While hardly remote, New Mexico's Petaca Pinta wilderness remains one of New Mexico’s wildest landscapes and potential playgrounds. Just 60 miles west of Albuquerque, this rugged red-rock country is largely undiscovered.
Filled with volcanic plugs, juniper-studded mesas, dramatic red-rock cliffs and a 1,000 foot escarpment that reveals millions of years of geologic history, Petaca Pinta is one of our greatest untamed landscapes.
The Petaca Pinta area is a rich and beautiful wilderness area within New Mexico's red-rock country featuring prairie grasses waving through the remnants of ancient civilization.
At Wilderness, we’re working to protect the juniper-studded mesas and red rock canyons of Petaca Pinta and to protect it from over-use by off-road vehicles and oil and gas development.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
Hear artists, activists and adventurers share what the ownership and legacy of these American wildlands means to them.
Every year, a coalition of conservation and environmental groups produce a report to help Congress as it debates the federal budget for the year. This year, it illustrates the impact of budget cuts on our communities and the environment, and the importance of reinvesting in conservation and natural resources programs for Fiscal Year 2017.
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