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Montessa OHV Park

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

South Valley, Tijeras Arroyo, The Dig

Last Known StatusOpen

This large area has 577 acres of open riding that offers hill climbs, ATV trails and sandy washes. The main staging area offers plenty of room for parking but no shade or water so come prepared. The park is open daily year-round for day use only and camping is prohibited. All vehicle types are permitted but the park is mainly geared for ATV and dirt bike riding.

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Permit RequiredYesNM OHV Permit
Dates Opendaily dawn to dusk
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 RequiredWhip Flags Recommended For Safety
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 UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
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 CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNo
Trail BlazingPermitted
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandCity Land




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayHalf Day
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Nearest CityAlbuquerque, NM
Address3105 Los Picaros SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Albuquerque, NM
1) Take I-25 South to Exit 220
2) Turn right (west) off the exit ramp onto Rio Bravo Blvd, continue .5 miles
3) Turn left (south) on Broadway Blvd, continue 1.8 miles
4) Turn left (east) on Bobby Foster Road, continue .5 miles
5) Turn left (north) on Los Picaros Road, continue 2.3 miles
6) Park entrance is on the right (south).


Contact InfoAlbuquerque Parks And Recreation
3105 Los Picaros SE
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 768-5300
(505) 857-8650
Contact InfoNew Mexico Game And Fish
1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(888) 248-6866
(505) 476-8000
CommentOHV Permit Info


Montessa OHV Park Trail Photo

Montessa OHV Park Trail

Photo Submitted 9/28/2015 (Thanks!)

Montessa OHV Park Trail Photo

Montessa OHV Park Trail

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Montessa OHV Park Trail Photo

Montessa OHV Park Trail

Photo Submitted 4/29/2014 (Thanks!)


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Approx Size577 acres (1 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail5
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation5100 to 5200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
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 little rocks.Little
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 some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
ShadeThis city property 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 (NW)Shell (505) 877-9217
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (NW)Shell (505) 877-9217
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (SW)Isleta Lakes & RV Park (505) 244-8102
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (SW)Isleta Lakes & RV Park (505) 244-8102
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (SW)Isleta Lakes & RV Park (505) 244-8102
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (NE)Albuquerque Central KOA (505) 296-2729
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NW)Shell (505) 877-9217
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