The Bosque del Apache Wilderness now contains a total of 30,427 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1975 the Bosque del Apache Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,..." you play an important role in helping to "...secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by Congress in the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the regulations in place for this area, and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting to ensure protection of its unique natural and experiential qualities.Regulations:Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport are generally prohibited on all federal lands designated as wilderness. This includes the use of motor vehicles (including OHVs), motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters, unless provided for in specific legislation. In a few areas some exceptions allowing the use of motorized equipment or mechanical transport are described in the special regulations in effect for a specific area. Click here for additional regulations or contact the agency.Contact Information:BOSQUE DEL APACHE NRW1001 Hwy 1P.O. Box 280San Antonio, NM 87832Phone: (575) 835-1828Fax: (575)835-0314Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgOffice Hours 7:00 - 4:30 daily
Chupadera Peak, Indian Wells, and Little San Pascual Wilderness Areas are all located on Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, approximately 16 miles south of Socorro, New Mexico. To get here, travel approximately 8 miles south of Socorro on I-25. Take Exit 139 and travel east on Hwy 380 to San Antonio. Turn south on Hwy 1 approximately 8 miles to the Refuge Visitor Center. There you can recieve information and directions on how to access the Wilderness Areas and Refuge Regulations.
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