Featured OHV/4WD TRAILS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.