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Robledo Mountains OHV Trail System

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Chile Canyons OHV Trail System

Last Known StatusOpen

The Robledo Mountains OHV Area is a large area with multiple 4x4 trails in the hills and mountains just northwest of Las Cruces. The main access road is mild up to and well past the main parking area as it heads past the rock mine and into the mountains. Take a left at the fork while you are in the canyon to reach the first network of rocky and steep 4x4 trails, as well as the mountain bike trail (non-motorized vehicles only).

There are plenty more trails and diversions, mostly off to the left (south) of the main road. You might not find these trails as fun on a dirt bike or ATV, because the area is very dry and rocky, with no trees or shade.

There are no fees, but no services either, so come prepared. This trail system is more popular with 4x4 enthusiasts and the Las Cruces 4WD Club often hosts the Annual Chile Challenge here.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesNM OHV Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
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 ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
2 Cycle EnginesNo Restriction
Motocross Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresNo Restriction
Night RidingYes
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on the trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
Rule EnforcementFew/Periodic
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TERRAIN

Approx Size1,000 acres (2 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail20
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation4000 to 5000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, 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 no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has no trees.None
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis BLM land has mostly roads.Mostly
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
steep dropoffs
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

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandBLM

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SE)Pilot Travel Center/Las Cruces (575) 523-2185
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SE)Pilot Travel Center/Las Cruces (575) 523-2185
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SE)Pilot Travel Center/Las Cruces (575) 523-2185
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SW)Las Cruces KOA Campground/Las Cruces (505) 526-6555
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SW)Las Cruces KOA Campground/Las Cruces (505) 526-6555
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (SW)Las Cruces KOA Campground/Las Cruces (505) 526-6555
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SW)Albertsons/Las Cruces (505) 524-1980

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

RATINGS

Prosfree, large area
Consno services, no shade
Our RatingRatingFair
Recommended StayFull Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityLas Cruces, NM
AddressRocky Acres Trail, Las Cruces, NM 88007
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Street Map
Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Las Cruces, NM
1) Take I-10 Bus to intersection for Shalem Coloney Trail
2) Turn north on Shalem Coloney Trail, continue 4.9 miles
3) Turn left (west) on Rocky Acres Trail, continue .1 miles
4) Look for wide dirt road on the left, turn here
5) Continue .4 miles, look for large staging area on the left.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Las Cruces District Office
1800 Marquess Street
Las Cruces, NM 88005-3370
(575) 525-4300
mbriske@blm.gov
www.blm.gov
Contact InfoLas Cruces Four Wheel Drive Club
P.O. Box 1344
Las Cruces, NM 88004
www.lascrucesfourwheeldriveclub.com
Contact InfoNew Mexico Game And Fish
1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(888) 248-6866
(505) 476-8000
ispa@state.nm.us
www.wildlife.state.nm.us
CommentOHV Permit Info

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Robledo Mountains Trail Photo

Robledo Mountains OHV Trail System

Robledo Mountains Trail Photo

Scenery at Robledo Mountains OHV Trail System

Looking down the hill at Las Cruces.

Robledo Mountains Trail Photo

Scenic view at Robledo Mountains OHV Trail System

Robledo Mountains Trail Photo

Scenery from Robledo Mountains OHV Trail System

This place has some great views of Las Cruces.

Robledo Mountains Trail Photo

OHV at Robledo Mountains OHV Trail System

You can see the staging area below.

Robledo Mountains Trail Photo

Some terrain at Robledo Mountains OHV Trail System

Robledo Mountains Trail Photo

Scenic view at Robledo Mountains OHV Trail System

Robledo Mountains Trail Photo

Scenery from Robledo Mountains OHV Trail System

Robledo Mountains Trail Photo

Robledo Mountains OHV Trail System

A view of the mountains from the main road.

Robledo Mountains Trail Photo

Scenery at Robledo Mountains OHV Trail System

Robledo Mountains Trail Photo

Terrain example at Robledo Mountains OHV Trail System

Robledo Mountains Trail Photo

Scenic view of Robledo Mountains OHV Trail System

Robledo Mountains Trail Photo

Robledo Mountains OHV Trail System

A typical sand wash.

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