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Colombine-Hondo Wilderness Study Area

National Forest
Colombine Hondo – Jim O'Donnell

ADA Accessibility Notes

Only non-motorized access

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.

Pet Friendly Notes

Please keep all pets on a leash.

Recreational Opportunities

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


Seasons Accessible

Year Round