Top Hoodoo Locations: 9, Burnham Badlands, New Mexico

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Burnham Badlands, New Mexico
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Burnham Badlands (an unofficial name) is a rarely visited region between Hwy 371 and US 491 in northwest New Mexico, containing eroded scenery typical of this part of the state, the San Juan Basin. The formations extend for 2 miles below the north rim of a low mesa, and while not so numerous, the hoodoos, balanced rocks and colorful mounds are very varied in shape and hue. All this region is part of the Navajo Indian Reservation. Like most other badlands hereabouts, petrified wood is quite plentiful.

Location: Along Indian Route 5080, 10 miles west of Hwy 371 - details


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