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 (Bobcat Pass)
    PO Box 454
    Red River , NM 87558
    (575) 754-2769
  • Red River Offroad

    Red River Offroad

    Our snowmobile tours are the perfect way to explore the snow covered back country of Red River. You will pass snow covered meadows, mountain views with beautiful scenery - excellent photo opportunities. Guided snowmobile tours are 2 hours. We also offer scenic UTV snowcat tours. Passengers will feel the thrill as the UTV snowcat climbs and crawls over the snow covered terrain. We will see snow covered aspen meadows, old gold mines, abandoned miners cabins. The UTV snowcat tours are the perfect alternative to snowmobile tours. Its not just a ride but an adventure. It's fun for the whole family!


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

    Red River Sled Shed

    Red River's oldest and most experienced tour company, providing quality guided snowmobile tours since 1986. 

    616 W. Main Street
    PO Box 376
    Red River , NM 87558
    (575) 754-6370