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Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area - BLM
NM Highway 220 Ft. Stanton, NM 88323
SouthEast
575-627-0272

The 25,080-acre National Conservation Area (NCA),established by Congress in 2009, is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The NCA offers a variety of recreational activities including 100 miles of multi-use trails for horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking. There are 20 miles of dirt roads designated open to off-highway vehicle use. There are two formal camping areas. The Rob Jaggers Campground (formerly the Equestrian Trailhead Campground) has a large parking area with facilities for horseback staging, five RV electric hookups, shelters, barbeque grills, a restroom, and drinking water. The Cave Campground has shelters, barbeque grills, and a restroom but no drinking water. Fort Stanton Cave may be closed to visitation due to the white nose syndrome threat to bats; for current status, please check with the BLM Roswell Field Office at (575) 627-0272