• Aztec Ruins National Monument

    Aztec Ruins National Monument, Ruins Road, Aztec, NM, USA .

    A Place by Flowing Waters

    Aztec Ruins has some of the best-preserved Chacoan structures of its kind. Learn more about the ancestral Pueblo people in the park's museum and explore the Aztec West great house to see exceptionally advanced architecture, original wooden beams, and a restored Great Kiva. Aztec Ruins is a deeply sacred place to many Indigenous peoples across the American Southwest. Please visit with respect.

  • Minium Park

    Minium Park, N Park Ave, Aztec, NM, USA .

    Minium Park

  • Aztec Visitor Center

    Aztec Visitor Center, North Ash Avenue, Aztec, NM, USA .

    Aztec Visitor Center

  • Chaco Canyon

    Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, USA .

    The Center of an Ancient World

    Explore the monumental structures and breathtaking landscape at Chaco, a thriving regional center for the ancestral Pueblo people from 850 to 1250 CE (Common Era), through guided tours, hiking & biking trails, evening campfire talks, night sky programs, and more. Chaco Canyon is a sacred and deeply personal place for many Indigenous peoples throughout the Southwest. Please visit with respect.

  • Navajo Lakes State Park

    Navajo Lake, New Mexico, USA .

    Navajo Lake is the second largest lake in the state, with multiple campgrounds, two marinas, and two boat docks.

    Navajo Lake is a haven for boaters of every stripe – motorized boaters, canoers, kayakers, water skiers, and sailors. The San Juan River is a world-class fly-fishing destination and features a campground, day-use areas, and a serene trail along the river.

    Navajo Lake State Park offers some of the best boating, fishing, hiking, and camping in New Mexico.

    Park Elevation 5,600 – 6,600 ft

  • Navajo Lake Quality Waters

    Navajo Dam NM .

    The 4.25 miles (6.84 km) of San Juan River just below Navajo Dam/Lake is among North America's most hallowed trout fishing waters and is ranked a USA Top-10 Fly Fishing Destination. Water released from the bottom of the dam is stable, clear, cold, and rich in nutrients. The abundant flora creates an ideal environment for insect proliferation, which in turn supports one of America's most prolific river trout populations, both in terms of quantity and size.

  • Bisti Badlands

    Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness, New Mexico, USA .

    The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a rolling landscape of badlands that offers some of the most unusual scenery in the Four Corners Region. Time and natural elements have etched a fantasy world of strange rock formations made of interbedded sandstone, shale, mudstone, coal, and silt. The weathering of the sandstone forms hoodoos - weathered rock in the form of pinnacles, spires, cap rocks, and other unusual forms. Fossils occur in this sedimentary landform. Translated from the Navajo language, Bisti (Bis-tie) means "a large area of shale hills." De-Na-Zin (Deh-nah-zin) takes its name from the Navajo words for "cranes."

  • Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness,

    Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness, New Mexico, USA .

    The Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness is located in northwestern New Mexico and is a badland area of rolling water-carved clay hills. The area is rich in fossils and has little vegetation to conceal geological formations. The thin vegetation includes sagebrush, piñon-juniper, Great Basin scrubland, and grassland. It is a landscape of sandstone cap rocks and scenic olive-colored hills. Water in this area is scarce and there are no trails; however, the area is scenic and contains soft colors rarely seen elsewhere.

    Geographic Coordinates

    36.16254556, -107.9164464


    From US Highway 550, 7.5 miles northwest of Nageezi, NM (which is 44.5 miles northwest of Cuba, NM) turn left onto NM 57. Drive south/southwest approximately 13.5 miles, at which point NM 57 forms the boundary of the WSA. For the next 4 3/4 miles, the WSA will be on your right.