Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about cross-country skiing and snowshoeing,
horseback riding, and mountain biking
Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Q: When will the Preserve be open for skiing and snow shoe activities?
A: The winter season will begin in December and run through March, weather permitting.

Q: Do I need a reservation?
A: No. You are welcome to show up on any date that we are open and ski or snowshoe anytime during operating hours.

Q: Do I need a four-wheel drive?
A: We strongly recommend either four-wheel drive or chains. Much of our entrance road is steep, one lane and north facing. We will plow roads and maintain as well as possible but winds and blowing snow may cause drifting and icy conditions. Please proceed slowly and cautiously at your own risk. Uphill traffic has the right of way.
Horseback Riding

Q: Are horse rentals available?
A: No.

Q: Are there any health requirements for horses?
A: The New Mexico State health rules for bringing horses from out-of-state apply;in-state horses are not required to meet any additional health requirements. It is recommend that horses be current with all vaccinations, including eastern, western, Venezuelan influenza, tetanus and West Nile Virus. Access will be denied to any horse deemed unhealthy. Please refer to the state brand inspection regulations for transporting horses in New Mexico.
Mountain Biking

Q: Can bikes be rented on the Preserve?
A: No, the preserve does not offer bike rentals. Only riders who bring their own bikes are able to ride the preserve at present.

Last updated: December 23, 2016

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