Red Rock Wildlife Area
|Description: With its rocky hills, nearby mountains, and the Gila River, this remote site is prime habitat for desert bighorn sheep, a diversity of birds, and other wildlife. A 1,250-acre enclosure maintained by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish serves as a propagation and research facility for desert bighorn sheep.|
Wildlife to Watch: Year-round viewing of desert bighorn sheep on cliffs when they are near the roadside portion of the enclosure. Occasional viewing of mule deer, javelina, and coyote. Seldom seen residents include Gila monster, bobcat, mountain lion, and black bear.
Special Tips: No public facilities at this site. River frontage is private property.
Arrangements can be made to visit an adjacent wetland site with excellent birding on game department property-call (505) 542- 9760 at least three days in advance of visit. VIEW SHEEP FROM ROADSIDES ONLY. DO NOT ENTER ENCLOSURE; VIOLATORS ARE PROSECUTED.
Ownership: New Mexico Dept. of Game and Fish
Closest Town: Lordburg
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