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Have Fun, Enjoy & Be Safe

Have Fun, Enjoy & Be Safe

  Off-Highway Vehicles Red River now allows Off-Highway Motor Vehicles (OHVs) to operate through town so you can get from your place of lodging to the trails and back. OHVs are defined as side-by-sides, Mules, Razors, etc. that have bench or regular seating. If it has saddle seating (straddle seating), such as an ATV, it is not allowed. This has been highly successful thus far. Copies of the OHV rules and routes can be obtained from the Visitor Center and from various lodges and businesses in town. Some high points are: 1. ALL drivers, regardless of age, must wear a safety helmet approved by DOT. 2. All passengers under the age of 18 must wear a safety helmet approved by DOT. Bicycle helmets do not meet this requirement. 3. Your OHV must have an insurance policy showing the vehicle’s VIN and meeting the same requirements as a motor vehicle. A homeowner’s policy will not suffice. Other registration rules apply and are addressed in the handouts mentioned. 4. Absolutely no...

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OHVs Are Here to Stay

OHVs Are Here to Stay

    The summertime is an exciting season for our Red River guests. Of the many things to do in Red River, off-road adventuring is always one of the biggest attractions. Here is some helpful information about a few of our most popular ATV trails. Goose Lake is a gorgeous high elevation paradise where you can access some of the more advanced hiking trailheads this area has to offer. This is a moderate to advanced ATV trail that offers some spectacular views. The trail is very narrow at times, so keep a constant watch for oncoming traffic. The trailhead is located half a mile down Highway 578 on the right. Take your fishing gear to experience a true angler challenge. The trout of Goose Lake are smart and natural, so catching one is a true feat. Pioneer Canyon trail is an easy trail that winds through old deserted mining campsites and has several shallow creek crossings that make this pass unique. The trailhead can be accessed off of Pioneer...

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Off-Road Adventures

Off-Road Adventures

  Transportation in the high country is a special experience, coming in many forms and offering excitement and fun, depending on your philosophy of life and how your past experiences have affected your current view of the future. Jeep roads: they can make you crazy or they can be the most fun you’ve ever had in a motorized vehicle. Many of the roads that lead to the surrounding mountains were built as work trails to the forest. Some are remnants of old wagon trails from Raton and the boomtown of LaBelle which brought early miners, settlers and supplies to the valley, while others were created more recently to accommodate trucks for logging operations. They are, to put it mildly, rocky and “bumpy.” That is the very thing, though, that makes them a treat – plus the ultimate, breathtaking destination of, say, Greenie Peak, Goose Lake or the top of the Old Pass Road which can provide a lifetime of memories. These roads require high ground clearance and are best...

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NM OHV Program Guidelines

NM OHV Program Guidelines

  Vehicles that are considered to be OHVs & must be registered are: All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) Dirt bikes Off-road vehicles (ORVs, UTVs or Mule type vehicles) Snowmobiles Prohibited Uses It is illegal for any person to use an OHV to: Damage or destroy signs, windmills or other property. Operate any OHV in a way that damages the environment, plants, animals or creates excessive noise. Harass, pursue or hunt wildlife or domestic animals. Operate any OHV where prohibited or on private land without permission. Operate an OHV on paved roads or highways. Negatively affect livestock and or agricultural practices. No one, regardless of age, may drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. For more information visit:...

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