Glade Run Recreation Area, also known as the Glade, consists of 19,000 acres of open public land along the noth and northwest side of Farmington. At an elevation of 5,669 feet, this popular recreation area consists of sandy arroyos, slickrock, 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.
Pinon Hills Blvd. and Glade Road, Farmington, NM
From rock crawling to off-road trails and wash runs, this high desert playground exceeds expectations! The recreation area lies between NM State Highways 170, 574, and 516 with multiple entry points on dirt roads. The easiest access point from Farmington is at the intersection of Pinon Hills Blvd. and Glade Road. You can alos access trails from Hood Mesa, at the end of College Blvd. just north of the Farmington BLM field office.
On the south end of the Glade, there are 3,800 acres of open OHV use area. On the north three quarters there are 42 miles of marked trails for off-highway vehicle and mountain bike trails. Within the Glade, Chokecherry Canyon is well known as an amazing off-roading experience. With one visit you will discover why off road enthusiasts voted Chokecherry Canyon New Mexico's #1 Off Road Trail! Host to the W.E. Rock Grand Nationals, (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) this area offers rock crawling terrain with boulders, slickrock and mountain foothills, rock piles and mountain trails. Miles of trails for off roading of all skill levels, from sandy washes to technical climbs can be found here. Main access to Chokecherry Canyon is off Pinon Hills Blvd. and Glade Road in Farmington.
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Bureau of Land Management, City of Farmington and San Juan County have worked together to create a one-of-a-kind OHV recreation area in Farmington. This recreation site features not only an area to ride, but an area where OHV enthusiasts can also enjoy open camping with facilities, have OHV information available, participate in OHV safety training, all while enjoying ample space for OHV staging, parking, riding and more. The area features 10 developed campsites. Camping is permitted year round with a free permit from the BLM. Call 505-564-7600 for details.
UTV, Jeep, equestrian and mountain bike trails throughout Farmington are currently being marked and developed. Do not let the absemce of a printed map postpone your visit. As these projects are completed a variety of maps are updated to refelct 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 OHV and ATV trails information we recommend reaching out to the Farmington BLM Field Office or Four Corners Explorers, a locally owned UTV rental company. For mountain bike trail information contact 505 Cycles (4301 E. Main Street, Farmington) at 505-278-8900. The following resources provide:
BLM Farmington Field Office
6251 College Blvd. Suite A
Farmington, NM 87402
Four Corners Explorers
5101 College Blvd Bay 5302
Farmington, NM 87402