New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance

The New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance is a statewide alliance of motorized, off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts that promotes responsible OHV recreation through education, safety training, land conservation and access, in cooperation with public and private interests, to ensure a positive future for OHV recreation in New Mexico.

NMOHVA is also committed to creating additional motorized recreation opportunities in the state of New Mexico. NMOHVA supports local groups working with state and federal land managers and agencies to identify, develop, maintain, and promote appropriate trails and areas for all forms of motorized recreation.

Coastal Commission rejects proposal to restrict off-roading at Oceano Dunes — at least for now

Finally some good news out of California! The California Coastal Commission considered a proposal to phase out off-road vehicles at Oceano Dunes state park after decades of controversy.

Great workshop this weekend in Salida by COHVCO & NOHVCC. A big thanks from NMOHVA 👍

A great turn out at our workshop, we will be offering at least two next year,

Dean Tulk is attending the NOHVCC/COHVCO OHV Training Workshop in Salida CO this weekend. A lot of great information is being presented and some great ideas and examples of what is working in Colorado.


Thank you Chief Apodaca! We are so glad OHV use is working out so well in Truth or Consequences. Let’s get OHV city street use legal all across New Mexico!

Feed the meter for trail amenities

Would you contribute in this manner to feed a fund for maintaining trails? No, those aren’t parking meters going up at area trails – they’re trail meters, and they offer a new way to donate to maintain Yampa Valley...

NMOHVA's July Newsletter

Did you miss NMOHVA's July Newsletter?

NMOHVA's July Newsletter

NMOHVA's July Newsletter

The U.S. Forest Service-Carson National Forest

Please avoid driving up Forest Road 134 in Cabresto Canyon on the Questa Ranger District for the next few days. Significant rainfall has washed out the road in 3-4 places. We will be using heavy equipment to try to clear the road so the public is asked to avoid traveling on this road so we can safely make repairs.

See what all our member club, the New Mexico 4-Wheelers, have been up to!

Check out the latest NM4W Newsletter!

One of our member clubs completed this service project today on the US Forest Service - Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands

On 29 June 2019, the club had a service project as Volunteer Trail Ambassadors on the Sandia Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest to remove an abandoned Ford Escape that had burned leaving nothing but a metal shell. Huge thanks to for providing a grant that was used to purchase cutting blades and lunch for all of the volunteers and FS staff. We had an amazing team that was able to cut up the vehicle and load it in a pickup truck and a military trailer. US Forest Service - Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands

U.S. Forest Service-Santa Fe National Forest

REMINDER: Public meeting on the Santa Fe Mountains Landscape Resiliency Project TODAY from 4:30-7pm at Santa Fe NF Headquarters, 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe. Forest Service specialists will share detailed information about the project and answer questions.

NM Game and Fish

Here is why it is so important to fight to keep the legislature from robbing OUR funds each legislative session to give to unrelated programs.

New Mexico’s Off-Highway Vehicle program is a user pay system. A portion of the vehicle registration fees are set aside in the Trail Safety Fund. This fund is used for OHV education, law enforcement and grants.

One of the grants led to the development of the Brown Springs Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area at the BLM’s the Glade. On Monday, May 20, 2019 we cut the ribbon officially opening 24/7 access to:
- An educational site that includes a flat level space, as well as hill transactions
- A skills course that is just over a mile long
- Little tot lot for engine sizes of 50cc
- 10 camping areas

Thank you to the Bureau of Land Management, the City of Farmington and San Juan County for making this happen.

We invite you to enjoy the Brown Spring Recreation Area at BLM’s the Glade, but remember to Tread Lightly - leave the land better than what you found it, stay on trails, and protect traditional values and our land. #BrownSpringsNM

Looks like the 4WD crowd had another wonderful day on the trails in the Zuni Mountains today!

Today we explored old railroads, lava, and mines at New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance’s 7 Trails of Gold event.

We got some photos from one of our MC participants of the 7 Trails of Gold event 😀👍

Just hanging out on Mt. Taylor during the 2019 7 Trails of Gold Event.

Getting our kicks at the 7 Trails of Gold event and the Route 66 Junkyard Brewery

Do any of the MC/ATV/SxS guys take any pics? We want to see them! The 4WD crew is having a good time 😀

Another great day at New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance’s 7 Trails of Gold Event with Grants Mainstreet Project Inc.

Looks like the 4WD crowd is having a good time. Let’s see the MC/ATV/SxS pics!

A great start to New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance’s 7-Trails of Gold event in Grants, NM with Grants Mainstreet Project Inc. on Mt Taylor.

Volunteer opportunity.

On June 1 the El Rito Ranger District, along with East Rio Arriba Soil & Water Conservation District, will be having their first forest cleanup event. The public is invited to help pick up trash on a forest road close to El Rito that has been a common dumping ground for garbage and household waste.

On June 1st meet at the El Rito Ranger District parking lot on Highway 554 in El Rito at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided after cleanup is completed. Please dress appropriately for the weather as we will be cleaning up rain or shine. Please bring sturdy shoes, sunscreen, a hat, and water. Tools, gloves, and other safety equipment will be provided.

Thank you to North Central Solid Waste Authority for the two roll-offs and to East Rio Arriba Soil & Water Conservation District for partnering with us to be able to make this possible.

For more information feel free to contact Angie Krall or Jasmine Valdez at 575-581-4554.

Numbers are down, but not far enough.

Abandoned campfires down 64% from 2018 Memorial Day weekend. That's the good news. Santa Fe National Forest staff found approximately 30 abandoned campfires over the three-day Memorial Day weekend. Still too many, but a big improvement over the 84 abandoned campfires found over the same weekend in 2018.
Most of the abandoned campfires were found on the Pecos and Jemez Ranger Districts, the most popular parts of the forest for weekend visitors. While it was clear that campers had made an effort to put out some of those campfires, too many of them were literally just walked away from. Which, with the weekend's high winds, could have been disastrous.
Please put out your campfires, folks.

Forest Access For All

They don’t want any humans in the wilderness, pretty clear.

Maybe a better choice would be to see the Wilderness Act dissolved -

Chokecherry Crawlers

**The date has changed for the poker run...the new date is June 15th!**

Be careful out there and mindful of our recreational resources.

If your Memorial Day plans include a trip to the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, be aware of treacherous road conditions.

This week's snowfall on top of a wet winter and heavy spring runoff has left roads and trails waterlogged, muddy and, in many instances, underwater. Please stay off impacted roads. Use good judgement to avoid permanently damaging the roads or getting stuck.

This district is considering road closures to protect public health and safety, natural resources and infrastructure.
Law enforcement officers, fire personnel and recreation staff will be patrolling over the Memorial Day weekend to ensure visitor safety.

For additional information please contact the Cuba Ranger District at 575-289-3264.

Grants Mainstreet Project Inc.

Going on in conjunction with our multi modal OHV event!

The 7 Trails of Gold Outdoor Festival is back with more fun than ever before. Join us May 31st - June 2nd and see what we mean by "Explore Grants". Journey on the 7 Trails of Cibola County in search for Geocaches or just to see some beautiful sights. Get rid of some stress in the Fire & Ice Park with plenty of attractions to choose from.

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Let us know you're coming by RSVP'ing on our website or sign up for a FREE ticket on our event page. You can also sign up to be vendor, sponsor, volunteer, or competition contestant on our website. Learn more @
; go to the "EVENTS" tab and select "7 Trails of Gold".

Share and like this post to help let your friends and family know this event is coming up!

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Thanks Nathan for sharing this post.

Bureau of Land Management - New Mexico is seeking ADVISORY COUNCIL NOMINATIONS for the Farmington, Albuquerque, Pecos and Las Cruces Districts.

The RAC, composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues, helps the Las Cruces District carry out its stewardship of more than 5.4 million acres of public lands. The RAC consists of 10 members with an interest or expertise in public land management, including such individuals as conservationists, ranchers, outdoor recreationists, state and local government officials, Tribal officials, and academics. The diverse membership of the RAC helps ensure that BLM land managers get the varying perspectives they need to achieve their mission, which is to manage the public lands for multiple uses.

Please follow the links below for the district you prefer.
Las Cruces:

Photo by Sherman Hogue/BLMNM

Bureau of Land Management - Las Cruces District


"The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Cruces District announces that it is seeking public nominations for two positions on its Resource Advisory Council (RAC), which advises the BLM on public land issues within the Las Cruces District. As advertised in the Federal Register, the BLM will consider nominations until June 14, 2019."

Click the link for more information.

NMOHVA's May Newsletter

Did you miss NMOHVA's May Newsletter?

New Mexico 4-Wheelers

Don't delay, register today!

Only ~20 4WD slots left for New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance's 7 Trails of Gold Event. Register Today!

NMOHVA's May Newsletter

NMOHVA's May Newsletter

New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance's cover photo

New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance - 7 Trails of Gold Trailfest - déjà vu Edition

Only 60 slots left. Get yours before they are all gone! This is a “low-cost, low-frills” dual sport motorcycle, ATV/UTV, and non-AMA 4x4 vehicle event focused on providing outstanding trail opportunities to all users. The motorcycle and ATV/UTV portion of the event is AMA-sanctioned. Registration for the event includes dinner Saturday evening, ...

OHV groups keeping it clean and picking up other people’s trash. Proud to be associated with these folks!

Round 1 of the 10th annual Spring Cleanup was a success! 2600 lbs of trash picked up from a mile and a half stretch of Hasler Valley Rd and there is another mile left to do. Many thanks to McKinley County for partnering with the state in bringing the Clean and Beautiful grant program to our community, now entities such as ourselves can actually be paid for work being done! A shout out to Subway (Anthony & Brandy Sanchez) for providing lunch for our crew! Round 2 is next Saturday, April 27th, we will team up with Adventure Gallup & Beyond, Gallup Trails 2010 and Bear Springs Plaza in cleaning NM 400 (road to McGaffey). Please join us in celebration of Earth Day! Clean up starts @9am at Bear Springs Plaza. #RRMS #McKinleyCounty #cleanandbeautiful #outdoorenthusiasts #leaveitbetterthanhowyoufoundit

We Didn’t Know What to Expect! - Dirt ‘N Drive

The Cliffhangers Four Wheel Drive Club showing off their backyard.

I was invited out to the 2019 Jp Magazine Dirt N Drive 2019 event sponsored by Jeep. This event limits sign up to 100 folks and they keep the details about l...

UFWDA eNews April '19 edition

Local issues getting international exposure. Your input of topical material for each eNews is still vital, so please keep UFWDA and our readers informed by emailing before the 10th of each month. If your organization has a website with interesting stories etc. then send a link to [email protected]

Happening on our turf!

Jp Dirt 'N Drive 2019, presented by Jeep, rolled out for its first trail day! We will have more action for you soon! #JPDND19 #jpmagazine #Jeep #AnywhereIsPossible #RuggedRadios #jksmfg #kchilites


Looks like fun!

The only thing that keeps these washes from getting mobbed is the thought of that high speed, blind head-on. #headonaswivel

NMOHVA's April Newsletter

NMOHVA's April Newsletter and 7 Trails of Gold event registration information Cibola/Santa Fe/Carson National Forest:  It appears that all three of New Mexico's "northern forests" will be presenting their official Draft Plans for public comment on or around June 1.   These final draft Forest Plan Revisions and Environmental Impact Statement for the official (NEPA-mandated)...

NMOHVA's April Newsletter

NMOHVA's April Newsletter including registration information on NMOHVA's 7 Trails of Gold event. Cibola/Santa Fe/Carson National Forest:  It appears that all three of New Mexico's "northern forests" will be presenting their official Draft Plans for public comment on or around June 1.   These final draft Forest Plan Revisions and Environmental Impact Statement for the official (NEPA-mandated)...

The Case for Forest Roads

A good read. John Muir is often portrayed as a naturalist that wanted nothing more than to preserve our western forests. That view of Muir is not entirely correct. Most people today do not realize that John Mui…

The U.S. Forest Service-Santa Fe National Forest issued a new Motor Vehicle Usage Map (MVUM) and it immediately caught our eye that the historic La. Bajada Hill route was stricken from the map. Although in 2017, the La Bajada Hill trail has been fenced off at the reservation boundary effectively closing the route from the bottom to the top of the mesa, there is a better answer than giving this trail the Axe. Prior to Travel Management, motorized users enjoyed 2 routes to climb the mesa. Even if the reservation keeps access closed, the SFNF could have opened this loop rather than cutting off access all together.

Love seeing all those old vehicles. All that work didn’t get done by hiking in, that’s for sure!

Vallectios Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) Camp - 1930s

Be a good steward and have a chance to be rewarded!

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U.S. Forest Service - Gila National Forest

Are you remembering #OneLessSpark while you are in your vehicle?

[03/16/19]   NMOHVA is having our yearly meeting today at 10am. Come by for a short meeting, some pizza, and check out at all the new toys at R&S.

[03/14/19]   The Greater Santa Fe Recreation Partnership Trails Workshop #2 scheduled for this evening (March 14th) has been postponed as the community college is not open today due to weather. Please pass the word and watch this space for the rescheduled date.

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General information

Motorized recreation on the public lands of New Mexico is under attack right now and all around you. Aligned under the guise of ‘environmentalism’, selfish elitists have determined that you have no right to recreate in your chosen way and are determined to LOCK YOU OUT from enjoying your motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, or 4WD on public land. Responsible motorized recreation has a legitimate place on public land. NMOHVA works with local user groups and public land mangers to promote responsible use and protect your access.
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Rio Grande Nature Center State Park Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
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