Located approximately 20 miles south of Alamogordo on the west side of HWY 54 you will find Red Sands. The landscape within the Red Sands Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area is primarily mesquite coppice dunes that range from one meter to several meters in height. There are over 100 miles of trails that have been developed by users. Although the trails are utilized during organized motorcycle races, other users are allowed to drive cross country if they wish. Currently, there is one major race per year that the BLM authorizes through a Special Recreation Permit, usually held in February, the Tarantula 100. Primitive camping is also allowed throughout the recreation area.
Bureau of Land Management 575-525-4300
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