Frequently Asked Questions

What vehicles do you have available during my visit?

Check out our booking system to see what’s available.  The current prices and schedule are listed there as well, and you can book online right now!

Side-by-Side Rental

What is included with the rental?

  • Helmets
  • Goggles
  • Full tank of gas
  • First aid kit

What should I wear?

Weather conditions in the mountains vary, and Red River summers often include afternoon precipitation.  Depending on your elevation or location (shade or sun), conditions can change rapidly from sunny and warm to rain, hail, sleet, or snow.  Clothing layers are your friend! To maintain comfort and safety, consider wearing or bringing these suggested items for each rider on your adventure:

  • Long Sleeve Shirt, Long Pants
  • Closed Toe Shoes
  • Rain Suit
  • Jacket or coat
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses

What else should I bring?

Below is a suggested list of items to bring on your trip:

  • Trail map (or purchase one from us)
  • Water
  • Sunblock (the sun’s radiation at this elevation is no joke!)
  • Camera and/or binoculars (for scenery and wildlife)
  • Fishing gear and license (bring us some dinner!)
  • Picnic lunch and/or snacks
  • Coolers are welcome (we can provide bungee straps)

Can I ride my ROV on paved streets or roads?

Our ROV(s) are not “street legal”, however the Town of Red River has established ordinances that allow you to drive the ROV on designated roads inside the town limits.  Be sure you fully understand rules, as you are responsible for any moving violations while renting the vehicle.  

Which trails can I access from the rental location?

Observing the Town of Red River rules, you can drive the ROV from our location to the trailhead for access to the following trails:

  • Pioneer Trail
  • Mallette Canyon 
  • Greenie Peak and Midnight Meadows (both seasonally closed May 15 – June 15 for elk calving)
  • Cabresto Canyon and Cabresto Lake
  • Goose Lake Trail (typically cannot reach the lake until late June when the snow at elevation has thawed)
  • Old Red River Pass

Unfortunately we do not allow our ROVs to use Fourth of July Canyon.  It’s simply too steep and rutted, and therefore dangerous.  

How do I keep everyone safe during our adventure?

Yup, riding in the mountains has risks, even without considering the weather.  There are no guardrails on the mountain roads, and there’s often a steep drop-off.  Red River has experienced some fatalities in the past.  We believe you can safely enjoy the beauty of the mountains by following some common sense rules:

  • No alcohol or drug possession or consumption is allowed before or during use while in possession of our ROV.
  • Every occupant must wear a seat belt at all times.
  • Wear your helmet.
  • Observe the speed limit on the streets and watch your speed in the mountains.
  • Do not attempt aggressive maneuvers such as jumping, drifting, donuts, racing, etc.  Keep 4 wheels on the ground at all times.

Can my small children participate?

We allow children age 3 and over.  Participants under the age of 18 are required by NM law to wear a DOT/Snell helmet and glasses, which we provide free of charge.  Parents are responsible for determining whether their child can tolerate wearing a helmet and still enjoy the adventure.  All occupants are required to sign the Rental Agreement and the Participant Release, which must be signed by a parent or legal guardian for minors under the age of 18.

Can my dog participate?

Sure!  Many dogs really enjoy the ride and experiencing the great outdoors.  We don’t have doggie helmets, and you’re of course responsible for the dog’s safety while traveling on the ROV.  

Can my cat participate?

We don’t know many cats who’d be interested in this adventure, but we’re open to meeting the exception.  Again, you’re responsible for the cat’s safety while traveling in the ROV.

Are reservations required?

Drop ins are welcome, but reservations are highly recommended during the busy summer season. There are many times we book up a week out and if you just show up you may not get a machine.

What else do I need to know?

  • A $100 deposit per ROV per day is due at the time of reservation.  We realize that plans can change, and will gladly refund the full deposit amount for any cancellation made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled pick up.  No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance.  
  • The balance of the rental fee plus taxes is due upon arrival.
  • All rentals are subject to NM gross receipts tax (8.8125% as of June 2021).
  • Payment may be made by cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
  • A credit card authorization form must be completed prior to departure to cover vehicle damage and lost rental income in the event of any incidents.  This authorization form will be shredded providing the ROV(s) are returned without damage. 
  • The Rental Agreement and Participant Release must be signed by each individual prior to activity.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes in advance to complete paperwork and receive safety training.
  • The primary renter and all participants who intend to operate the ROV must be at least 25 years old with a valid driver’s license.  No one under the age of 25 may drive the rental ROV.
  • No refunds for early return or inclement weather.

How can I burn through an extra $3,500 in a single day?

Jumping, drifting, donuts, racing, etc. are costly maneuvers.   We can show you the ugly pictures after vehicles roll over.  Our vehicles are designed for enchanted sightseeing, not extreme sports.  Engage in these risky antics, and we’ll be running your credit card asap.  Plus you’ll be responsible for all the days we couldn’t rent that vehicle to other safe customers.

Do yourself a favor: Keep 4 wheels on the ground, keep $3,500 in your pocket, and stay out of the hospital.