Badlands

Paint Mines Interpretive Park

Paint Mines Interpretive Park

Purple, pink, yellow, and orange pastels coat brittle walls of clay inside a fantastic labyrinth of white-capped hoodoos. A small weasel tiptoes from a dark crevice and into plain sight, sizing you up before scampering back into its lair without…

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The Bisti Badlands in New Mexico

The Bisti Badlands in New Mexico

The Bisti Badlands, also known as “De-Na-Zin Wilderness,” is a vast 45,000-acre wilderness area in the high desert of the San Juan Basin in New Mexico. The name De-Na-Zin traces back to the Navajo word for “crane,” a name choice…

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