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Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

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NCM Road 7297, Farmington, NM 87401
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Incredibly Unique Place Away From Everything!

We backpacked for a couple of days and were blown away at all of the crazy rock formations. Be sure... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jrog9832
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Arvada, Colorado
Like nothing you have ever seen before

The drive out here from Farmington was part of the journey. It's a short dirt road to the parking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fred B
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San Clemente, California
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“parking area” (25 reviews)
“bisti badlands” (20 reviews)
“rock formations” (20 reviews)
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NCM Road 7297, Farmington, NM 87401
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"petrified wood"
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"new mexico"
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"gravel road"
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"gps coordinates"
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"interesting formations"
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"wings"
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"bring lots of water"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We backpacked for a couple of days and were blown away at all of the crazy rock formations. Be sure to do your research and plan accordingly as there are no actual trails out there. You roam in any direction you want. Finding maps online...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive out here from Farmington was part of the journey. It's a short dirt road to the parking site. When I was here I was the only one and it felt like I was on a deserted planet. Around every corner there were different...More

Thank Fred B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an experience all in itself. A must stop on my opinion BUT make sure you have some sort of GPS running on your phone. Since we arrived in mid afternoon we decided to leave the trail for some other visit and went out...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This stop turned out to be one of our favorites. However, go in prepared. We stopped at the Visitors Information Center in Farmington and they gave us a map of the area with GPS coordinates to all of the points of interest. To see the...More

1  Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Though there is no set or marked trail and the rocky road off the main road is very rough, this was well worth it. Super unusual rock formations make for fun exploration. Use the sun or a compass to find your way back to the...More

Thank Deanne A
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the hike. Wonderfully, breathtaking view from every direction and surprising formations around every corner. Must strongly advise you bring a GPS or it will be easy, very easy, to get lost!!! There is a long, very long in our opinion, but easy hike...More

Thank Mugells
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

There is no clear path where to enter, and so my husband and I just ventured out and started climbing (be sure to wear hiking shoes if you really want to explore these amazing rock formations!!). After going up, down, in and out, all the...More

2  Thank Mythic_traveler
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness Area is in southern San Juan County in northwestern New Mexico. It is accessible from at least three different locations. Each of these is off a different county road and these roads junction with State Highway 371. I went to the "Northern...More

3  Thank Marvin W
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

My husband found this place after researching places to go and see in New Mexico. Located south of Farmington, it is a unique hiking experience out in the middle of nowhere. A little hard to find, unless you get the exact GPS coordinates. There are...More

3  Thank travelinggrandmaWy
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

There are no signs or trail markers so you are to discover the treasures on your own. I would recommendt bringing a GPS. This is a massive park and incredibly easy to get lost in. We were the only people there the day we went...More

3  Thank Verna L
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Fred J
22 April 2018|
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Response from akhenaton2 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Fred. Coming from Farmington by Highway 371, you must turn left on County Road 7295 (South entrance), follow it on 1,9 mile; then turn left on 7290 for 0.9 mile. Easy to find. Bring your GPS and water. Avoid if the... More
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ffggaa
13 October 2017|
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Response from Marvin W | Reviewed this property |
I was just there a few days ago. Weather does not seem to be a significant factor at this time of year. It has been an unusually dry winter here. There are about three miles of gravel road into the trailhead and my Chevy... More
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pia60
9 September 2017|
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Response from Kirk H | Reviewed this property |
You may also try searching for a photography tour. My trip was part of one but they only do 1 or 2 tours a year there.
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