Fossilized footprint from Prehistoric Trackways National Monument

In the list of BLM sites below, you will find Wilderness Areas and Wilderness Study Areas. For the most part, Wilderness Areas and Wilderness Study Areas forbid access by all motorized or mechanized vehicles (inlcuding mountain bikes and hang gliders). That's because they are areas that retain an essential primeval character and are mostly undisturbed by the actions of modern man. Wilderness Study Areas have been determined to meet the basic criteria for designation as Wilderness Areas but Congress has yet to take action on formally making that designation. The Bureau of Land Management manages 4 designated Wilderness Areas and 59 Wilderness Study Areas in New Mexico.

There are quite a few BLM sites in New Mexico that are primarily for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use. OHVs include dirt bikes, ATVs, rock crawlers, some motorcycles, etc. In New Mexico, that means if you aren't somehow exempted by the New Mexico Department of Motor Vehicles, your vehicle must be registered and carry a license plate on it. Drivers must also have a valid driver's license or learner's permit, or be directly under the supervision of a licensed person at least 18 years old, or be certified by the state as being competent to drive OHVs as a result of passing a state approved operator's training program.

Anyone between the ages of 13 and 69 needs to have a Habitat Improvement Stamp in order to fish on BLM lands in New Mexico.