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Glade Run Recreation Area

Friday, April 28, 2023

Other Names

Chokecherry Canyon, Farmington Field Office, Brown Spring, Brown Springs Campground

Last Known StatusOpen

This large area provides a wide variety of terrain that ranges from steep hill climbs, rugged and rocky 4x4 trails, sand washes and play areas.

The southern entrance is located off of Glade Road and is a designated open area for all OHVs while the northern staging areas provides access to over forty miles of desert trails that is open to dirt bikes, horseback and mountain bike riding.

The area is open year-round but may temporarily close during special events. There is no shade or water so bring your own.

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Permit RequiredYesNM OHV Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYesResidents of any state without an OHV registration program must purchase a Nonresident OHV Use Permit. (AL, AK, FL, GA, HI, IL, KS, KY, MS, NE, NC, OK, SC, SD, TN, VA, WV)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome Areas
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSSome Areas
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Some Areas
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areas
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areaspermitted at Brown Springs Campground
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingYes
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityFarmington, NM
AddressGlade Road, Farmington, NM 87401
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Farmington, NM
1) Take US-550 North about 5 miles
2) Turn left (west) on Pinion Hills Blvd, continue 4.1 miles
3) Turn right (north) on Glade Road, continue about 1.5 miles toward staging area.


Contact InfoBLM - Farmington Field Office
6251 College Boulevard Suite #A
Farmington, NM 87402
(505) 564-7600
(800) 842-3127
Contact InfoNew Mexico Game And Fish
1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(888) 248-6866
(505) 476-8000
CommentOHV Permit Info



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Approx Size19,000 acres (30 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail42
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation5700 to 6000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
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
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis BLM land has no roads.None
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
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 little expert terrain.Little


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SE)7-11 (505) 325-5594
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SE)7-11 (505) 325-5594
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (S)Sundowner Mobile Home and RV Park (505) 327-1671
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (S)Sundowner Mobile Home and RV Park (505) 327-1671
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (S)Sundowner Mobile Home and RV Park (505) 327-1671
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteBrown Springs Campground (505) 564-7600
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SE)7-11 (505) 325-5594
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