Remote routes into the mountains to abandoned mines and mountaintop lakes…
Whether you ride and all-terrain vehicle, off-highway motorcycle, recreational off-highway vehicle, or Jeep; Questa has many Forest roads for you to explore!
Cabresto Canyon into Midnight Meadows or up to Cabresto Lake is a favorite destination. This is within the Carson National Forest; a network of forest roads run east of Questa and north of the town of Red River, connecting the two. Greenie Peak and the old Midnight Mine are dramatic destinations, as is Cabresto Lake.
Dispersed camping at remote sites in Cabresto Canyon, or, reserving a beautiful rental cabin on this side of the village will give you direct access to these fun trails.
A long route from the south side of Questa stretches from the banks of the Red River to Cebolla Mesa. This exploration begins on village streets and continues on Forest Roads. Crossing State Highway 522 will bring you to the criss-crossing dirt tracks of the mesa amid piñon forests and wide views.
The Village of Questa now allows use of OHV’s within town limits for the purpose of accessing trails from your lodging or unloading location. Our two main thoroughfares are State Highways and are excluded from this new access except to cross carefully and enter another village street. Note; the layout of our village, and limited number of streets limits easy crossing of the highways. But the above-described areas represent broad territory; one on the north side of State Highway 38, and one on the south side. Regardless your choice of campsite or lodging – exciting routes await!
To ride on paved roads, drivers must have vehicle registration, proof of insurance, a valid driver’s license and an OHV road-use plate or decal available at Motor Vehicle Department offices. A permit is required to ride on public lands. This can be obtained online.