Blue Range Wilderness

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Blue Range Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Blue Range Wilderness
Map showing the location of Blue Range Wilderness
Location Catron County, New Mexico, USA
Nearest city Reserve, New Mexico
Coordinates 33°24′0″N 108°56′0″W / 33.40000°N 108.93333°W / 33.40000; -108.93333Coordinates: 33°24′0″N 108°56′0″W / 33.40000°N 108.93333°W / 33.40000; -108.93333
Area 29,304 acres (11,859 ha)
Established 1980
Governing body United States Forest Service

Blue Range Wilderness, along with Aldo Leopold Wilderness and Gila Wilderness, is part of Gila National Forest. It is located on the western border of New Mexico where it adjoins the Blue Range Primitive Area of Arizona and west of U.S. Route 180 between Reserve and Glenwood. The wilderness is crossed by the Mogollon Rim. It became part of the National Wilderness Preservation System in 1980.[1] Most of the Blue Range Wilderness actually lies within the Apache National Forest portion of Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest that extends into New Mexico.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Range Wilderness at wilderness.net