New-Mexico Points of Interest

Sheeps Crossing Scenic Overlook


The Sheeps Crossing Scenic Overlook, located in the Upper Rio Grande watershed of New Mexico, offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape and a unique opportunity to witness the convergence of two different ecosystems. The overlook sits at an elevation of 9,600 feet and provides views of the Rio Grande Gorge and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Visitors can also see the transition from the alpine forest to the high desert below. The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including bighorn sheep, golden eagles, and black bears.

One of the main reasons to visit Sheeps Crossing Scenic Overlook is the unparalleled views of the surrounding natural beauty. Visitors can take in the vastness of the Rio Grande Gorge and the rugged terrain of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The area is also a popular spot for outdoor activities such as hiking and wildlife viewing. The overlook offers a unique opportunity to witness the convergence of two different ecosystems, with the alpine forest giving way to the high desert below. Visitors may also be lucky enough to spot bighorn sheep or other wildlife in their natural habitat. Get driving directions.
SHEEPS CROSSING SCENIC OVERLOOK

Points of Interest
Location
Ashley Pond
Bathtub Row
Bethe House
Bradbury Science Museum
Campfire Circle
Chawalauna Overlook
Duchess Castle
Front Hill Guard Station
Fuller Lodge
Gauging Station Interpretive Sign
Historical Marker
Los Alamos History Museum
Los Alamos Little Theatre
Main Gate Park
Oppenheimer House
Power House
Romero Cabin
Sheeps Crossing Scenic Overlook
Stone Power House
Tsankawi Pueblo
Vista Grande Overlook Observation Site
Women's Army Corps Dorm

Nearby Camping
Location Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Cebolla Mesa 5 7,372 ft
Taos Junction Numerous 6,071 ft
La Junta - Wild Rivers Rec Area Numerous 7,465 ft
Little Arsenic Springs Numerous 7,498 ft
Orilla Verde Rec Area Numerous 6,049 ft
Goat Hill 6 7,682 ft
Cuchillo 3 8,208 ft
Montoso - Wild Rivers Rec Area Numerous 7,500 ft
Lower Hondo 4 7,880 ft
El Aguaje - Wild Rivers Rec Area Numerous 7,467 ft
Big Arsenic Springs - Wild Rivers Rec Area Numerous 7,516 ft