Know Before You Go
The best Bisti access point is off State Highway 371 at Road 7297, about 40 miles south of Farmington. Follow the gravel Road 7297 east for about two miles to a T-intersections and turn left. Drive almost one mile to the Bisti Access Parking Area.
Note that are no amenities at the parking area or anywhere around there—no water, no toilets, nothing. You must come completely prepared to be on your own. It can be extremely hot here in the daytime and very cold at night. The area where the strange rock formations are located is about 1.5 miles from the parking lot, and there are no trails, signs or guideposts. It would be very easy to get lost here if you're not careful. A dedicated GPS unit is highly recommended, as there is very poor cell phone coverage in much of this area and even when there is coverage, phone maps don't provide details.