San Pedro Parks Wilderness

Located in the Santa Fe National Forest in New Mexico.

A high, moist plateau of rolling mountain tops with alternating areas of dense spruce and open mountain meadows—this is the 41,132-acre San Pedro Parks Wilderness, created in 1931.

Deer, bear, turkey, grouse, and elk regularly draw hunters. Fishermen rarely leave the small high streams empty-handed. The green beauty of the 10,000-foot-high "parks" is a satisfying reward to the hiker or rider. The many cattle grazing in the area are an attraction to some but can be offensive to many.

A well-developed trail system provides ample opportunities for both day use and camping. There are no jagged peaks or high rock cliffs in San Pedro Parks. Its trails and meadows are often wet and summer showers are common.

For more information contact: Santa Fe National Forest

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 27 May 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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