Mescalero Sand Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area
More than 610 acres of towering 90+ foot sand dunes await your enjoyment in the Mescalero Sands North Dune Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area. The dune field stretches over most of the area and lends itself well to all terrain cycles, sand rails and dune buggies. Among the biggest surprises in the area are the mature cottonwood trees. The combination of a very shallow water table and the sand’s capacity to hold water allows these trees to thrive in an arid environment.
While the road into Mescalero Sands is capable of supporting cars, trucks and buses, the soft sand off established roads and parking lots is not. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) does not recommend leaving the surfaced areas in any vehicle other than an all-terrain vehicle.
From Roswell, travel east 45 miles on U.S. Highway 380 and turn south at the sign.