Pecos Wilderness


The Pecos Wilderness now contains a total of 223,333 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1964 the Pecos Wilderness became part of the now over 109 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 " 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.How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply.Leave No Trace principles:Plan Ahead and PrepareTravel and Camp on Durable SurfacesDispose of Waste ProperlyLeave What You FindMinimize Campfire ImpactsRespect WildlifeBe Considerate of Other VisitorsRegulations: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:CAMINO REAL RANGER DISTRICTPO BOX 68PENASCO, NM 87553Phone: 575-587-2255Office Hours: 8am- 5pm M-FPECOS - LAS VEGAS RANGER DISTRICTPO DRAWER 429PECOS, NM 87552Phone: 505-757-6121Office Hours: 8 am-4:30 pm M-FESPANOLA RANGER DISTRICTPO BOX 33071710 N RIVERSIDE DRIVEESPANOLA, NM 87533Phone: 505-753-7331Office Hours: 8am-4:30pm M-F





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