama or hiking in the San Pedro Parks to escape the summer heat. The Coyote Ranger District also has 40 miles of the famous Continental Divide Scenic Trail system passing through its canyons and forests.
At a Glance
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Areas for Mountain Biking at Coyote Ranger District
Areas for Campground Camping at Coyote Ranger District
Areas for RV Camping at Coyote Ranger District
Areas for Group Camping at Coyote Ranger District
River and Stream Fishing
Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Coyote Ranger District
Areas for Day Hiking at Coyote Ranger District
Areas for Horse Camping at Coyote Ranger District
Areas for Horse Riding at Coyote Ranger District
Big Game Hunting
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Areas for Big Game Hunting at Coyote Ranger District
Small Game Hunting
Areas for Small Game Hunting at Coyote Ranger District
Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Coyote Ranger District
Areas for Viewing Scenery at Coyote Ranger District
Areas for Interpretive Areas at Coyote Ranger District
Areas for Picnicking at Coyote Ranger District
Boating - Non-Motorized
Areas for Boating - Non-Motorized at Coyote Ranger District
The southern and eastern boundaries of the San Pedro Parks Wilderness have relatively gentle slopes making great areas for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Unfortunately road access to these areas is difficult due to snow.
The best winter access is via paved State Highway 126 east out of Cuba, NM, to Forest Road 70. Forest Road 70 is frequently not passable during winter so you likely must gear up near this intersection. It is approximately 3 miles to the San Gregorio Trailhead on Forest Road 70. Snowmobiling is a good option on Forest Road 70 to Forest Road 103.
Unpaved Forest Road 103 leaves paved State Highway 96 between Coyote & Gallina, NM, and is frequently not passable during winter for highway vehicles. Embark on Forest Road 103 as conditions permit for recreation opportunities including snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.