Farmington offers innumerable trails and diverse landscapes perfect for a variety of motorized activities year-round. Local off-roading enthusiasts and others from across the U.S. have enjoyed off-roading in and near Farmington for more than 40 years. Thousands of acres of public land offers riders sandy arroyos, large sand dunes, steep hills, miles of trails and challenging slick rock for rock crawling. From the nationally rated Chokecherry Canyon to Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area and Head Canyon, Farmington offers experienced and newbie riders a sweet taste of the 4x4 life! Don't forget to explore our calendar of events for group trail rides, the World Extreme Rock Crawling Nationals (WE Rock), 4x4 Week, and motocross events.
In an effort to grant easy access to the phenomenal off roading and rock crawling trails in Farmington, City Ordinance 2016-1286 was adopted in 2016 authorizing some off-highway recreational vehicles to be operated on city streets. The ordinance permits side by side off road recreation vehicles (with a steering wheel, roll cage, and seat belts) on most streets in Farmington. ROVs are not permitted on Highways, this includes Main Street, Broadway, and La Plata Highway. At this time, ATVs are not permitted. The maximum speed allowed for an ROV is 45 MPH, or the posted speed, whichever is lower.
To make your ROV street legal, owners must be a licensed driver in good standing and insure and register their ROV. Drivers under the age of 18 must wear a DOT-approved helmet and eye protection. ROVs must be equipped with: illuminated speedometer, horn, muffler, headlights, break-lights, blinkers, side mirrors.
Four Corners Harley Davidson
6520 E Main St
Farmington, NM 87402
UTV, Jeep, equestrian, and mountain bike trails throughout Farmington are currently being marked and developed. Do not let the absence of a printed map postpone your visit. As these projects are completed a variety of maps are updated to reflect the trail development. These trails have been shaped and loved by locals for more than 45 years, finding someone to share insider tips is not hard. For mountain bike trail information contact 505 Cycles (4301 E. Main Street, Farmington) at 505-278-8900. The following resources provide accurate and updated trail maps:
Glade Run Recreation Area, County Rd. 1980 (Glade Road), Farmington, NM
The campground is closed at this time. Visit BLM NM COVID for updates on closures and restrictions.
This is a newly developed campground and OHV park within the popular Glade Run Recreation Area. Opened in May of 2019, this recreation park features a small riding track for young people, a skills training track, ten developed campsites, toilets, and a pavilion.
Pinon Hills Blvd. and Glade Road, Farmington, NM
Glade Run Recreation Area, also known as the Glade, consists of 19,000 acres of open public land along the north and northwest side of Farmington. At an elevation of 5,669 feet, this popular recreation area consists of sandy arroyos, slick rock, rolling foothills, and mountain trails. The Glade offers motorcycle, mountain bike, ATV/UTV, Jeeps and equestrian trails. The area is open year-round, dry overnight camping is permitted.
Highway 371, Farmington, NM
Over 800 acres of fun is waiting for off-road enthusiasts at the Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area. Located just 1.5 miles south of Farmington, this OHV area has been created by 40+ years of off-road vehicle use.
NM Highway 371, south of Farmington
Head Canyon OHV Recreation Area is located just south of Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area. Both are located on the south end of Farmington on Highway 371. Head Canyon is designated primarily for OHV motorcross racing.