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Farmington Dunes OHV Area

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Alt Names Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area, Head Canyon OHV Area, Dunes OHV Area
Last Known Status Open

This area consists of about 800 acres of BLM desert trails, steep to moderate hill climbs, sandy arroyo bottoms and dunes surrounded by tall sandstone walls. The area is open year-round but the main entrance road may be impassable during inclement weather. There is no water or other services except for a vault toilet so come prepared.

Shade is limited as the area mainly consists of scattered scrub brush and juniper trees. Camping is permitted but is primitive. An active gravel and sand pit along with private property sections lie to the north.

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Nearest City Farmington, NM
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From: Farmington, NM
1) Take Hwy 371 south (Bisti Hwy) about 1.5 miles.
2) Main entrance is on the right (west).
Area Trail, Track, Dunes
Land BLM
Rating Rating    Good    
Recommended Stay Full Day
MX TRACK Motocross Track
Features Public
Max Engine Size No Maximum
Min Engine Size No Minimum
Permit Required Yes NM OHV Permit
Dates Open Year-Round
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (96 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width No Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets Required Youth Only required for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night Riding Yes
Cross Country Some Areas
Fireworks Prohibited
Firearms Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.
Parking ($0.00)
Entry ($0.00)
Riding ($0.00)
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Contact Info BLM - Farmington Field Office
1235 La Plata Highway
Farmington, NM 87401
(505) 599-8900
Contact Info New Mexico Game & Fish
1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(888) 248-6866
(505) 476-8000
Comment OHV Permit Info
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Farmington Dunes OHV Area

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Square Miles 1
Miles Of Trail 20
Climate Type Desert
Elevation 5400 to 6000 ft.
Trail Maintenance Unknown
Loose Dirt This OHV area has little loose dirt.Little
Hard Pack The OHV area has little hard pack terrain.Little
Sand This OHV area has mostly sandy areas.Mostly paddle or sand tire recommended for best experience
Mud The OHV area has little mud after it rains.Little
Dust The OHV area has little dust on typical days.Little
Rocks This OHV area has some rocks.Some
Trees The OHV area has few trees.Few
Steep Hills This OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Water Crossings The OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small Jumps This OHV area has some small jumps.Some
Large Jumps This OHV area has some large jumps.Some
Berms The OHV area has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel Pits This BLM land has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single Track This BLM land has some single track trails.Some
Roads This BLM land has no roads.None
Shade This BLM land has few shaded areas.Few
Ranges/Gunfire This BLM land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
Hazards This OHV area has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
scattered active gas wells
Easy Terrain Novice This OHV area has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain Amateur This OHV area has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain Expert This OHV area has little expert terrain.Little

First Aid First Aid 1-5 Miles (NE) San Juan Regional Medical Center (505) 609-2000
Gasoline Gasoline 1-5 Miles (N) Shell Westside Quickmart (505) 324-0365
Diesel Diesel 1-5 Miles (N) Shell Westside Quickmart (505) 324-0365
Potable Water Water 1-5 Miles (NE) Mom & Pop RV Park (505) 327-3200
RV Hookups RV Hookup 1-5 Miles (NE) Mom & Pop RV Park (505) 327-3200
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 1-5 Miles (NE) Mom & Pop RV Park (505) 327-3200
Primitive Camping Campground On Site
Convenience Store Conv Store 1-5 Miles (N) Shell Westside Quickmart (505) 324-0365
Swimming Swim Area 30+ Miles (NE) Navajo State Park (505) 632-2278
Body of Water Water Body 1-5 Miles (NE) Animas River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 30+ Miles (NE) Navajo State Park Boat Ramp (505) 632-2278

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