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Haystack Mountain Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area (BLM)
22 miles northeast of Roswell, NM just off US 70. Roswell
SouthEast
575-627-0272

22 miles northeast of Roswell, just off of U.S. 70, Haystack Mountain Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area offers 1,920 acres of trails to ride. This area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. From novices to experts, on bare rock and sandy washes, OHV enthusiasts can find terrain to fit their skill level. The terrain is extremely rugged, including such varied features as deep gullies with difficult hill climbs in and out of a scenic sandstone escarpment. The fees include $3/individual, $3/vehicle (2 or more people), and $15/bus (over 15 people). The OHV area is designed for OHV’s no wider than 50 inches, and it is ideal for motorcycles. The parking lot is large enough for easy loading/unloading and can be used as a staging area for large events. The single track trails are ideal for mountain biking as well. Other than OHV use and motorcycle riding, visitors can also enjoy mountain biking, and nature and wildlife viewing. Camping is allowed in pull outs next to the sun shelters and in the large gravel parking lot. Dispersed camping is allowed within the entire area, but there are only OHV trails to access the interior of the area for camping. The area has several picnic sites, complete with shelters, tables, and grills. Toilet facilities are available but no potable water is available.