Haystack Mountain OHV Recreation Area

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Haystack Mountain OHV Recreation Area

New Mexico

(505) 627-0272

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Overview

Perched on the rugged breaks overlooking the Pecos River, Haystack Mountain Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area offers 1,920 acres of trails to drive. 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 OHV area is designed for OHV's no wider than 50 inches, and it is ideal for motorcycles. Nationally sanctioned "Trials" events are held at the area each year. Haystack Mountain's parking lot is large enough for easy loading and unloading, and can be used as a staging area for large events. The single track trails are ideal for mountain biking as well. Visitors should also keep a lookout for rare wildlife.

The area has several picnic sites, complete with shelters, tables and grills. Toilet facilities are available but no potable water is available. Camping is allowed in pull-outs next to the sun shelters and in the large gravel parking lot used for parking and events. Disbursed camping is allowed within the entire area, but there are only OHV trails to access the interior of the area for camping.

Map of Haystack Mountain OHV Rec. Area

Latitude, Longitude: 33.368384, -104.885101

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Activities

  • Camping

    Camping is allowed in pull-outs next to the sun shelters and in the large gravel parking lot used for parking and events. Disbursed camping is allowed within the entire area, but there are only OHV trails to access the interior of the area for camping.

  • Hunting

    There are hunting opportunities in nearby areas.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    Haystack Mountain Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area offers 1,920 acres of trails to drive. 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.

Directions

Driving

West of Roswell via US 380.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(505) 627-0272

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