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Go Boldly, Prepared, and With Confidence - Go With NMBR!

Go boldly, prepared, and with confidence – Go with NMBR! Whether you’re a novice, seasoned professional, or have completed multiple expeditions across the globe, NMBR will provide you with an experience that suits your comfort level, background, and vehicle. The self-sufficient and educational aspect of NMBR’s guided overland adventures and in-field overland training programs challenges and prepares individuals for their future four-wheel drive and overland based endeavors. New Mexico Backroads provides both scheduled and custom-tailored tours and training services to accommodate a wide variety of enthusiasts and professionals. Preview the the NMBR experience HERE.

NMBR’s Scheduled Overland Tour & Overland Training: New Mexico Backroads' 2018 overland tours and overland training lineup includes ten different offerings. See NMBR’s full 2018 schedule below.

NMBR’s Privately Guided Overland Tours & Overland Training: For those individuals, groups, agencies, and companies seeking a custom tailored, organized, and guided overland adventure and/or 4WD/overland-based training, New Mexico Backroads provides private guiding and training services to suit specific dates, unique preferences/needs, and all experience levels.
Ready for your next great adventure? Email Nmbackroads@gmail.com for full NMBR tour and training details, pricing and registration information.

2018 Overland Tour & Overland Training Schedule

February 2018 – Winter Gila Overland – Friday, February 23rd through Sunday, February 25th | New Mexico’s Gila Region | 3 Day Extended Weekend Trip | Approximate Route Distance: 180 to 225-Miles | Approximate Elevation Range: 4,175 to 8,250-Feet | The Gila Overland provides a condensed “weekend warrior” version of NMBR’s (five day) Gila Legends Expedition. NMBR has guided sections of this stunningly scenic and landscape diverse route for American Expedition Vehicles, Expedition Portal, and Overland Journal. Areas of exploration will include Black Range, Great Divide Trail, and Plains of San Agustin.

March 2018 – NMBR Overland Training [Spring]– Friday, March 23rd through Sunday, March 25th | New Mexico’s Gila Region | 3 Days | Approximate Route Distance: 125-Miles | Approximate Elevation Range: 4,250 to 7,875-Feet | New for 2018, NMBR will be providing an overland skills overview program to cover driving techniques and terrain negotiation, vehicle repair/maintenance/preservation, vehicle recovery techniques, field and overland kit assembly, trip planning, and more. The program is geared towards beginner and intermediate level overland enthusiasts looking to gain a solid basis and the confidence necessary to go [well prepared] into their future overland-based adventures. The three day in-field training program will take along a 125-mile overland traverse of the Gila National Forest. NMBR’s Overland Training will feature the same backcountry and overland elements as NMBR’s regular overland tours, but the focus of the three-day course will be educational rather than driving/mileage intensive.

April 2018 – Spring Gila Overland– Friday, April 20th through Sunday, April 22nd| New Mexico’s Gila Region | 3 Day Extended Weekend Trip | New Mexico’s Gila Region | 3 Day Extended Weekend Trip | Approximate Route Distance: 180 to 225-Miles | Approximate Elevation Range: 4,175 to 8,250-Feet | The Gila Overland provides a condensed “weekend warrior” version of NMBR’s (five day) Gila Legends Expedition. NMBR has guided parts of this stunningly scenic and landscape diverse route for American Expedition Vehicles, Expedition Portal, and Overland Journal. Areas of exploration will include Black Range of the Gila National Forest and rugged segments of the Great Divide Trail.

May 2018 – Overland Expo West Based Adventure: Ghost Divide Expedition [GDE] Sunday, May 13th through Thursday, May 17th leading to the Overland Expo West | New Mexico & Arizona | 5 Days | 500 Miles | Elev. 4,250 to 9,000 ft. | The Ghost Divide Expedition will lead to the 2017 Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona. Areas of exploration will include Gila, Black Range, Continental Divide, Mogollon Mountains, San Francisco Mountains, White Mountains and Mogollon Rim.

June 2018 – Summer 2017 Gila Overland – Friday, June 15th through Sunday, June 17th | New Mexico’s Gila Region | 3 Day Extended Weekend Trip | Approximate Route Distance: 180 to 225-Miles | Approximate Elevation Range: 4,175 to 8,250-Feet| The Gila Overland provides a condensed “weekend warrior” version of NMBR’s (five day) Gila Legends Expedition. NMBR has guided parts of this stunningly scenic and landscape diverse route for American Expedition Vehicles, Expedition Portal, and Overland Journal. Areas of exploration will include Black Range of the Gila National Forest and rugged segments of the Great Divide Trail.

July 2018 – NMBR Overland Training [Summer] –  Friday, July 27th through Sunday, July 29th | New Mexico’s Gila Region | 3 Days | Approximate Route Distance: 125-Miles | Approximate Elevation Range: 4,250 to 7,875-Feet | New for 2018, NMBR will be providing an overland skills overview program to cover driving techniques and terrain negotiation, vehicle repair/maintenance/preservation, vehicle recovery techniques, field and overland kit assembly, trip planning, and more. The program is geared towards beginner and intermediate level overland enthusiasts looking to gain a solid basis and the confidence necessary to go [well prepared] into their future overland-based adventures. The three day in-field training program will take along a 125-mile overland traverse of the Gila National Forest. NMBR’s Overland Training will feature the same backcountry and overland elements as NMBR’s regular overland tours, but the focus of the three-day course will be educational rather than driving/mileage intensive.

August 2018 – Summer 2017 Gila Legends Expedition – Monday, August 20th through Friday, August 24th | New Mexico’s Gila Region | 5 Days | Approximate Route Distance: 375-Miles | Approximate Elevation Range: 4,300 to 9,600 ft. | The Gila Legends Expedition provides New Mexico’s most rugged and remote overland route. A NMBR guided route and experience as featured in the Summer 2016 issue of Overland Journal (Gila Legends by Jake Quinones). Areas of exploration will include Black Range, Plains of San Agustin, Mogollon Mountains, Tularosa Mountains, Elk Mountains, and Continental Divide.

September 2018 – Fall 2017 Camino del Tesoro Overland – Monday, September 24th through Thursday, September 27th | Northern New Mexico | 4 Days | 325 Miles | Elev. 6,500 to 11,200 ft. | NMBR’s Camino del Tesoro Overland will traverse the scenic high-country of northern New Mexico during the fall season—when the aspens are golden and the air is crisp. Areas of exploration will include San Juan Mountains, Continental Divide, Taos Plateau, Sangre de Christo Mountains, and Valle Vidal.

October 2018 – Fall 2016 Gila Overland – Friday, October 26th through Sunday, October 28th | New Mexico’s Gila Region | 3 Day Extended Weekend Trip | Approximate Route Distance: 180 to 225-Miles | Approximate Elevation Range: 4,175 to 8,250-Feet | The Gila Overland provides a condensed “weekend warrior” version of NMBR’s (five day) Gila Legends Expedition. NMBR has guided parts of this stunningly scenic and landscape diverse route for American Expedition Vehicles, Expedition Portal, and Overland Journal. Areas of exploration will include Black Range of the Gila National Forest and rugged segments of the Great Divide Trail.

November 2018 –NMBR Overland Training [Fall] –  Friday, November 16th through Sunday, November 18th | New Mexico’s Gila Region | 3 Days | Approximate Route Distance: 125-Miles | Approximate Elevation Range: 4,250 to 7,875-Feet | New for 2018, NMBR will be providing an overland skills overview program to cover driving techniques and terrain negotiation, vehicle repair/maintenance/preservation, vehicle recovery techniques, field and overland kit assembly, trip planning, and more. The program is geared towards beginner and intermediate level overland enthusiasts looking to gain a solid basis and the confidence necessary to go [well prepared] into their future overland-based adventures. The three day in-field training program will take along a 125-mile overland traverse of the Gila National Forest. NMBR’s Overland Training will feature the same backcountry and overland elements as NMBR’s regular overland tours, but the focus of the three-day course will be educational rather than driving/mileage intensive.



New Mexico Backroads provides overland guide and training services for a multitude of unique enthusiasts and professionals seeking rugged routes, unparalleled scenery, and professional guidance in the backcountry. In the time leading up to a NMBR guided tour and/or training, participants are provided with extensive preparations and information on how to prepare and what to expect. The self-sufficient aspect of NMBR guided adventures challenges and prepares participants for their future 4WD based endeavors—to go boldly, prepared, and with confidence.

USFS Authorized Overland Outfitter/Guide: New Mexico Backroads is a U.S Forest Service permitted/authorized outfitter/guide that provides services in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forests, Carson National Forest, Coconino National Forest, Gila National Forest and other southwestern USA regions.
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