Located 36 miles from the heart of Farmington, visitors can discover the most unique landscapes found in New Mexico in the Bisti Badlands. Camping is permitted in the Bisti and offers a rewarding experience for those looking to explore the mesmerizing 41,000+ acres. Please note, that as a protected Wilderness Area, special rules and regulations apply.
Road 7297, (off Highway 371) Farmington, NM
Directions to the Bisti
BLM Special Rules
- Camping is permitted within all units of the National Wilderness Preservation System administered by the BLM in New Mexico.
- Visit the Farmington BLM District Office website for possible advisories or restrictions.
- The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness Area is closed to motorized vehicles and mechanical forms of transportation (mountain bikes included).
- Also prohibited are campfires, collecting fossils or petrified wood, climbing on delicate geologic features, traveling in groups of more than eight people, and trespassing on adjacent tribal lands.
- Tread lightly on the land and leave no trace of your visit.
- The use of drones is prohibited.
- A BLM issued permit is required for commercial video and photography.
- When using a motorized vehicle for camping, limit your parking and vehicle-based camping to parking areas and set-up no more than 300 feet from an established road.
- Permits are required for uses such as grazing, scientific research, and commercial guiding.