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.

off road driving
3 months ago

off road driving
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

The "trail" we took was amazing and totally worth the boulder crawl! The trail is not clearly marked and the land is an atv/ dirt bike area. The flyer at the information post advertised a dirt bike trial tournament, so there were a lot of crisscrossing well worn trails that lead to this confusion. SO instead of going to the right to the actual trail we went left and found beautiful canyons. Stay away from the dried river bed it is a breeding ground of aggressive mosquitoes. The long walk to the trail head is an uphill hike on very loose sand.

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

nice drive

off road driving
6 months ago

we had a blast. Love the scenery.

off road driving
7 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

scenic driving
10 months ago

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.

off road driving
1 year ago

Wonderful sites and the geology is amazing.

off road driving
1 year ago

Challenging, and amazing scenery.

Awesome!!! Perfect trail for atv!!

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. :-)

hiking
1 year ago

The trail wasn't marked well. The canyon was awesome.

I've never run across anyone out there. I usually go during the week and in the winter months. One of the things I like best about the area is the ability to go wander the slots and off trail areas.

off road driving
2 years ago