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NMBR's Scheduled Overland Tours: New Mexico Backroads' 2017 expedition and overland adventure lineup includes ten separate scheduled overland-based tours that will traverse the Southwest's best and most remote 4WD backroads routes. 

NMBR's Privately Guided Overland Tours: For those individuals, groups, and companies seeking a custom tailored, organized, and guided adventure, New Mexico Backroads provides privately guided tours that can easily suit specific travel dates, unique tour preferences, and all experience levels.

Email Nmbackroads@gmail.com for full NMBR tour details, pricing and registration information

New Mexico Backroads' 2017 Scheduled Tours

SOLD OUT/Registration Closed  February 2017 – Winter Gila Overland – Friday, February 24th through Sunday, February 26th | 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.

SOLD OUT/Registration Closed – March 2017 – Spring Gila Legends Expedition [GLE] – Monday, March 27th through Friday, March 31st | New Mexico’s Gila Region | 5 Days | Approximate Route Distance: 375-Miles | Approximate Elevation Range: 4,250 to 9,575-Feet | Featured in the Summer 2016 Issue of Overland Journal, the Gila Legends Expedition [GLE] provides one of New Mexico’s most rugged, and remote overland traverse routes. The GLE route and experience was featured in the Summer 2016 issue of Overland Journal (Gila Legends by Jake Quinones). This “expedition of a lifetime” features incredible vistas, rich history, challenging terrain, wildlife viewing opportunities (including Mexican grey wolf territory), and the comradery of fellow adventurists. Areas of exploration will include Black Range, Plains of San Agustin, Mogollon Mountains, Tularosa Mountains, Elk Mountains, and Continental Divide.

SOLD OUT/Registration Closed – April 2017 – Spring Gila Overland – Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 23rd | 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.

SOLD OUT/Registration Closed – May 2017 – Overland Expo West Based Adventures: Ghost Divide Expedition Original [GDE] & Ghost Divide Expedition II [GDEII] – Ghost Divide Expedition Original will take place Sunday, May 7th through Thursday, May 11th and lead to the Overland Expo West. Ghost Divide Expedition II will take place Monday May 15th through Friday, May 19th and depart from the Overland Expo | New Mexico & Arizona | 5 Days | 500 Miles | Elev. 4,250 to 9,575 ft. | The Ghost Divide Expedition will lead to the 2017 Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona. The Ghost Divide Expedition II will depart from 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.

SOLD OUT/Registration Closed – June 2017 – Summer 2017 Gila Overland – Friday, June 16th through Sunday, June 18th | 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.

SOLD OUT/Registration Closed – July 2017 – Summer 2017 El Dorado Overland [EDO] – Monday, July 17th through Thursday, July 20th | Northern New Mexico | 4 Days | 325 Miles | Elev. 6,500 to 11,200 ft. | NMBR’s El Dorado Overland will traverse the scenic high-country of northern New Mexico during the summer season—when the landscape is verdant. A NMBR guided route and experience as featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Overland Journal (Southwest Treasure Hunt by Dr. Jon Solberg). Areas of exploration will include San Juan Mountains, Continental Divide, Taos Plateau, Sangre de Christo Mountains, and Valle Vidal.

SOLD OUT/Registration Closed  August 2017 – Summer 2017 Gila Legends Expedition – Monday, August 21st through Friday, August 25th | 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.

SOLD OUT/Registration Closed – September 2017 Fall Camino del Tesoro Overland [CDT] – Monday, September 25th through Thursday, September 28th | 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 2017 – Fall Gila Overland – Friday, October 27th through Sunday, October 29th | 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.



USFS Authorized Overland Outfitter/Guide - New Mexico Backroads provides expedition and overland guide services for adventurists seeking rugged 4WD routes, unparalleled scenery, and professional guidance in the backcountry. Whether you’re a novice overlander or have completed multiple expeditions across the globe, NMBR will provide you with an adventure that suits your comfort level, experience, and 4WD vehicle. In the time leading up to a NMBR guided adventure, 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. Email NMBackroads(at)gmail.com for more information.

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 southwesten USA regions.
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