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Welcome to the Mescalaro Sand Dunes

Post by MT Buggies » Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:05 pm

Hello everyone,

After a suggestion to the moderaters, we now have a New Mexico dune forum! Thanks! These are some pretty cool dunes about 36 miles east from Roswell, New Mexico. For folks in Las Cruces (like us) these dunes are around 3 1/2 hours away. A nice trip for a 3 or 4 day weekend. Camping is primitive w/ one set of pit toilets in the main parking area. There are a few sites w/shade coverings and grills spotted along various dune access points. These are a hot commodity and go pretty quick. Camping is $5 a night.

The dunes themselves are pretty expansive. Lot's of mid sized hills with a few towering to 70+ feet or so. There are 2 areas - the north dunes and south dunes which are connected by a few sandy trails. There is also a sandy trail that goes around the entire dune area - this makes for a nice sunset ride.

The area is quite large enough for standard to mid-sized rails - mostly ATV's ride the area, however. We have a SSVI with a track width of 80" in the rear and a length of almost 142". I have no problems transversing the dunes at all. Night riding is allowed with proper lighting of course - and all New Mexico ORV's/ATV's must be registered with the State. There are no "Green Stickers" here. That, however is something we're working on.

If you ride in the summer, bring your shade tent - it is a must. There is always a nice breeze, but once the sun starts heating up, it get's hot fast. Winter riding is awesome. During the weekends, it can get pretty busy - be sure to have your flags.

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Post by Glamisbound » Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:08 pm

Looks fun to me. I'll have to put it on my "wish" list :lol:
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Post by Sand Commander » Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:46 pm

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Post by Gottaride » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:19 am

This will be a great place for us to spend a couple of days to break up our trip from IL to CA. Thanks for the info.

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Post by MT Buggies » Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:59 pm

Gottaride wrote:This will be a great place for us to spend a couple of days to break up our trip from IL to CA. Thanks for the info.
Sure would be. At times, you can have the dunes to yourselves!

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Re: Welcome to the Mescalaro Sand Dunes

Post by seabees turbo buggy » Mon May 26, 2008 11:08 am

Where are all the duners ? no one here? I moved to clovis NM and have lots of toys. I need to see some sand. Glamis is my old play ground . I am sad to leave it but looking for new places.

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Re: Welcome to the Mescalaro Sand Dunes

Post by trak0r » Fri May 07, 2010 5:37 pm

Hey, I love sand dunes. I'm always trying to find more in New Mexico. Let me know if any of you want ride.

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Re: Welcome to the Mescalaro Sand Dunes

Post by Woodglue » Fri May 14, 2010 12:35 pm

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