The Ojito Badlands

The Ojito Badlands are located approximately one-and-a-half hours from Albuquerque in northwestern New Mexico (in Sandoval County) southwest of the village of San Ysidro. They are often considered one of the nine San Juan Basin Badlands and were designated as an Official Wilderness in 2005.  The Ojito Badlands are characterized by rough, rock-strewn country with lots of up and down scrambles and lots of vegetation: primarily pinon and juniper. From majestic pines to glorious panoramas to natural sculpture gardens, Ojito has a little bit of everything. As is typical of New Mexican badlands, Ojito has amazing hoodoos and an abundance of petrified wood.

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Blog: The Story of New Mexico: The Ojito Badlands

Posted: February 25, 2012

 

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