Colombine-Hondo Wilderness Study Area

This 30,500 acre Wilderness Study Area (WSA) is located just northeast of Taos, New Mexico. The Colombine-Hondo is a dramatic and ecologically significant with 11,000 plus foot peaks, clear mountain streams,spruce-fir forests, alpine meadows and expansive high-altitude grasslands and wonderful alpine ecosystems as well as outstanding opportunities for non-motorized outdoor recreation. It boasts one of the healthiest mountain watersheds in the region and is a top candidate for Wilderness designation.

The 75-mile trail system is well-developed and diverse enough to offer a spectacular hiking experience for any fitness level. Gold Hill and Lobo Peak dominate the ridgeline at over 12,000'.

This is the perfect place for solitude.

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Latitude: 36.6507925 Longitude: -105.4714966 Elevation: 10731 ft
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Recreational Opportunities

Outstanding opportunities for extended hiking and backpacking, camping, wildlife watching, healing, geology, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing.

Seasons Accessible

Year Round



ADA Accessibility Notes

Only non-motorized access

Pet Friendly Notes

Please keep all pets on a leash.

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