BLM New Mexico COVID-19 Information Update

The Department of the Interior’s current COVID-19 policy incorporates CDC guidance. As CDC science-based guidance changes, our policy will adapt. Visitors have always been encouraged by DOI to review CDC guidance when making their plans to recreate responsibly. CDC guidance indicates that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations. Unvaccinated people must wear a mask indoors in DOI buildings at all times and outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained. All people, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask on all forms of public transportation and in healthcare settings on DOI lands. We will continue to ask visitors to follow CDC guidance to recreate responsibly.

The latest information on changes to facilities and services in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available here.

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Aden Hills Off-Highway Vehicle Area


Las Cruces District Office 1800 Marquess Street Las Cruces, NM 88005

32.19332833, -107.0589553

The Aden Hills OHV Area is approximately 20 miles southwest of Las Cruces. To get to Aden Hills OHV Area from Las Cruces, follow I-25 west to the Corralitos Exit (MM 127), then travel west approximately 3 miles on Robert Larson Blvd (southern frontage road), turning south on County Road B-005. Follow the County Road for approximately 5 miles, and look for sign on the east side of the road, just south of a cattleguard.


Aden Hills Off-Highway Vehicle Area

The Aden Hills Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area encompasses approximately 8,700 acres of Chihuahuan Desert scrub environment characterized by low mesquite or creosote-stabilized coppice dunes, and a variety of dropseed grasses, yucca, and cacti. The Area was designated in 1993 as a place where off-road/cross-country travel would be allowed.

The Area is used up to 2 times per year for an organized motorcycle race, which is the BLM approves through a special recreation permit. The Area is also a venue for periodic ATV/UTV training provided by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.