Middle Fork ATV Trails

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.

Middle Fork ATV Trails Map



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

Local Website:  click herehttp://www.fs.usda.gov/carson/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/10/2016

Middle Fork ATV Trails Map


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