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Prohibited ATV trail sign

OHVs may not be operated on:

  • Limited access highways or freeways at any time, even for crossing
  • Land that is owned, controlled or administered by the New Mexico Game Commission or the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
  • Private lands or roads, unless with the express permission of the landholder or leaseholder
  • Land prohibited under local, state, or federal rules or regulations
  • Paved streets or highways, except for crossing. When crossing a paved street or highway, an OHV:
    • Must come to a complete stop prior to entering the roadway for crossing.
    • Must yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic.
    • Shall begin a crossing only when it can be executed safely.
    • Must cross in the most direct manner as close to a perpendicular angle as possible.
  • The U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and other federal and state land managing agencies determine where OHV use is permitted on their lands. The operator is responsible for knowing which routes are open to OHVs.