How Can I Get Involved?

The Rio Grande Trail is being developed with the support of more than 100 organizations , agencies, and volunteer groups working across the state. To support that effort, the Rio Grande Trail Commission is a group of leaders convened by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department. The commission oversees the development of a Rio Grande Trail Master Plan.

Want to become a part of history in the making?

  • Learn more and offer feedback.
  • Spread the word about the Rio Grande Trail and invite others to participate
  • Join one of six Work Groups to support the trail’s development by volunteering time and talents
  • Signup to find out more or call NM State Parks at 1-888-NMPARKS (667-2757)

Landowner Participation

Landowner participation in the Rio Grande Trail project is voluntary. The Rio Grande Trail will only cross land that is authorized by the landowner and eminent domain shall not be used to establish the trail or features.

Work Group Participation

What is a Work Group?

The Rio Grande Trail Commission established six Work Groups to support ongoing efforts to develop the Rio Grande Trail. These volunteer coalitions include members from across the state contributing time and talent towards specific aspects of the trail planning and development process. The Work Groups focus on the following six categories:
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Communications
  • Resources
  • Alignment
  • User Groups, and
  • Design and Management.
Each Work Group has a chair or co-chair person who can provide more information. Submit a contact form to find out more about the Work Groups or call NM State Parks at 1-888-NMPARKS (667-2757).