The Elephant Rock OHV Trail Network appears on the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for the Questa Ranger District of the Carson National Forest and is recognized is a very unique legal, ‘Motorcycle Only’ use area. The volunteers from NMOHVA will be the stewards of the land and donate their time to annual maintenance of the area.
This re-opened trail network is expected to become a driver for motorcycle tourism in New Mexico by providing motorcyclists traveling the NMBDR or Continental Divide with an optional one-day diversion that is substantially off pavement.
With OHV tourism on the rise in New Mexico, and the outdoor season being longer than that of the neighboring state Colorado, the potential of motorcycle-recreation-based economic development is high. The BDR sees the potential to make a positive impact on the economy in this area and is working to get the word out to the ADV community about this new riding opportunity.
The final stage of the project will be completed by the end of 2020. The BDR
has pledged additional funds to develop marketing and promotional materials that will incorporate core BDR safety messages, like Ride Right and Ride Respectfully.