Quick swing across Arizona’s Meteor Crater. Look at the sedimentary layers in the far wall and how disturbed they have become due to the explosion.


#mypubliclandsroadtrip ends the day at Diablo Canyon Recreation Area - a popular film site in BLM New Mexico. Its film credits include: Cowboys and Aliens (2011), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Missing (2003), and City Slickers (1991).  These and many other public land locations in New Mexico are transformed into film sets through BLM film permits

More than a movie set, the cracked basalt of Diablo Canyon makes for some of the best multi-pitch tradition and sport rock climbing in New Mexico. In this area alone, there are over one hundred routes ranging from 5.8 to 5.13 in difficulty - all just 16.4 miles northwest of Santa Fe.  Check out the climbing on BLM New Mexico YouTube.

BLM photos courtesy of Steven W. Martin Photography