New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route

NMBDR route

If you grew up watching westerns on TV, the landscapes on the New Mexico BDR will bring back memories. It’s true Wild West with the history to prove it.

You’ll ride through areas where the notorious outlaw ‘Billy the Kid’ made history by eluding authorities and see the land the same way he did because not much has changed in many of these places. Wild horses, landscapes that roll on forever and the tiniest of towns highlight this route.

Beginning in Dell City, TX you’ll enjoy the Guadalupe Rim views on your way to the high-elevation historic town of Cloudcroft. Hot springs, and lakeside camping can be found on your way into the mountains of the Gila National Forest and you’ll even be a stone’s throw from AZ before heading back to the north east toward Colorado. Highlights include Chloride Canyon, long stretches between towns and endless dispersed camping options. The last section north of Abiquiu winds through high mountains with open meadows with groves of aspen trees and is as beautiful as it gets.

Best time of year: Late May/June and September/October. July and August are monsoon season with extremely high temperatures and not recommended.


The NMBDR is presented by Sandia BMW Motorcycles, with additional support from Santa Fe BMW Motorcycles.


Additional Route Information

In addition to the Interactive NMBDR Map on the right, SheADV.com hosts an interactive BDR Map that shows current weather conditions, estimated snow levels, and forest fires for all BDR's.

See below for route updates, visit the BDR Facebook, Instagram, or the NMBDR Thread on ADVrider.com, where you and other riders can post experiences, photos, and road condition reports.


Route Updates

May 31, 2017 - he route is in good shape. Lots of fresh grading and gravel applications. Snow is finally passable up north, as of this last week, and the river on the north end is now low enough to get through. We stayed in hotels each night."

May 31, 2017 -  Section 7 is now open.

May 23, 2017 -  Antonito has no gas.   

May 22, 2017 - Section 7 is closed because of snow.  

June 16, 2016 - Alternate expert section in Section 7 from Abiquiu to El Rito is now open.  

May 4, 2016 - Road Closure Section 7


NMBDR Discovery Points

While riding the NMBDR, we recommend visiting some (or all) of these places, selected for their natural beauty, photo opportunities, historical significance, or pure pleasure of discovery! (These waypoints are included in the NMBDR GPS tracks available for a free download on this page).  Send us your photos from these discovery points to share with the BDR community. 

(Listing South to North) 

Dell City TX - Food, Gas, Lodging: 31.938805 -105.201222, on the route.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park: 31.894318 -104.82175, side trip.
Dog Canyon Campground: 31.994474 -104.833408, side trip.
Carlsbad Caverns: 32.129324 -104.646345, side trip.
Queen - Food & Gas: 32.193421 -104.739851, side trip.
Sitting Bull Falls: 32.24553 -104.697038, side trip.
Guadalupe Rim: 32.476239 -105.122746, on the route.
Weed - Food & Gas: 32.802593 -105.517049, on the route.
Apache Point Stellar Observatory: 32.780205 -105.819745, side trip.
Sunspot: 32.790574 -105.815486, side trip.
Sacramento Peak Solar Observatory: 32.787259 -105.819958, side trip.
West Side Road: 32.844954 -105.831814, on the route.
Alamogordo - Food, Gas, Lodging: 32.899751 -105.960326, side trip.
White Sands National Monument: 32.779349 -106.172126, side trip.
High Rolls - Food & Gas: 32.951013 -105.835973, on the route.
Cloudcroft - Food, Gas, Lodging: 32.957531 -105.742796, side trip.
Ruidoso Downs: 33.332804 -105.608522, side trip.
Ski Apache: 33.397275 -105.788207, side trip.
Bonito Lake: 33.456014 -105.730765, side trip.
Fort Stanton: 33.493913 -105.525766, side trip.
Monjeau Lookout: 33.43087 -105.731546, side trip.
Capitan - Food, Gas, Lodging: 33.545563 -105.572947, side trip.
Carrizozo - Food, Gas, Lodging: 33.641786 -105.877786, on the route.
San Antonio - Food & Lodging: 33.917861 -106.867485, side trip.
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge: 33.804842 -106.890952, side trip.
Truth or Consequences - Food, Gas, Lodging: 33.130042 -107.253207, on the route.
Elephant Butte - Food, Gas, Lodging: 33.188709 -107.222706, on the route.
Geronimo Trail National Scenic Byway: 33.383429 -107.606567, on the route.
Winston - Gas: 33.346576 -107.648202, on the route.
Chloride Ghost Town: 33.338541 -107.677765, on the route.
Chloride Canyon: 33.337611 -107.693812, on the route.
Beaverhead Workstation: 33.423887 -108.111485, on the route.
San Francisco Plaza: 33.693578 -108.766413, on the route.
Reserve - Food, Gas, Lodging: 33.713276 -108.757861, on the route.
Bill Knight Gap: 33.936498 -108.90753, on the route.
Fence Lake: 34.653459 -108.677622, on the route.
Pie Town - Food: 34.298381 -108.134792, side trip.
El Morro National Monument: 35.038357 -108.348689, on the route.
Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano: 34.993242 -108.080516, side trip.
Oso Ridge Lookout: 35.0383 -108.116616, side trip.
Grants - Food, Gas, Lodging: 35.150437 -107.849592, on the route.
Mount Taylor: 35.246569 -107.600611, side trip.
La Mosca Lookout: 35.251545 -107.596295, side trip.
Views of Cabezon Peak: 35.6355 -107.13224, on the route.
Cuba - Food, Gas, Lodging: 36.022144 -106.958601, on the route.
Teakettle Rock: 36.047472 -106.688781, on the route.
Abiquiu Reservoir: 36.252616 -106.430402, on the route.
Ghost Ranch: 36.313743 -106.481842, side trip.
Abiquiu - Food, Gas, Lodging: 36.207264 -106.318692, on the route.
El Rito - Food: 36.343483 -106.189045, on the route.
Vallecitos: 36.494806 -106.117025, on the route.
Views of San Antonio Mountain: 36.851813 -106.098793, on the route.
Lagunitas Campground: 36.885675 -106.32021, side trip.
Colorado-New Mexico Border: 36.994137 -106.220745, on the route.
Antonito, CO: 37.079072 -106.008832, on the route.

 

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Dell City TX - Food, Gas, Lodging: 31.938805 -105.201222, on the route.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park: 31.894318 -104.82175, side trip.
Dog Canyon Campground: 31.994474 -104.833408, side trip.
Carlsbad Caverns: 32.129324 -104.646345, side trip.
Queen - Food & Gas: 32.193421 -104.739851, side trip.
Sitting Bull Falls: 32.24553 -104.697038, side trip.
Guadalupe Rim: 32.476239 -105.122746, on the route.
Weed - Food & Gas: 32.802593 -105.517049, on the route.
Apache Point Stellar Observatory: 32.780205 -105.819745, side trip.
Sunspot: 32.790574 -105.815486, side trip.
Sacramento Peak Solar Observatory: 32.787259 -105.819958, side trip.
West Side Road: 32.844954 -105.831814, on the route.
Alamogordo - Food, Gas, Lodging: 32.899751 -105.960326, side trip.
White Sands National Monument: 32.779349 -106.172126, side trip.
High Rolls - Food & Gas: 32.951013 -105.835973, on the route.
Cloudcroft - Food, Gas, Lodging: 32.957531 -105.742796, side trip.
Ruidoso Downs: 33.332804 -105.608522, side trip.
Ski Apache: 33.397275 -105.788207, side trip.
Bonito Lake: 33.456014 -105.730765, side trip.
Fort Stanton: 33.493913 -105.525766, side trip.
Monjeau Lookout: 33.43087 -105.731546, side trip.
Capitan - Food, Gas, Lodging: 33.545563 -105.572947, side trip.
Carrizozo - Food, Gas, Lodging: 33.641786 -105.877786, on the route.
San Antonio - Food & Lodging: 33.917861 -106.867485, side trip.
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge: 33.804842 -106.890952, side trip.
Truth or Consequences - Food, Gas, Lodging: 33.130042 -107.253207, on the route.
Elephant Butte - Food, Gas, Lodging: 33.188709 -107.222706, on the route.
Geronimo Trail National Scenic Byway: 33.383429 -107.606567, on the route.
Winston - Gas: 33.346576 -107.648202, on the route.
Chloride Ghost Town: 33.338541 -107.677765, on the route.
Chloride Canyon: 33.337611 -107.693812, on the route.
Beaverhead Workstation: 33.423887 -108.111485, on the route.
San Francisco Plaza: 33.693578 -108.766413, on the route.
Reserve - Food, Gas, Lodging: 33.713276 -108.757861, on the route.
Bill Knight Gap: 33.936498 -108.90753, on the route.
Fence Lake: 34.653459 -108.677622, on the route.
Pie Town - Food: 34.298381 -108.134792, side trip.
El Morro National Monument: 35.038357 -108.348689, on the route.
Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano: 34.993242 -108.080516, side trip.
Oso Ridge Lookout: 35.0383 -108.116616, side trip.
Grants - Food, Gas, Lodging: 35.150437 -107.849592, on the route.
Mount Taylor: 35.246569 -107.600611, side trip.
La Mosca Lookout: 35.251545 -107.596295, side trip.
Views of Cabezon Peak: 35.6355 -107.13224, on the route.
Cuba - Food, Gas, Lodging: 36.022144 -106.958601, on the route.
Teakettle Rock: 36.047472 -106.688781, on the route.
Abiquiu Reservoir: 36.252616 -106.430402, on the route.
Ghost Ranch: 36.313743 -106.481842, side trip.
Abiquiu - Food, Gas, Lodging: 36.207264 -106.318692, on the route.
El Rito - Food: 36.343483 -106.189045, on the route.
Vallecitos: 36.494806 -106.117025, on the route.
Views of San Antonio Mountain: 36.851813 -106.098793, on the route.
Lagunitas Campground: 36.885675 -106.32021, side trip.
Colorado-New Mexico Border: 36.994137 -106.220745, on the route.
Antonito, CO: 37.079072 -106.008832, on the route.

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EL Farolito (El Rito, NM)

Cafe Abiquiu (Abiquiu, NM)

Bode's General Store (Abiquiu, NM)

EL Bruno's Restaurant & Cantina (Cuba, NM)

EL Cafecito (Grants, NM)

12th Street Coffee (Carrizozo, NM)

Ella's Cafe (Reserve, NM)

Can't Stop Smokin BBQ (Ruidosa, NM)

Antonito, CO (NMBDR)

Colorado-New Mexico Border (NMBDR)

Lagunitas Campground (NMBDR)

side trip.

Views of San Antonio Mountain (NMBDR)

Vallecitos (NMBDR)

El Rito - Food (NMBDR)

Abiquiu - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

Ghost Ranch (NMBDR)

Ghost Ranch is a 21,000-acre education and retreat center located near the small town of Abiquiu. Visitors enjoy hiking trails, museums, a café and gift shop, library, overnight accommodations and camping. Ghost Ranch is renowned for the landscapes made famous by painter Georgia O’Keeffe.

Abiquiu Reservoir (NMBDR)

Teakettle Rock (NMBDR)

Cuba - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

Views of Cabezon Peak (NMBDR)

on the route.

La Mosca Lookout (NMBDR)

side trip.

Mount Taylor (NMBDR)

Its approximately a 700 ft elevation hike to the summit of Mt Taylor from the Water Canyon Trailhead.

Grants - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

Oso Ridge Lookout (NMBDR)

side trip.

Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano (NMBDR)

The Ice cave and Bandera Volcano are a privately owned attraction in the El Malpais National Monument. A fee is required to access the trails.

El Morro National Monument (NMBDR)

Pie Town - Food (NMBDR)

side trip.

Fence Lake (NMBDR)

Bill Knight Gap (NMBDR)

Reserve - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

San Francisco Plaza (NMBDR)

Beaverhead Workstation (NMBDR)

Chloride Canyon (NMBDR)

Chloride Canyon has a fun twisty road that passes by many different mines and petroglyph sites.

Chloride Ghost Town (NMBDR)

Winston - Gas (NMBDR)

Last gas available until Reserve, about 130 miles of very remote country.

Geronimo Trail National Scenic Byway (NMBDR)

Elephant Butte - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

Truth or Consequences - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (NMBDR)

side trip.

San Antonio - Food & Lodging (NMBDR)

side trip.

Carrizozo - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

Capitan - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

A small town famous for Smokey Bear. Smokey Bear was a bear found with burnt paws in the aftermath of the Capitan Gap Wildfire that became a symbol for forest fire prevention.

Monjeau Lookout (NMBDR)

Near Ruidoso. Side trip, worth it if a person has time.

Fort Stanton (NMBDR)

side trip.

Bonito Lake (NMBDR)

side trip.

Ski Apache (NMBDR)

One of the most scenic roads in New Mexico. Spectacular to ride.

Ruidoso Downs (NMBDR)

side trip.

Cloudcroft - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

The Lodge. Rebecca the Ghost.

High Rolls - Food & Gas (NMBDR)

Home of the famous Apple Barn.

White Sands National Monument (NMBDR)

side trip.

Alamogordo - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

side trip.

West Side Road (NMBDR)

Dirt route along the western facing Sacramento Mountains, great views of Alamogordo and White Sands.

Sacramento Peak Solar Observatory (NMBDR)

side trip.

Sunspot (NMBDR)

side trip.

Apache Point Stellar Observatory (NMBDR)

Another great viewpoint, overlooking White Sands.

Weed - Food & Gas (NMBDR)

First place on the route to get gas, after Dell City. Weed just has a small convenience store.

Guadalupe Rim (NMBDR)

The Guadalupe Rim runs north-south and has excellent views west from the edge. The NMBDR gets close to the edge in the south and again in the north. Stop when you can to take in the views.

Sitting Bull Falls (NMBDR)

A long side trip to a waterfall and a day-use facility with water, restrooms, and pavillions. Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area is open from 8:30 am to 5 pm daily and costs $5 fee to enter.

Queen - Food & Gas (NMBDR)

Gas and store open sometimes.

Carlsbad Caverns (NMBDR)

side trip.

Dog Canyon Campground (NMBDR)

Dog Canyon Campground, a part of Guadalupe Mountains National Park is 20 miles southwest at the end of NM Highway 137. A good place to officially start the ride.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park (NMBDR)

side trip.

Dell City TX - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

Starting Gas stop. Some lodging through AirBnB.

EL Farolito (El Rito, NM)

Cafe Abiquiu (Abiquiu, NM)

Bode's General Store (Abiquiu, NM)

EL Bruno's Restaurant & Cantina (Cuba, NM)

EL Cafecito (Grants, NM)

12th Street Coffee (Carrizozo, NM)

Ella's Cafe (Reserve, NM)

Can't Stop Smokin BBQ (Ruidosa, NM)

Antonito, CO (NMBDR)

Colorado-New Mexico Border (NMBDR)

Lagunitas Campground (NMBDR)

side trip.

Views of San Antonio Mountain (NMBDR)

Vallecitos (NMBDR)

El Rito - Food (NMBDR)

Abiquiu - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

Ghost Ranch (NMBDR)

Ghost Ranch is a 21,000-acre education and retreat center located near the small town of Abiquiu. Visitors enjoy hiking trails, museums, a café and gift shop, library, overnight accommodations and camping. Ghost Ranch is renowned for the landscapes made famous by painter Georgia O’Keeffe.

Abiquiu Reservoir (NMBDR)

Teakettle Rock (NMBDR)

Cuba - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

Views of Cabezon Peak (NMBDR)

on the route.

La Mosca Lookout (NMBDR)

side trip.

Mount Taylor (NMBDR)

Its approximately a 700 ft elevation hike to the summit of Mt Taylor from the Water Canyon Trailhead.

Grants - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

Oso Ridge Lookout (NMBDR)

side trip.

Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano (NMBDR)

The Ice cave and Bandera Volcano are a privately owned attraction in the El Malpais National Monument. A fee is required to access the trails.

El Morro National Monument (NMBDR)

Pie Town - Food (NMBDR)

side trip.

Fence Lake (NMBDR)

Bill Knight Gap (NMBDR)

Reserve - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

San Francisco Plaza (NMBDR)

Beaverhead Workstation (NMBDR)

Chloride Canyon (NMBDR)

Chloride Canyon has a fun twisty road that passes by many different mines and petroglyph sites.

Chloride Ghost Town (NMBDR)

Winston - Gas (NMBDR)

Last gas available until Reserve, about 130 miles of very remote country.

Geronimo Trail National Scenic Byway (NMBDR)

Elephant Butte - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

Truth or Consequences - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (NMBDR)

side trip.

San Antonio - Food & Lodging (NMBDR)

side trip.

Carrizozo - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

Capitan - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

A small town famous for Smokey Bear. Smokey Bear was a bear found with burnt paws in the aftermath of the Capitan Gap Wildfire that became a symbol for forest fire prevention.

Monjeau Lookout (NMBDR)

Near Ruidoso. Side trip, worth it if a person has time.

Fort Stanton (NMBDR)

side trip.

Bonito Lake (NMBDR)

side trip.

Ski Apache (NMBDR)

One of the most scenic roads in New Mexico. Spectacular to ride.

Ruidoso Downs (NMBDR)

side trip.

Cloudcroft - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

The Lodge. Rebecca the Ghost.

High Rolls - Food & Gas (NMBDR)

Home of the famous Apple Barn.

White Sands National Monument (NMBDR)

side trip.

Alamogordo - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

side trip.

West Side Road (NMBDR)

Dirt route along the western facing Sacramento Mountains, great views of Alamogordo and White Sands.

Sacramento Peak Solar Observatory (NMBDR)

side trip.

Sunspot (NMBDR)

side trip.

Apache Point Stellar Observatory (NMBDR)

Another great viewpoint, overlooking White Sands.

Weed - Food & Gas (NMBDR)

First place on the route to get gas, after Dell City. Weed just has a small convenience store.

Guadalupe Rim (NMBDR)

The Guadalupe Rim runs north-south and has excellent views west from the edge. The NMBDR gets close to the edge in the south and again in the north. Stop when you can to take in the views.

Sitting Bull Falls (NMBDR)

A long side trip to a waterfall and a day-use facility with water, restrooms, and pavillions. Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area is open from 8:30 am to 5 pm daily and costs $5 fee to enter.

Queen - Food & Gas (NMBDR)

Gas and store open sometimes.

Carlsbad Caverns (NMBDR)

side trip.

Dog Canyon Campground (NMBDR)

Dog Canyon Campground, a part of Guadalupe Mountains National Park is 20 miles southwest at the end of NM Highway 137. A good place to officially start the ride.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park (NMBDR)

side trip.

Dell City TX - Food, Gas, Lodging (NMBDR)

Starting Gas stop. Some lodging through AirBnB.

NM1 Dell City to Ruidoso

The southern starting point of Section 1 of the NMBDR riding kicks off in Dell City, TX, a small farming community just across the border. The landscape here may be nothing to write home about, but hang in there, the Land of Enchantment awaits! Make sure to top off your fuel tank before leaving town, it will be a long time before you hit the next service station. Head north out of Dell City and you’ll end up at the foothills of the Guadalupe Rim, which is flanked by the Guadalupe Mountains to the northeast. Savor the warm weather while you can, before you know it you’ll be ascending 5,000 feet onto the rim itself by way of a short segment of incredible tarmac. Absorb the majestic scenery at the top of the Crow Flats Valley you just rode through, as well as the Brokeoff Mountains to the west. Fuel up again in Weed and point your cycle west through the Sacramento Mountains. Lovely primitive campsites dot the way throughout the entire route. Heads up: these roads may be impassable when they’re wet. Soon you’ll spy White Sands National Monument in the distance while traveling on West Side Road. The high country town of Cloudcroft happens to be one of the most iconic towns in all of New Mexico. We recommend spending a few hours here to fully soak in the charm. Enjoy award-winning apple pie at the legendary Apple Barn prior to embarking on Section 2 of the NMBDR.

NM2 Ruidoso to T or C

Section 2 begins with a series of rock-based, yet flowy mountain roads. You’ll twist and turn through high-elevation deciduous forest and across numerous slow-moving streams en route to Ruidoso, an engaging mountain hamlet. The route continues north of town on its timbered trek before dropping into the Tularosa Valley and onward to the town of Carrizozo. If you’ve been experiencing bike issues, the ‘Carrizozo Bike Shop’ has an extensive knowledge of European and other metric-spec bikes. Not long after a short jaunt on US Highway 380, the pavement changes to dirt and begins to turn north by way of a spectacular double-track. Take it ALL in, this is New Mexico at it’s finest! Please note: there are private ranches in the area, a safe and respectful speed is imperative to avoid losing the privilege of riding such a remarkable section. Regain the highway about 35 miles down the road and head west and then south toward the White Sands Missile Range. This lengthy, quite sandy passage is appropriately named ‘Jornada del Muerto’ (Route of the Deadman) as there are no amenities for the next 105 miles!

NM3 T or C to Reserve

Launch this section in Truth or Consequences, a town that got its moniker from a popular 1950’s game show. Don’t miss out on the many thermal pools that T or C offers – it’s the best way to soak away the aches and pains from a long day in the saddle! The route moves north along the banks of Elephant Butte Lake, which boasts some of the most spectacular camping along the entire NMBDR. After bisecting I-25, the road climbs up and into the Sierra Cuchillo foothills of the Black Range and on toward Wilson. Stock up on fuel and supplies at the General Store and get ready for Chloride Canyon, a protracted technical section (you’ll cross Chloride Creek over 100 times in this section), before riding up and over the divide to Reserve. This is arguably the most remote part of the NMBDR: if you aren’t a confident and skilled rider, we recommend skirting this section and hitting the pavement for 30 miles instead of riding the dirt. The following 100 miles escorts riders through high-elevation woodland, breathtaking scenery, and fast, rhythmic double-track. Pristine freshwater lakes accent the entire journey, pick a pool and take a quick, invigorating dip to clear your head for the rest of the trip.

NM4 Reserve to Fence Lake

As is common along the NMBDR, gas stations are sparse, so don’t forget to top off while in Reserve – the small service station in Luna is often closed. This route parallels Arizona, all it takes is a quick ride 500 feet down a fork to hit the state line. You’ll pass scads of Piñon and Juniper and catch glimpses of ancient cliff dwellings high along the cliffs. By and by, the track drops down into a high desert and then heads due north to US Highway 60 and the Zuni Reservation. An overlook near the Zuni Salt Lake showcases just how desolate and otherworldly this area truly is. There’s a wild and terrible beauty in western New Mexico unlike any other state in the Union.

NM5 Fence Lake to Grants

Viable camping spots are scarce along this leg of the NMBDR. Any camping here must be viewed as a privilege and access is granted solely by the residents of the reservation. However, easily accessible camping is found just south of Grants inside the Cibola National Forest farther down the road. Wide open spaces and unobscured vistas ultimately give way to hilly canyon terrain by the time the small depot known as Candy Kitchen comes into view. Consider a visit to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, across the street from the General Store, and where roughly 90 wolves are housed at any given time. It’s a fascinating learning experience and a donation will be much appreciated. Low on fuel? Hop off the road for a short 6 mile side-trip to the tiny community of Pinehill, where the only services are located until the town of Grants.

NM6 Grants to Cuba

Plan ahead for this 121 mile ride, an extremely remote and challenging journey: top sand-riding skills are a must, as the sand is plentiful and occasionally deep. The road snakes along the foothills of the San Mateo Mountains, offering endless views of sandstone towers and monoliths carved by wind and water since time immemorial. Primitive camping abounds, so you’ll be able to enjoy your time even more on this stretch of the Wild West that points north.

NM7 Cuba to END

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(This packing list serves as an example and is not intended to be a complete list for your backcountry riding needs. Feel free to customize this list to work for you.)

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