The Best Jeeping Trails In New Mexico

Ah, The Land of Enchantment.

New Mexico is full of compelling and natural outdoor activities throughout a diverse terrain the likes of which isn’t seen anywhere else in the United States. New Mexico’s offerings include everything from the vast Rocky Mountains to the phenomenal Carlsbad Caverns to even an expansive desert. This southwestern gem truly has something for everyone.

And if you happen to be a Jeepster, well then it’s certainly a great place for you. New Mexico’s unique landscape lends itself to some of the more intriguing Jeep trails in the country, and they’re all waiting to be conquered by you! Since it’s still summer, you’ll probably want a tool for easy Jeep hardtop removal.

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Keep reading to see where you should take your Jeep in the Land of Enchantment.

The Rules And Regulations

Whether you’re a native or a first-time visitor, it’s important you first know the state’s rules and regulations when it comes to off-roading before hitting those great New Mexican trails.

First, you need to make sure your off-road vehicle is properly registered to operate on public lands. If you have a Jeep you use everyday, this shouldn’t be a problem.

Second, you need to make sure everyone is properly secured with safety equipment, whether it’s simply a seatbelt, or a car seat for your tiny companions.

Next, remember to practice proper etiquette and stay on the roads and trails at all times.

Remember, however, that this is merely a watered down version to help you prepare for your excursion. In order to stay fully compliant, you must contact the proper authorities for updated laws, regulations, and statutes when it comes to off-roading in New Mexico.

If you need help, the New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance can help point you in the right direction.

Red River

Located in New Mexico’s high country, Red River offers a whole lot of off-roading and recreation options throughout the year. Whether you want a more basic trail or an advanced off-roading experience, Red River’s terrain can help you find the adventure and memories that will last a lifetime. The signature Jeep destination in the Red River area is Greenie Peak in Carson National Forest, which is packed with beautiful scenery and ends atop the mountain (elevation of over 11,000). This is a simple trail great for family outings in the Jeep.

New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route

One of the more notorious excursions through New Mexico takes you through the Land of Enchantment from top to bottom – literally.

This extensive route takes you from Dell City, Texas, where you’ll see great high elevation views from the Guadalupe Rim, all the way through the mountains of the Gila National Forest, Chloride Canyon, and more, until you reach the very top of New Medico. You’ll pass through small towns, historic sites made famous by Billy the Kid, and a whole lot more on this statewide journey. Learn more about Jeeping through the NMBDR here.

Las Cruces

The southwest corner of this southwest gem, Las Cruces features a vast trail system great for intermediate and advanced Jeepers alike. Explore the rocky trails throughout the Chile Canyons and see points like the Grease Pit Bypass, Presidential Staircase, Habanero Falls, and more.

Take Your Top Off

Whether you’re hitting these or other trails in New Mexico, you need to have the most essential Jeep hardtop removal tool in your arsenal. The TopLift Pro allows you to easily remove your Jeep’s shell so that you can experience New Mexico’s trails like they were intended.

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