Horse Back Riding in New Mexico

Horses & Facilities in New Mexico State Parks

Bluewater Lake State Park

Bluewater Lake State Park

3,000 acres of wilderness is situated on the north flank of the Zuni Mountains.
Horse back riding is allowed is the park.
Trails:
There is no designated Horse Trails.
Camping: Horseback riding and camping is allowed in Section 4 of the NW quadrant on the Prewitt side of the lake in areas 10 feet away from the water. There is boarding location outside the park, across the main gate.
Facilities: None.
Prohibited Areas:
None
Contact: 505-876-2391

Bottomless Lakes

Bottomless Lakes State Park

Trails:
Camping: Overnight stays are allowed in designated areas.
Facilities: None.
Prohibited Areas:
For safety reasons, horses are prohibited at Lazy Lagoon.
Contact: 575-624-6058
Notice: Contact the park manager for approval

Brantley

Brantley Lake State Park

Trails: One developed trail that allows horseback riding on; 2 miles long.
Camping: Overnight stays are allowed in the primitive camping areas.
Facilities: None.
Prohibited Areas:

Contact: 575-457-2384
Other: Immediate cleanup of your horse is mandatory. You must bring rakes, shovels and bags. No flake hays allowed in park. You must feed pellets or other bagged feed.
Bring your own water. No swimming of horses allowed in the lake.

cerrillos

Cerrillos Hills State Park

Trails: 5 miles of horse trail among rolling juniper savanna.
Camping: No overnight stays.
Facilities:
Hitching Posts and Horse Trailer Parking.
Prohibited Areas:
Don't go off trail.
Contact: 505-474-0196
Other:
 If you don't own a Horse you can hire a guide at Broken Saddle.

cimmarron

Cimarron Canyon State Park

Trails: Trails are not within the park boundaries, but all trail heads start at the bottom of the canyon and go into the Colin Neblett Wildlife area. The Tolby trailhead is on the south side of the Tolby Campground across  highway 64. The Maverick Trailhead is just east of the Maverick campground on the north side of highway 64.
Camping: Horses can not be kept at the campsites, but only to mount or dismount saddles/packs. All animals are to kept in provided corrals overnight. NO Camping near corrals.
Facilities: There are two pipe corrals. One set at the trailhead of Tolby Canyon. and the other is near the Maverick campground across Highway 64.

Prohibited Areas:
Trails (only Tolby and Maverick) are closed spring to mid summer for Elk calving season, contact NM Game and Fish, www.wildlife.state.nm.us
Contact- 575-377-6271


 

Clayton Lake State Park

Trails:
Camping: Horses allowed in primitive areas.
Facilities: None.

Prohibited Areas:

Contact: 575-374-8808

coyote

Coyote Creek State Park

Horses are allowed in the park.
Trails:

Camping: Overnight stays are allowed in designated areas.
Facilities: None.
Prohibited Areas:

Contact: 575-387-2328

eagle nest lake

Eagle Nest Lake State Park

Trails: The Lake View Trail (North Section) and Eagle Nest Lake Trail (South Section)
Camping: Overnight stays are allowed at Cieneguilla
Facilities: Horse trailer parking in Cieneguilla
area
Prohibited Areas:
Campground. (Cimmarron Canyon State Parks is recommended for camping)
Contact: 575-377-1594

Other:  Please advise the lake water may contain Blue Green Algae and is not recommend to water horses.

el vado

El Vado Lake

Trails: Horses are allowed at the north area near the trail head.
Camping: Overnight stays are allowed in designated areas.
Facilities: None.

Prohibited Areas:

Contact:

 

Fenton Lake

Fenton Lake State Park

Trails: Horseback riding is allowed in designates areas which do include the park roads that lead to the forest service trails.
Camping: Overnight stays are allowed in designated areas.
Facilities: None.
Prohibited Areas:

Contact:

oasis

Oasis State Park

Trails: Horseback riding is allowed in Park. Please call ahead of arrival
Camping: Overnight stays are allowed in designated areas (Tent Sites 1-4)
Facilities: Horse Trailer Parking
& water hydrants at designated campsites
Prohibited Areas:

Contact: 575-356-5331

Other: Please promptly clean you after yourselves and horses.

santa rosa

Santa Rosa Lake State Park

Trails: Riding is allowed in the northern corner of the park
Camping: No overnight stays
Facilities: One water hydrant and two 10' pipe corrals.
Prohibited Areas:

Contact: 575-472-3110

sugarite

Sugarite Canyon State Park

Trails: Horseback riding is allowed at the park with exceptions.
Camping: Only at the Soda Pocket campground. Horses must be kept in the corrals provided. There are only
4 available, so reservations are suggested.
Facilities: Yes, 4 corrals
are available
Prohibited Areas:

Contact: 575-445-5607

sumner

Sumner Lake State Park

Trails: Horseback riding is allowed in the Alamogordo Creek campground which is located on the east side
Camping: Overnight stays are allowed in primitive areas
Facilities: None.

Prohibited Areas:

Contact: 505-355-2541

Ute

Ute Lake State Park

Trails: Horseback riding is allowed at the Mine Canyon area and at Rogers Camp area.
Camping: Overnight stays are allowed in designated areas.
Facilities: None.

Prohibited Areas:

Contact: 505-487-2284

villanueva

Villanueva State Park

Trails: Horseback riding is permitted at the upper mesa area
Camping: Camping with horses is allowed at the primitive camping area at site 3A.
Facilities: None.

Prohibited Areas:

Contact: 575-421-2957

Overnight Stays Only - No riding Overnight Stays & Riding - in designated areas

Caballo Lake
Conchas Lake
Heron Lake
Hyde Memorial
Leasburg Dam
Storrie Lake

Bottomless Lakes
Brantley Lake
Clayton Lake
Coyote Creek
El Vado
Fenton Lake
Manzano Mountains
Oasis
Sumner Lake
Ute Lake
Villanueva

Riding -
No overnight stays
Horses NOT allowed

Bluewater Lake
Cerrillos Hills

City of Rocks
Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
Navajo Lake
Oliver Lee Memorial
Pancho Villa
Rio Grande Nature Center
Rockhound
 
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