Middle Fork For ATV Riding

The 15th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in New Mexico.

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Northeast of Sante Fe and Taos, the Middle Fork route is a nice ATV ride. The Middle Fork / Lake ATV trailhead is located at end of pavement in Red River Canyon. Turn right onto FS58 for 1 mile to FS487, about 2 miles to the lake.

The Middle Fork ATV route is for experienced ATV riders and offers many challenging elements. Also, you will need a short wheelbase, as switchbacks are extremely tight.

Note: This trail had been closed for improvements. Make sure to call before heading out to confirm the trail is now reopened.

While ATV riding the Middle Fork, 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 Middle Fork.

Overall, Middle Fork is the 15th most popular ATV riding trail of all 15 ATV trails in New Mexico. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Middle Fork including Red River OHV Area, 4th Of July Canyon, Garrapate Ridge, Cerro Negro, Goose Lake and Largo Lake.


Local Contact(s):  Carson National Forest (505) 586-0520; Taos Visitors (800) 758-3873; NM Tourism (800) SEENEWM.

Recommended Book:  "ATV Trails: Offroad" from Mud Mountain

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  Red River RV Park (575) 754-6187; Riverside Lodge (800) 432-9999

Luxury Loding:  Sundance B&B, Red River (505) 754-2321

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/carson/

Article Source:   Best Middle Fork ATV Trails Review https://www.trailsource.com/?type=ATV&id=17542

GPS:  36.7261, -105.3983

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  7/15/2016

ID:  17542

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