Explore the best off road driving trails in New Mexico with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I am assuming this place is a wonderful place for birding during winter migration, as the signs in the park explain. The "trail" is a ~3 mile loop meant for driving(15mph) or hiking and is flat terrain with little shade. There are some small trails with viewing platforms for bird watching along the way, as well as plenty of places for picnicking and outdoor bathrooms, as well. I know I came in off season but saw some killdeer, roadrunner and wrens!

scenic driving
1 month ago

Very beautiful drive. Easy on my Xterra. The only problem I had was the cow patties everywhere and the low-life drunks who break their beer bottles all over the place and leave the boxes in the watering hole. Made me upset. Other than that, the drive was lovely.

off road driving
1 month ago

this place is amazing ! Were first time jeepers looking for new adventures to conquer and this is a good one! I really suggest to bring a map or look at it on ur phone because there's so many roads that lead who knows where. luckily never got stuck but still got lost even with a map , lots of rocky climbing and hills and dirt roads!

off road driving
5 months ago

off road driving
6 months ago

we enjoyed it. very scenic. not a hard trail at all.

nice drive

off road driving
8 months ago

we had a blast. Love the scenery.

off road driving
9 months ago

Fun jeep trail & lots of hiking at the top. .Goose Lake is gorgeous

scenic driving
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Beautiful scenery. There's also a ghost town off of this road marked by a port-a-potty. Makes for an easy short hike or a sandy trail run.

hiking
Friday, March 18, 2016

off road driving
Friday, March 18, 2016

Wonderful sites and the geology is amazing.

off road driving
Saturday, December 19, 2015

Challenging, and amazing scenery.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Awesome!!! Perfect trail for atv!!

camping
Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Really crowded area, but still beautiful. We went the weekend after Memorial Day and spent about 90 minutes trying to locate a campsite. Seriously, it's REALLY crowded. People race up and down the dirt road at all hours.

If you're willing to tolerate the people and vehicles, though, the Jemez Mountains are incredibly beautiful. This is one of our favorite places to camp. We tend to go for the northern end, because it's less crowded. Access to the river isn't available at the north end--the area is protected for the safety of an endangered mouse.

If you have a free evening, I highly recommend the northern end of the road. It's about 90 minutes from Albuquerque, so the trip is nice and short. :-)

off road driving
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

off road driving
Tuesday, September 23, 2014