Best New Mexico OHV/4WD Trails

New Mexico has 5 off-highway vehicle routes.

  September 21, 2018

Located in the US, the OHV driving in New Mexico is known for five fun OHV trails. The best New Mexico OHV driving based on popularity are considered to be Hackberry Lake OHV, Robledo Mountains OHV Trail System, Glade Run OHV Recreation Area, Mescalero Sands North Dunes OHV Area, and Dunes OHV Recreation Area. For a detailed OHV riding trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a New Mexico OHV driving trail below.

Where Can I Drive OHVs In New Mexico?

FEATURED:  Hackberry Lake OHV

  New Mexico

  June 29, 2016

Northeast of Carlsbad, the Hackberry Lake OHV area is open to OHV use. The Hackberry Lake Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) area offers over 55,000 acres of rolling stabilized dune lands and cliffs. 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 OHV Recreation Area

  Farmington, New Mexico

  June 26, 2016

Near Farmington, the Glade Run Recreation Area is open to OHV use. 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.

FEATURED:  Mescalero Sands North Dunes OHV Area

  New Mexico

  July 19, 2016

East of Roswell, the Mescalero Sands North Dunes OHV Area has 610 acres open to OHV use. 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:  Robledo Mountains OHV Trail System

  New Mexico

  November 19, 2016

Northwest of Las Cruces, the Robledo Mountains Off-Highway Vehicle Trail System is a network of trails for extreme OHV in the southern Robledo Mountains. The trails are dominated by enormous rocks, making the terrain extraordinarily challenging for riders. The extreme OHV trails require specialized vehicles, with locking differentials, winches, and expert drivers.

FEATURED:  Dunes OHV Recreation Area

  Farmington, New Mexico

  September 21, 2018

South of Farmington, the Dunes OHV Recreation Area (aka Farmington Dunes) is open to OHV routes. The east and south sides of The Dunes are confined by steep sandstone walls with amazing rock spires. The main central riding area has large sand dunes, steep to gentle hillsides and sand-covered arroyo bottoms.