Texas Plains Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Clayton: Rita Blanca National Grasslands

Rita Blanca National Grasslands

Within the short grass prairie of the southern Great Plains lie the Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands. These grasslands encompass approximately 230,000 acres in six counties within New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma, and in texas they occupy the extreme northwest corner of Dallam County. Managed through the U.S. Forest Service office in Clayton, New Mexico.


  • 714 Main St
  • Clayton, Texas
  • 88415-2949


Hours & Fees

  • Contact Forest Service for Information.

  • Fee charged



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Read more about Rita Blanca National Grassland in the Handbook of Texas Online.