As mention on page 120 of the 3rd Edition of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque, various agencies have had ongoing remediation projects to remove mining hazards from the San Pedro Mountains Mining Area. Based upon a tip from a reader, the dogs and I went back to hike in the area to check on their progress.
We found that many of the shafts (vertical mine shafts) and adits (horizontal mine shafts) have been filled or gated to make them less dangerous. Fortunately, for those who want a “before” view of the area, there are still some hazards, and it will still be a long time before the BLM and Santa Fe County start promoting the area for outdoor recreation.
Here are some pictures of what we found: