Photo Credit: Claire Haughey
Spectacular Canyon Largo stretches sixteen miles, with the upper elevations at 6200’. The bottom of the canyon is a meandering riparian strip of green meadows and springs. The diverse flora and wildlife create a microenvironment where mountain lion, black bear, mule deer, Aoudad sheep, New Mexico dahl sheep, blue heron, Rio Grande turkey and migratory water fowl reside.
The Wilderness Land Trust is more than halfway to unlocking the Sabinoso Wilderness in New Mexico. Designated in 2009, this 16,030 acres wilderness is the only wilderness in the National Wilderness Preservation System that does not have any public access. Right now, the only way you can enjoy the Sabinoso is as a guest of a surrounding landowner.
After more than seven long years of work, the Trust now owns the 4,176 acre Rimrock Rose Ranch, the key to public access. We’re more than halfway there. The second phase requires site cleanup and then transfer of the land to the BLM for inclusion in the Sabinoso Wilderness and creation of public access. With your help, we can unlock the Wilderness in 2017.
The Wilderness Land Trust
PO Box 1420, Carbondale, CO 81623 phone: 970.963.6068 fax: 970.963.6067