Northeast of Sante Fe and Taos, the Garrapate Ridge route is another popular ATV route. Garrapate Ridge is located about 5 miles south of Questa. A roughly 6 mile loop that connects with Forest Road 9, which leads to Cebolla Mesa. The town of Red River makes a great base for explore the Garrapate Ridge ATV route and other local rides.
While ATV riding the Garrapate Ridge, 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 Garrapate Ridge.
Overall, Garrapate Ridge is the 11th most popular ATV riding trail of all 16 ATV trails in New Mexico.