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Haystack Mountain OHV Area

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Alt Names

Pecos River

Last Known StatusOpen

This area offers miles of desert trails and scenic views overlooking the Pecos River. The terrain consists of sand washes, rocky sections, hill climbs and some single track. Camping is permitted and amenities include picnic tables with shelters, BBQ grills and restroom facilities but water is not available. Nearby Bottomless Lakes State Park offers RV hookups, swimming beach and several days use areas.

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Nearest CityRoswell, NM
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From: Roswell, NM
1) Take US-285/72 north to Clovis Hwy Exit
2) Turn right (east) off the exit ramp on Clovis/Hwy 70, continue about 20 miles
3) Staging area is on the left (north).




Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredYesNM OHV Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingYes
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.


Parking ($0.00)
EntryYes ($3.00 per person)
Two or more people - $5, Bus (over 15 people) -  $15.00
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)


Contact InfoBLM - Roswell Field Office
2909 W. Second Street
Roswell, NM 88201-2019
(575) 627-0272
Contact InfoNew Mexico Game & Fish
1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(888) 248-6866
(505) 476-8000
CommentOHV Permit Info



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Square Miles3
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation3800 to 4000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has no trees.None
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Single TrackThis BLM land has some single track trails.Some
ShadeThis BLM land has few shaded areas.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SW)Eastern New Mexico Medical Center (575) 622-8170
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SW)Circle K (575) 623-5650
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SW)Shell (575) 624-2414
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SW)Red Barn RV Park (575) 623-4897 or (877) 800-4897
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (SW)Red Barn RV Park (575) 623-4897 or (877) 800-4897
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (SW)Red Barn RV Park (575) 623-4897 or (877) 800-4897
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SW)Circle K (575) 623-5650
Swimming Swim Area30+ Miles (S)Bottomless Lakes State Park/Lea Lake (575) 624-6058
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (W)Pecos River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (S)Bottomless Lakes State Park (575) 624-6058
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