Santa Fe National Forest

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Santa Fe National Forest

Address:1474 Rodeo Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Size: 1,600,000 acres.
Location:North-central New Mexico. Accessible by I-25, US 285, 85, 64, and 84; NM 4, 126, 96, and 63. Nearby cities/towns include Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Cuba, Espanola, Las Vegas, Pecos, and Santa Fe.
Facilities:23 campgrounds, 13 picnic sites, trails (1,002 miles), scenic outlook.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ORV riding, skiing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Southern Sangre de Cristo Range including 13,103-foot Truchas Peak; Jemez and San Pedro ranges, with 10,000 - 12,000 foot peaks; scenic Valles Caldera National Preserve (89,000 acres); 620 miles of mountain streams and lakes; East Fork of the Jemez River, a designated Wild and Scenic River.

See other parks in New Mexico.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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I was fortunate to be drawn for a late-September 2016 archery hunt in the Jemez Mountains of the Santa Fe National Forest. The hunt area borders the famous Valles Caldera, which is a renowned elk-calving ground in the summertime and the land of giant, amorous bulls in the fall.
The wildfire eventually moved into the Santa Fe National Forest, burning 48,000 acres, destroying more than 200 homes, and coming perilously close to the nuclear weapons facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Beyond the gate behind our house is Santa Fe National Forest; up on the mesa, a five-minute walk away, cinnamon bears are once again foraging too close to civilization.
New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest contains one of the richest concentrations of ancient Indian artifacts in North America.
Meanwhile, an ongoing fire which has swept across New Mexico's Santa Fe national forest has spread to eight square miles (21 sq km), and a wind change incited fears that it would reach nearby cities, being only 25 miles (40 km) away.
The 1.6 million acres of the Santa Fe National Forest lie in north-central New Mexico, stretching northwest from Santa ice to the edge of the Jiearilla Apache Reservation, and northeast to the borders of the Carson National Forest near Taos.
* SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST: 1474 Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505; (505) 438-7840;
Camping is available nearby in Santa Fe National Forest. Food and supplies are available in Pecos.
And early in 1993, a 15,000-acre prescribed fire on New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest was going fine - until 60-mph winds unexpectedly struck a small stand of pinyon pine and juniper, producing a crown fire that caught a burning crew off-guard, killing one member (even though the Buchanan fire was later pronounced an ecological success).
With a flair for computers and a master's degree in forestry from Colorado State University, Carey became one of the authors of the Santa Fe National Forest's first plan.
A badly botched recent timber sale on the Santa Fe National Forest raised questions in my mind about where the ethical soul resides in today's practice of forestry.

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