Red River caters to snowmobilers by providing miles of groomed trails all the way up Sawmill Canyon to the 11,249-foot Greenie Peak. The Valle Vidal is a 100,000-acre wildlife tract with a 50-mile loop from Sawmill Canyon. The Upper Red River Valley is another favorite haunt where snowmobilers like to take the switch-backed road leading to Middle Fork Lake.

The state of New Mexico requires a day use permit for all OHVs/snowmobiles. Save time by purchasing your permit in advance with the online licensing system. You will need to create a new account, then you are given the option to purchase your ATV permit. IMPORTANT: Add all of your vehicles to the permit application before you click “review application.” This will save you the $4.95 processing fee for each of your vehicles. Once you have completed the online purchase you will receive an email confirmation. Print out your confirmation, which will serve as your temporary permit.

Looking for a unique way to see the mountains in the winter without taking a snowmobile? Try a guided snow-cat UTV tour from Red River Offroad.

Click here for more information on the snowmobiling trails in the Questa Ranger District of Carson National Forest.


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  • Snowmobiling at Bobcat Pass

Snowmobiling & OHV

  • Bobcat Pass Wilderness Adventures

    Bobcat Pass Wilderness Adventures

    Cowboy Evening, Horseback Rides, ATV Tours, Snowmobile Tours

    1670 HWY 38 and 212 W. Main St.
    PO Box 454
    Red River , NM 87558
    (575) 754-2769
  • Red River Offroad

    Red River Offroad

    For the Ultimate Red River Adventure take a guided off-road Jeep tour through the scenic mountains of Red River. Our open air Jeeps will take you and your family to some of the many abandoned gold mines and ghost towns that make Red River so unique. So sit back, relax and enjoy as our guides traverse the mountain roads on a journey to some of the most pristine views in Red River. Skip rocks on one of the secluded lakes or let the kids pan for gold in one of the mountain streams but whatever you do, don't forget your camera!

    500 E Main Street
    Red River , NM 87558
    (575) 754-6335
  • Red River Sled Shed

    Red River Sled Shed

    Providing quality snowmobile tours in the Carson National Forest or Red River, NM since 1986.

    612 W. Main Street
    PO Box 217
    Red River , NM 87558
    (575) 754-6370