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The Geology of Northern New Mexico's Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands


Edited by: L. Greer Price

2010 (reprinted 2020)

Few places in the U.S. boast as rich a diversity of landscape and public lands as northern New Mexico. Here in one volume is an authoritative overview of the geology of these parks, monuments, and public lands, with information on the regional setting, the rock record, and the most prominent geologic features. The book includes chapters on nine national parks and monuments, seventeen state parks, and many of the most popular Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service units in this part of the state. Also included are chapters on two of our newer units, the Valles Caldera National Preserve and Kashe-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. With nearly 300 full-color geologic maps, graphics, and photographs, the book is a perfect introduction to the some of New Mexico's most significant geologic landscapes.

380 pages, full color 8" x 10" paperback with sewn binding.

ISBN: 9781883905255

$24.95 Buy Now


Free sample chapter — Ghost Ranch (4 MB PDF)

The book is the first of two volumes on the geology of New Mexico's public lands — the second, published in 2020, deals with the southern half of the state.


SouthWest Bk Award

2011 Southwest Book Design & Production Award Winner for Guide and Travel

2011 Southwest Book Design & Production Award Finalist for Scholarly & Technical


NM Bk Award


2010 New Mexico Book Award for Anthropology/Archaeology/Science




“Your new book on the Geology of New Mexico’s Parks, etc. is an absolute knockout! It is handsome, beautifully written and organized, wonderfully informative, and it provides a great service. It is a great achievement, and I am utterly delighted to have a copy—which I will cherish.”
William deBuys, award winning writer and conservationist


New Mexico Rocks! — “The title of this newly published volume has a textbook ring to it. But its easy-to-read text, maps and charts — and awe-inspiring photography — are convincing evidence that this is a book for the general reader.”
David Steinberg, Albuquerque Journal staff writer

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