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Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

#1 of 15 things to do in Farmington Features Animals
NCM Road 7297, Farmington, NM 87401
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Very different kind of hiking

We live in the area and have visited the Bisti and De Naz Zin many many times and highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bloomfield, United States
via mobile
Otherworldly and very cool!

This unique wilderness area is worth the trip! Make sure you bring a GPS or, at the very least, a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wendy Z
Denver, Colorado, United States
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NCM Road 7297, Farmington, NM 87401
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in the area and have visited the Bisti and De Naz Zin many many times and highly recommend as it's not like any other place or hike most people have done. No trails so you're on your own so as mentioned in others...More

Thank 159timothyg
Reviewed 1 week ago

This unique wilderness area is worth the trip! Make sure you bring a GPS or, at the very least, a compass and plenty of water. There is no shade or shelter and it's very easy to lose your way. We spent four hours hiking around...More

Thank Wendy Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

First , the pros: - simply put you can't find anything like the Cracked Eggs anywhere else. To me that alone deserve to be on the Bucket List. -The hike is pretty easy if you go around the hills and not climbing over any. -...More

Thank Onephzw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had read a review of this location and ventured out to hike it early one morning while staying in Farmington. I highly recommend it (take plenty of water and salty snacks). However, I would not recommend this hike alone. Take a partner. You can...More

2  Thank 441paml
Reviewed 3 July 2017

A magical, otherworldly place, but no shade. Bring water, salty snacks, and wear a hat. The Visitor Center/ Museum in Farmington has a map with GPS coordinates so you can find the high points to visit readily. Reading other ratings, I way pointed my car...More

5  Thank Lakegal1944
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Disappointing. Can see most of this from the highway. Wonder why it's on the map as someplace special.

2  Thank Bill B
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I loved exploring this very off the wall location. The rock formations were amazing. Just fun getting out and walking around. We went the mile or so past the parking lot for some great formations. Also climbing some of the rock formations to get a...More

6  Thank kit52349
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We visited Bisti to photograph hoodoos. The gravel road (11 miles of it) lead to a gravel area for parking. A book to sign in/out is at the trailhead. We followed the unmarked path easily from the parking area to the rim of the dry...More

3  Thank Kim G
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We recently spent an afternoon wandering around the Bisti Wilderness. Other reviewers have described this amazing place in detail so I don't really need to try to explain it further. Prior to going there, I had a hard time finding information about its logistics, only...More

5  Thank Travelin_Bear
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Great area but hard to find what I'm looking for. Started on the right side and the next time I'm going to the left (north) side.

1  Thank Cor_van_Heusden
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15 December 2016|
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Response from Dan G | Reviewed this property |
The reason others list are very good advice. Easy to wander into a spot where nobody sees you, Cant trust the trail register so let someone know where you are always. Plan your hike when there are others around and... More
Julie F
9 September 2016|
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Response from Bob M | Reviewed this property |
By following the wash upstream, you will see some hoodoos within a mile or so. The wash is fairly level and easy walking.