Popular Jeep Trails in Red River NM

Posted on June 27, 2016

A drive down Red River's Main Street provides a very apparent view of the town's history, which was once-upon-a-time a bustling boomtown. However, to understand why Red River became known as the "mountain playground" you really have to go off road.

The surrounding Sangre De Cristo Mountains offers some truly beautiful scenery in addition to its unique history and folklore, which is why hundreds of miles of roads and trails have been blazed throughout. Jeeps, ATV's, and UTV's have no trouble taking on these backroads and make for awesome exploration.

You have two options for setting out on this kind of adventure: renting a vehicle and driving yourself, or taking a guided tour. Renting a vehicle gives you the ease of going at your own pace. Guided tours range from 2 to 6 hours depending on destination and provide knowledgeable drivers who deliver local tales, stories and insights along the way. Some popular attractions you'll have access to whichever way you choose to adventure are:

Popular Trails

Greenie Peak – The tallest peak accessible by motorized vehicle

Goose Lake – One of the more rugged, rocky trails with beautiful views access to the lake

Old Red River Pass – Breathtaking views of Red River Upper Valley, Wheeler Peak and Gold Hill

Pioneer Canyon – Discover remnants of gold and silver mines

Cabresto Canyon – Provides access to an old Spanish mine and the remains of gold mining camp

Attractions and Sites

Gold mines

Ghost towns

Old settlers' camps

Views of Red River Ski Area

Aspen groves

Streams and lakes


Wildlife – Bear, elk, hummingbirds and more

To book a guided tour or rent an off-road vehicle, just contact Sitzmark Sports during or prior to you visit to Red River. We will get you set up with the right tour guide or rental to accommodate your group.