Access Issues

Draft Decision for Magdalena Travel Management Released

Last Updated: May 21, 2015

Cibola Forest Supervisor Elaine Kohrman has selected Alternative 1 (the agency's Proposed Action) with additional restrictions. The decision closes over 400 miles of existing road, limits dispersed camping to a 600 foot corridor on only 341.6 miles of designated roads, and results in a road system of 851 miles on the District. Supervisor Korhman's decision doesn't include ANY motorized trail and REJECTS the proposed addition of a 756 acre motorized recreation area that would have served observed trials motorcycle riders and 4WD rock crawling enthusiasts.

If you provided comments to the Cibola National Forest during the Scoping (in 2010) or submitted comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment (in 2013), you have standing to object.. Objections must be submitted within 45 calendar days. We have until midnight, July 4th to submit the objections.


The Sipapu Shindig is SOLD OUT!

Last Updated: May 20, 2015

Wow! Thanks for the great support. The 2015 Sipapu Shindig is completely sold out. We had already bumped registration to 70 riders but the extra slots also quickly sold out. We are looking forward to seeing everyone who registered at the event. If you didn't get in this year, we hope to see you next year!

Sandia Ranger District Announces 2015 Trail Work Days

Last Updated: April 1, 2015

Sandia Ranger District Trails Program Manager Kerry Wood has announced the Trail Work Days and projects for 2015. The projects for this summer include: Three Bottles Extension, Faulty Trail Relocations, and a new trail (Talking Talons) near Lower Pine Trailhead.

The first work day this year is May 23rd. This is followed by another trail work day on June 6th (National Trails Day). Additional trail work dates and further details are included in the Flyer below.

Great Article on the Colorado 600 in Dirt Rider Magazine

Last Updated: March 3, 2015

Our Colorado friends and supporters, the Trail Preservation Alliance (TPA), hosts a fantastic week long trail symposium each summer in South Fork, Colorado called the Colorado 600. This event was recently featured in Dirt Rider magazine. What makes this article so great is that, in addition to great photography from the trail rides, the article highlights the outstanding access work that TPA is accomplishing. The magazine piece also does an excellent job of explaining why the motorized enthusiasts need to be involved if they want to ride and drive in the places they love.

TPA has been a huge supporter of NMOHVA and shares NMOHVA's philosophy and strategy...