Angel Peak Recreation Area

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Angel Peak Recreation Area

New Mexico

(505) 599-8900

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Overview

Angel Peak, the prominent twin-peaked landmark in the 10,000 acre Angel Peak Recreation Area, rises to a height of nearly 7,000 feet above a blue and gray shale badland that was once an ancient seabed. A mile south of the peak, juniper-sheltered picnicking and camping facilities are set on a scenic canyon rim. The campground includes developed campsites, group sites, RV sites, and access to restrooms. Though there are no formal trails, high desert hiking opportunities abound along the rim. Half a dozen gas wells in the area provide visual reference points and remind visitors of the multiple uses of public lands. Visitors are encouraged to stay late - the sunsets are usually gorgeous and are a fantastic setting for landscape photographers.

The recreation area is open year round, though the area can get very cold in winter and hot in mid-summer. Visitors should also be prepared for occasional high winds and difficult driving conditions when it rains on the dirt roads.

Map of Angel Peak Rec. Area

Latitude, Longitude: 36.450561, -107.893982

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Activities

  • Camping

    The campground includes developed campsites, group sites, RV sites, and access to restrooms.

  • Hiking

    Though there are no formal trails, high desert hiking opportunities abound along the rim. Half a dozen gas wells in the area provide visual reference points and remind visitors of the multiple uses of public lands.

  • Picnicking

    A mile south of the peak, juniper-sheltered picnicking and camping facilities are set on a scenic canyon rim.

Seasonality/Weather

The recreation area is open year-round, though the area can get very cold in winter and hot in mid-summer. The road is good, but the soil gets gooey during rains making walking and driving difficult.

Directions

Driving

Angel Peak Recreation Area is 15 miles south of Bloomfield via US 550. Take CR 7175 for six miles to reach the campground.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(505) 599-8900

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