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Capitan Mountains Wilderness Map

The Capitan Mountains Wilderness Map produced by the US Forest Service contains information on access roads, trails, campsites, terrain, and points of interest within the Capitan Mountains Wilderness. All wilderness maps contain contour lines, a topographic quad index and contact phone numbers, and the vast majority contain planning tips and descriptions of the terrain.

The birthplace of Smokey the Bear, discovered here as a cub in 1951, is a rugged piece of mountain real estate that straddles something that’s unusual in New Mexico: an east-west-running range.

The Wilderness measures 12 miles long and two to six miles wide, with elevations varying from about 5,500 feet near the eastern boundary to 10,083 feet on Capitan Peak (sometimes called El Capitan Mountain).

Wilderness information courtesy of

Weight2.0 oz
Dimensions9.0 × 4.0 in