Glade Run ORV Recreation Area For Dirt Biking
The 4th most popular offroad motorcycle trail in New Mexico.
Monday 1 August 2016 05:02 GMT
Near Farmington, the Glade Run Recreation Area is open to dirt bike riding. The Glade Run Recreation Area is comprised of 19,000 acres of sandy arroyos, slick rock and rolling terrain. Vegetation is sparse, primarily consisting of common grasses, rabbitbrush, sagebrush, junipers, and pinyons.
The recreation area is split into two off-highway vehicle use zones. The northern three-quarters of the Glade are managed for limited trail use and 3,800 acres on the south end are managed as an open OHV area. Approximately 42 miles of marked trails for motorized trail bike and mountain bike riders are located in the limited OHV portion of the Glade. Challenging slick rock and wide sandy washes provide fun for off road enthusiasts in the open OHV section.
To reach the trailhead from Farmington, take Piñon Hills Blvd. and turn north onto the main Glade Road, County Road 1980. Travel north 2 miles to the Glade entrance and the Open OHV area. To access the trail system from Piñon Hills, turn north onto College Blvd., travel approximately 1.2 miles just beyond Piedra Vista High School and Lions Wilderness Park.
Overall, Glade Run ORV Recreation Area is the 4th most popular dirt bike trail of all 14 dirt biking rides in New Mexico.