Red Sands Off-Highway Vehicle Area

Phone:
Address:

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

Latitude/Longitude:
32.57149056, -106.0790525
Directions:
The Area is accessed from the west side of U.S. Highway 54 approximately 20 miles south of Alamogordo (between mile markers 44 & 45).
CAMPING
OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE

Red Sands Off-Highway Vehicle Area

The landscape within the Red Sands Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area is primarily mesquite coppice dunes that range from one meter to several meters in height. There are over 100 miles of trails that have been developed by users. Although the trails are utilized during organized motorcycle races, other users are allowed to drive cross country if they wish. Currently there is one race per year that the BLM authorizes through a Special Recreation Permit, usually in February.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Fees

  • None

Season/Hours

  • Open year-round

Facilities

  • There are no facilities on site; however, the area used as the staging area during races, accommodates primitive camping locations.  The area provides extensive opportunities to enjoy Motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle recreation.