South of Farmington, the Dunes OHV Recreation Area (aka Farmington Dunes) is open to ATV riding. The east and south sides of The Farmington Dunes are confined by steep sandstone walls with amazing rock spires. The main central riding area within the Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area has large sand dunes, steep to gentle hillsides and sand-covered arroyo bottoms. There are countless roads and trails open to ATV riders.
To reach the ATV riding trailhead for Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area from Farmington, head south on SR371 for 1.5 miles. Look for the parking area for the Farmington Dunes.
While ATV riding the Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area, each all-terrain-vehicle is required to display a State Of New Mexico registration permit sticker. This includes both residents and non-residents. Residents can obtain a registration permit sticker from any Motor Vehicle Division Field Office. Non-residents can obtain a New Mexico ATV registration permit sticker online or by calling the Departement of Game and Fish at (505) 476-8000. Make sure to have a sticker displayed before ATV riding the Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area.
Overall, Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area is the 3rd most popular ATV riding trail of all 16 ATV trails in New Mexico.