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Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

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Address: NCM Road 7297, Farmington, NM 87401

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Bisti stranger than the moon

Bisti wilderness is one of the USA's most unique desert environments. There are multiple variations of hoodoos and bizzare rock formations. Each time I have hiked here I have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Farmington,NM, USA
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Farmington,NM, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bisti wilderness is one of the USA's most unique desert environments. There are multiple variations of hoodoos and bizzare rock formations. Each time I have hiked here I have found something different. Lots of petrified trees on my last trip. You can enter from road 371 south of Farmington, or the less used entrance from Hwy 550, just north of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten path but a must see. Due to the snow we didn't do any hiking but just driving through this area is amazing.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

It took us longer to get to the Bisti Wilderness than we expected (hard to get there from where we were), so we arrived later than we had hoped. Started walking (maps were not much use). Then we walked some more, and then some more. Then -- we walked into some of the most unusual rock formations we have ever... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We live close by so we make several trips out to the Bisti every year. I love the beautiful formations and different fossils you can find. Some of the formations look absolutely magical! Wear good hiking shoes and bring enough water. It can be pretty hot in the summer. There are no facilities close by so come prepared. Beautiful place... More 

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Langley, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Another trip by Salmon Ruins director Larry Baker. This was very unique. A must have trip. It is about a 2 mile hike. If you go in hot weather you must have lots of sun screen, proper skin protection; hat, long sleeves and water, water, water!!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is our second visit to this Wilderness area. There are no trails or facilities. You just grab your sunscreen, hat, and water and walk into the site in search of weird and wonderful formations. Be sure you bring a compass so you can stay aware of where you are headed. On both visits we have found lots of hoodoos,... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

very specific formations. We visited only the group near the parking lot, but very impressed. Nice photros I made unfotunately they are still in my camera. Strongly recommended to everybody who likes nature views

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I took my 2 boys (7&11) out there for the day to hike around and they loved it! They found some quick sand to play in and lots of hoodoos. You will want to devise a way to get back to the parking area, after you get out and start walking it can be very easy to get lost.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Bisti is definitely a place I would like to re-visit when it is dry. On our only day to visit we braved the slippery bumpy roads to try to hike this unusual landscape and hunt rocks (BLM restrictions apply). But the slick clay and recurrent showers greatly hindered the hike (broke a fancy hiking stick trying to stay upright). Amazingly... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The foggy, wet weather made this wilderness visit a muddy challenge. No trails to follow and little information on where to head is available on site. Yet, this "badlands" area is worth a visit. No restroom facilities, shelter or amenities to be found in this wilderness area.

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