Pinon Mesa is a trail threading through a picturesque terrain of badlands, hoodoos and tent rocks. Lots of sand and silt and the arroyo crossings tend to be sand traps and there are numerous short steep climbs that have to be walked up and slid down.

Parking is available off the west side of Hwy 171 about 0.7 miles north of the lighted intersection of Hwy 171 and Pinon Hills Blvd. The sign on the gate says no motorcycles or ATVs but they are frequent users. Be sure to fasten the gate behind you as you cross private land onto BLM land. The area can be confusing because the designated mountain bike trail has been overlaid by a web of oil field roads, motorcycle and ATV tracks.

Segment Segment Type Feet Miles
1 Oil Field Road 7,253 1.4
2 Single Track 11,058 2.1
3 Oil Field Road 287 0.1
4 Single Track 1,629 0.3
5 Oil Field Road 1,135 0.2
6 Single Track 3,436 0.7
7 2-Track 1,936 0.4
8 Oil Field Road 2,559 0.5
9 Single Track 36,174 6.9
10 2-Track 6,416 1.2
11 Oil Field Road 3,034 0.6
TOTAL 117,176 22.2

BLM Farmington Field Office
6251 College Blvd. Suite A
Farmington, NM 87402
(505) 564-7600
(800) 842-3127

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Report any vandalism to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hot line at 505-564-7600.

Mountain Bike Riding
Mountain Bike Riding

Photos by EMKotyk