Best New Mexico Dirt Bike Trails

New Mexico has 14 offroad motorcycling rides.

  September 24, 2018

Located in the US, the dirt biking in New Mexico offers over ten good dirt bike trail destinations. The best New Mexico dirt biking based on popularity are considered to be Elephant Rock, Johnson Hill, Haystack Mountain OHV Recreation Area, Willie White Trail, and Glade Run ORV Recreation Area. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a New Mexico dirt biking trail below.

Where Can I Dirt Bike In New Mexico?


FEATURED:  Elephant Rock

  Red River, New Mexico

  November 19, 2016

Northeast of Sante Fe and Taos near Red River, the Elephant Rock route is a 9 mile one-way trek open to dirt biking. It is recommended to ride from south to north for all riders. Less experienced riders should stay on the loop trails on the south slope and not drop down into Cabresto Canyon. There is a steep, difficult portion of trail on the north side.

FEATURED:  Willie White Trail

  Albuquerque, New Mexico

  September 24, 2018

Near Cloudcroft, the Willie White Trail is a 5.2 mile route open to off-road motorcycle trails riding. This route is very popular, and is lined with aspens and pines.

FEATURED:  Haystack Mountain OHV Recreation Area

  Albuquerque, New Mexico

  September 24, 2018

Northeast of Roswell, the 1,920 acre Haystack Mountain OHV Recreation Area is perched on the rugged breaks overlooking the Pecos River in southeastern New Mexico. The Haystack Mountain OHV Recreation Area has dirt biking trails suitable for novices to experts.

FEATURED:  Mescalero Sands North Dunes OHV Area

  Albuquerque, New Mexico

  August 18, 2016

East of Roswell, the Mescalero Sands North Dunes OHV Area has 610 acres open to dirt bike riding. The Bowl Parking Area provides access to the northern portion of the dunes which includes a region known as The Bowl. The Bowl is a large depression surrounded by dunes. The Cottonwoods Parking Area provides access to the southern portion of the dunes.

FEATURED:  4th Of July Canyon

  Red River, New Mexico

  August 20, 2016

Northeast of Sante Fe and Taos, the Red River area has numerous trails and roads open to dirt bike riding. The trailhead is located just north of the town of Red River up FS54.

FEATURED:  Hackberry Lake OHV

  New Mexico

  June 26, 2016

Northeast of Carlsbad, the Hackberry Lake OHV area is open to dirt bike riding. The Hackberry Lake Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) area offers over 55,000 acres of rolling stabilized dune lands and cliffs. The 132 acre Shugart Dunes is also open to riding. The area is open for intensive use of motorcycles, sand dune buggies and other OHVs. Trails within the area take advantage of a variety of soils and topographic features, which include many turns and steep hill climbs.

FEATURED:  Glade Run ORV Recreation Area

  New Mexico

  August 1, 2016

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.