Things You Need For Your ROV Adventure

ROV in Red River NM

Red River is surrounded by trails for ROV adventures. The warmer months are the perfect time for ROV riding in and around Red River. Get off the beaten path with your ROV or rent one from Weezie’s Wild Rides for a day. Cruise on out to Midnight Meadows or take the trail up to Goose Lake and fish for a couple hours. No matter the trail, you are bound to have a blast! There are strict rules for riding ROVs in town limits so be sure to read those before you head out to avoid any problems with the local Marshall!  

Here’s a list of items you should always have in your ROV when going on an adventure, no matter where you choose to ride.

Protective Gear For Everyone Riding in the ROV

Children under the age of 18 should always wear a helmet when riding in an ROV. This is a New Mexico law. Eye protection such as goggles or glasses should be worn by all riders while out riding. Rocks and sticks can be thrown up by other ROVs as they pass by. No matter the time of year you are riding ROVs in Red River, you should always have a rain jacket with you. During the warmer months, you can find yourself in a small rainstorm that will appear out of nowhere.

First-aid Kit for Your ROV Trip

Accidents happen, whether it’s a fall or bumping into a tree. Having a first aid kit in your ROV is necessary because you can bandage up whatever injury you encounter. Some items to keep in your first aid kit to stop bleeding and prevent infection; medical tape, antiseptic wipes, bandages/band-aids, gauze pads, and antibacterial ointment. Gloves and scissors are two other items you should have in your kit. Any medication that can be taken orally or applied to the skin should always be up-to-date and in your emergency kit as well. Ibuprofen is great for someone who has a swollen ankle from tripping over a rock.

Cooler with Drinks and Snacks for Your ROV Trip

You should not leave your rental property without a cooler full of drinks and snacks; especially if you have kids with you. A bag of snacks will come in handy as you’re trail riding throughout the day. Staying hydrated in the high elevation of the mountains is important so that you don’t get dehydrated and become sick. Dehydration can lead to exhaustion and headaches, which is not something you want while vacationing in Red River. 

Tools For Your ROV

“It’s better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it’” is a quote everyone should remember. You don’t want to be riding up to Goose Lake and have a flat tire or something else go wrong with your ROV while hitting the trails. You may not have great cell service so you can’t call for help. Keep a small bag full of tools that you think you may need in case of something breaking. Some tools you should have in your tool kit are; wrenches, sockets, tow rope or tow, hand saw, and WD40. A flashlight with extra batteries would help you navigate through the dark woods if you happen to be out at night. A tire rack with a spare tire is another item that would be great to have with you while out riding your ROV. If you are renting an ROV from any of the local shops such as Weezie’s Wild Rides, it wouldn’t hurt to have FIX-A-FLAT or green slime in one of your backpacks just to be safe. 

As you ride trails in and around Red River you may begin adding things to your must have list. Taos Mountain Outfitters can help you find anything you need for your adventure. 

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