Take Your Vacation Off Road

Take Your Vacation Off Road

20 Oct, 2015

Farmington, NM – October 19, 2015

Farmington, New Mexico is widely known as an adventure and outdoor destination in the spring and summer, with a plethora of options for hikers, outdoor lovers, water sport enthusiasts and more. But, even in the fall and winter months, outdoor options are not limited with Farmington’s recreation areas and wide variety of terrain for off roading adventures.

The area has recently received national attention, with Chokecherry Canyon located in Farmington being named as the #1 New Mexico trail on the 2015 Top Off Road Trails in America list, published by PartCatalog.com. In addition to this recognition, the area is well known by locals and visitors alike for its unique offerings. Farmington’s trail locations offer a wide range of terrain options, including sandy arroyos, large sand dunes, world-class sandstone rock crawling, desert technical trails, steep hills and challenging slick rock. Riders and off road enthusiasts can take advantage of these trails—whatever their desired mode of transportation may be.

“We truly have something for everyone, including mountain biking trails frequented by world champions—ranging from smooth, flowing trails to challenging courses—single track trails for motorcycles, equestrian trails, Jeep trails that allow riders to drive up the side of a steep cliff, and OHV/ATV side-by-side trails,” said Tonya Stinson, Executive Director for the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The most popular recreation areas in Farmington are Chokecherry Canyon, located inside the Glade Run Recreation Area, and Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area. Chokecherry Canyon is well known for its rock crawling, off road trails, wash runs, and challenging courses. Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area boasts more than 800 acres of off road courses and is widely popular with OHV enthusiasts. The dunes are popular spots for those on motorcycles, dirt bikes, and ATVs, and the area holds national-level races each year. 

Farmington’s trails have been in use by locals for over 40 years, and while some trails are marked, locals have recently started a community project to make the trails more user-friendly to visitors from all over the world. The project will include marking all trails and mapping them with GPS capability to aid those less familiar with the area in navigating the extensive miles of trails available.

“Farmington is an incredibly diverse area, boasting more trails per mile than almost anywhere else, including hotspots for off road adventures that are well known worldwide—and in such wide variety,” said Darryl Dunlap, Board Member for the New Mexico OHV Alliance. “Off road adventures can be enjoyed year-round in our area, as we have almost 300 days of sunshine each year.”

For more information on the off road adventures available near Farmington, NM contact the Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau at (505) 326-7602.

Author: Ingrid
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