A federal wilderness study area, "Ah-shi-sle-pah" ("gray salt") are eroded badlands that like the Bisti / De-Na-Zin Wilderness offer some of the most unusual scenery in the Four Corners. Erosion has etched a fantasy world of strange rock formations. Most commonly found in the Ah-shi-sle-pah are hoodoos, petrified logs and stumps, rounded clay hills of various soft colors, and fossils from the late Creteous era (dinosaur, crocodilian scutes, and turtle shell).
Other than the two-track, the trails described below are not delineated or defined. Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah WSA is an open range area whereby people can simply wonder freely around since no trails are established. The trails provided are simply a general guide to get to certain named features.
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Trail Name Difficulty Distance Elev. Gain 1. Two-track Easy 1.2 mi / 1.8 km 65 ft 2. Valley Access Easy 0.6 mi / 1.0 km 80 ft 3. Ridge Access Easy 0.8 mi / 1.2 km 100 ft 4. North Hike Easy 3.0 mi / 4.8 km 70 ft 5. West Hike Easy 2.8 mi / 4.6 km 70 ftShare this page