Sombrillo ACEC (West Side of NM 503)

July 15, 2022 trail conditions:

  • Trail conditions are excellent; once trails dry after rain showers, do not ride on the trails if they are muddy
  • Daily temperature range (60 deg F to 92 deg F)
  • Rattlesnakes are now being seen in the area.  Please give them space and do not harass them.  Be careful with your dog(s) with regard to rattlesnakes.
  • Someone has been riding a small (kids) motorcycle in the BLM ACEC land restricted to no-motor vehicles and causing intentional and excessive damage to off-trail areas. This person was warned by BLM law enforcement.
    • No motor vehicles are allowed in the BLM ACEC area west of NM 503.
    • This person has been entering from the CR 113 trailhead.
    • If you see them doing this, please safely/politely take photos/video and notify the BLM Taos Field Office at 575-758-8851.
  • HEADS UP:  catalytic converters have been stolen from a few vehicles on CR113 and the NM 503 trailhead.  Please be careful and report any suspicious activity to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office.

Sombrillo ACEC, west side of NM 503, Nambé Badlands, July 6, 2022 after recent rains.

Nambe Badlands (East Side of NM 503)

July 15, 2022 trail conditions:

  • Trail conditions are excellent; some gravelly conditions after big rains, mud, and puddles after rainstorms on flat sections of two-track
  • Daily temperature range (60 deg F to 93 deg F)
  • Rattlesnakes are now being seen in the area.  Please give them space and do not harass them.  Be careful with your dog(s) with regard to rattlesnakes.
  • HEADS UP:  The catalytic converters have been stolen from vehicles at the trailheads and along CR 113.  Please be careful and report any suspicious activity to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office. one suspect has been observed on a mountain bike with a day pack, no helmet, and very bold hitting vehicles mid-day.

Pinyon Jays at sunrise Nambé Badlands, July 15, 2022

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