Chris Montoya working on water mill wheel at living history village, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, La Cienega, New Mexico

Photographer: Edward Vidinghoff
Date: 1989
From the Santa Fe New Mexican Collection, Negative Number HP.2014.14.576


Spend a night under the stars with #mypubliclandsroadtrip – old west style.

The Las Cienegas National Conservation Area in Arizona includes more than 45,000 acres of rolling grasslands and woodlands that connect several “sky island” mountain ranges and lush riparian corridors. 

Located in the heart of the Las Cienegas NCA, the historic Empire Ranch includes a 22-room adobe and wood-frame building which dates to 1870 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The setting makes it a favorite of classic western film fans. Red River, Duel in the Sun, Hombre, Winchester 73, The Big Country, and many others were filmed on or near the Empire Ranch – still a working cattle ranch to this day.

You can camp in this historic NCA for up to 14 days – just stay at least one-quarter mile from wildlife and livestock watering areas. Check out the two designated primitive camp and picnic areas: Cieneguita Camp Area and Road Canyon Camp.

Photos by Bob Wick, BLM

Made for: TS4

Inspired by Jeffrey Campbell’s decorated Cienega boots. There are 2 color variations of the boots and they feature a geometric pattern made with metallic studs.

  • Standalone
  • Custom thumbnails
  • 2 color swatches
  • All credits for mesh to Madlen

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