Yeah, the chile challenge trails are about an hour away from you in Las Cruces. There's 4 Wheel Drive clubs in Alamogordo, Las Cruces, Ruidoso and Cloudcroft as well. If you'd like information on any of it let me know. I live in Las Cruces myself and am a member of the 4 wheel drive club here.
1990 YJ Islander, 4.2L MC2100 DUI HEI, 2.5" RE lift, 31x10.50 DuraTracs, HandenFab rear bumper / swing-out, Tough Terrain
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