Amazing “lunarscape” areas near Rio Rancho, New Mexico

(CLICK ABOVE PHOTO FOR ENLARGEMENT – – going inside the “lunarscape” area, photo taken on December 13, 2017, 3 p.m., temperature 52 degrees F, 11 degrees C) 

New Mexico is truly a Land of Enchantment.

There are so many amazing wonderland of nature.

And you don’t have to drive too far from the city to get to these “hidden spots”.

Just about 20 miles northwest from the City Hall of Rio Rancho is a wonderland called the White Ridges, located between the Ojito Wilderness and White Mesa.   It is located inside the BLM/Zia Pueblo land.

Here are the directions to get to this area:

Go north on Unser Blvd. (passing the City Hall) and make a left on Hwy 550.

Just before you get to San Ysidro, make a left at Cabezon Road, a dirt road.

Take the left fork where it says White Ridges Bike Trail.  This dirt road is called the Cabezon Road.

Keep on going for a couple of miles or so.  Soon you will see a gravel parking lot on the left side.

You can park your vehicle here and simply start walking towards the fascinating formations towards the hills.

You also walk westward on the Cabezon dirt road.  Soon you will see other amazing formations on your right side:

(CLICK ABOVE PHOTO FOR ENLARGEMENT – – photo taken on December 13, 2017, 3 p.m., temperature 52 degrees F, 11 degrees C)

Or, you can just keep on driving for a half a mile or so and you will get to another gravel parking lot, this time  on the right side.

Park your vehicle and just start hiking upward on any biking/hiking trail and you will get there – – guaranteed.

(CLICK ABOVE SATELLITE IMAGES FOR ENLARGEMENT – – Google satellite images of the White Ridges area)

More photos:

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – photo taken on December 13, 2017)

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – photo taken on December 13, 2017)

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – photo taken on March 25, 2017 – – in the above, you can clearly see the deep canyon)

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Norio Hayakawa’s CIVILIAN INTELLIGENCE NEWS SERVICE

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