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Big Burro Mountains

Friday, April 28, 2023

Other Names

Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District, California Gulch

Last Known StatusOpen

This part of the Gila National Forest offers many miles of ATV trails that range from easy to difficult with a few expert sections and gravel forest service roads to explore. The area offers a good variety of scenery that consists of rugged mountain forests to high desert vegetation.

The Burro Mountain Homestead offers RV hookups, RV and cabin rentals plus direct trail access. Call for current rates and availability.

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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. (AK, AL, FL, GA, HI, IL, KS, KY, MS, NC, NE, 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 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 Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on designated trails
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest


Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
CommentCall Burro Mountain Homestead at (575) 538-2149 for current rates.


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)


Nearest CitySilver City, NM
AddressHomestead Road, Silver City, NM 88061
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Silver City, NM
1) Take Hwy 90 South about 10 miles
2) Turn right (west) onto Tyrone Road, continue 5.8 miles
3) Turn left (south) onto Burrow Mountain Road, continue .6 miles
4) Turn left onto Homestead Road, follow toward campground entrance.


Contact InfoGila National Forest - Silver City Ranger District
3005 E. Camino Del Bosque
Silver City, NM 88061
(575) 388-8201
Contact InfoNew Mexico Game And Fish
1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 476-8000
(888) 248-6866
CommentOHV Permit Info
Contact InfoBurro Mountain Homestead
665 Tyrone Road
Silver City, NM 88061
(575) 538-2149



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Miles Of Trail500
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation6400 to 7000 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 some sandy areas.Some
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 some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has many steep hills.Many
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 few berms.Few
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has some roads.Some
ShadeThis national forest has some shaded areas.Some
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 Gasoline5-20 Miles (NE)Chevron (575) 388-1183
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NE)Chevron (575) 388-1183
Potable Water WaterOn SiteBurro Mountain Homestead (575) 538-2149
RV Hookups RV HookupOn SiteBurro Mountain Homestead (575) 538-2149
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn SiteBurro Mountain Homestead (575) 538-2149
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteBurro Mountain Homestead (575) 538-2149
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NE)Chevron (575) 388-1183
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