GO OFF ROAD,
HIT THE TRAILS &
FEEL THE RUSH
Challenge yourself a little…or a lot!
TRAIL/OFF-ROAD
4-WHEELING
4-WHEELING
Choose from three different trails ranging in difficulty. Fairly easy, Monticello Canyon Trail takes you through canyon country to the Monticello Box. Palomas Gap Trail is fairly difficult with a steep climb and switchbacks on the way down. Most difficult is Broad Canyon Trail which requires vehicles with plenty of clearance. All three trails offer dramatic scenery.
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BIKING
BIKING/CYCLING
Whether you prefer a leisurely ride or something more aggressive, you’ll enjoy the ever-changing scenery and views in the greater Elephant Butte area. Keep your eyes open for our diverse wildlife along the way, including cranes, roadrunners, jackrabbits, coyote, turkey vultures and javalina.
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MOUNTAIN BIKING
MOUNTAIN BIKING
With the geographic diversity and challenging rides our area offers, you’ll have plenty of reasons to stay and bike for days. Ride through magnificent canyons, over mesas and mountains, through ghost towns, around Elephant Butte Lake and along the Rio Grande River, with amazing views that will take your breath away.
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HIKING
HIKING
On trail or off, you’ll find plenty of options in hiking, ranging from easy walks for people of all ages, including miles of trails around Elephant Butte Lake, to aggressive hikes through our rugged high desert and mountain back country. Regardless of where you choose to hike, you’ll experience the raw beauty our area has to offer with every step you take.
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MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
For the more adventurous spirit, Turtleback Mountain invites hikers to work their way from Elephant Butte Dam to the peak. The views are spectacular and include Elephant Butte Lake, the mountains of the Gila National Forest and Spaceport America. The climb is aggressive and there are no marked trails.
HORSEBACK RIDING
HORSEBACK RIDING
There’s no better way to enjoy the serenity and beauty of New Mexico’s dramatic scenery than to go off road on horseback. Take an easy drive to the west of Elephant Butte to Rockin’ Ass Ranch, where you can ride a horse, donkey or mule in New Mexico’s back country. Rides will be tailored to skill levels, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the ride regardless of experience.
Rockin’ Ass Ranch | 575.740.3780 | rockinassranch@yahoo.com