As part of the Rio Grande Trail implementation phase, we are scheduling a series of capacity building sessions. These sessions focus on trail development, financing, maintenance, and trail etiquette. The goal of the series is to share information and built knowledge amongst stakeholder up and down the Rio Grande. Each sessions will start with a quick project overview and is followed a guest speaker to share their experiences and knowledge related to ach topic.
4/4/2023 4:00-5 PM – Trails + and Other Trail Funding OpportunitiesThis meeting will focus on trail funding. We will be getting into the weeds to explore how to utilize and implement different funding strategies. Guest speakers will share their experiences with varying mechanisms of funding.
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Meeting ID: 840 2960 6682
4/6/2023 5:30-7 PM – Public Meeting
This will be an informational session on the Rio Grande Trail project. We will share general project background information and what we have done to date. We will also talk about the outdoor recreation industry more broadly and its impact on the NM economy.
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Meeting ID: 837 3247 3162
4/26/2023 4:00-5 PM – Trail Signage + Trail Etiquette
This meeting will focus on trail signage and good “trail etiquette.” We will share best practices from other trail signage systems. Part of this session will also focus on Rio Grande Trail-specific signage and how to implement them best. Guest speakers will share their experience with signage and economical ways of constructing and maintaining signs.
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Meeting ID: 867 3012 6843
5/17/2023 4:00-5 PM – Trail Design StrategiesThis meeting will focus on trail types, amenities, surfacing, and opportunities and constraints with different trail types retailed to design, implementation, and maintenance. Guest speakers will share their experience developing and maintaining trails.
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Meeting ID: 860 7877 4998
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The Virtual Open House is now closed. Thank you to the nearly 800 people who participated!
Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Fall Rio Grande Trail Virtual Open House. So far, we’ve received 750 responses.
The Virtual Open House will be open through Tuesday, October 9.
The next Rio Grande Trail Commission meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 25th from 1-3 pm at Coronado Hall in the El Taoseño Room, 120 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, NM 87571. The Commission will be discussing the designation of 35 miles of trail within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Additionally, Alta Planning + Design will present the draft master plan documents and draft alignment map book for Commission review and feedback.
In November and December 2017, over 1,000 people from across the state participated in the first Rio Grande Trail Virtual Open House. Participants learned about the master planning process, described how they would use the trail, and gave feedback on trail design and amenities. Building on the first event, this Fall 2018 Virtual Open House offers recommendations and updates from the Rio Grande Trail master planning process.
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The next Rio Grande Trail Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 29th at 1:00 in the Wendell Chino Building’s Porter Hall, 1220 S. St. Francis Drive in Santa Fe.
The purpose of the meeting is to present and potentially decide upon logos created by New Mexico Magazine, to hear reports from the work groups, and to receive an update from Alta Planning and Design on the Rio Grande Trail planning project.
The master planning team has been busy. At this meeting, the Commission will be discussing the draft preferred trail alignments, draft design guidelines, trail management recommendations, and upcoming Rio Grande Trail outreach. We would love to hear from you! Check out the meeting details below:
We look forward to seeing you there!
In November and December 2017, nearly 1,000 people from across New Mexico participated in the Rio Grande Trail Virtual Open House. We’ve analyzed the responses and summarized a few important takeaways from the event. This community feedback will shape the recommended route, design, and amenities of the Rio Grande Trail. Input from the Virtual Open House complements in-depth stakeholder outreach, data analysis, and robust fieldwork. The project team will use public insights from the Virtual Open House to help plan a world-class trail network that New Mexico residents and visitors can enjoy.
In order to create attractive, cohesive Rio Grande Trail materials, the project team built a customized graphic identity. This package of colors, fonts, and hand-drawn illustrations of New Mexican flora and fauna invokes the striking landscapes and vibrant communities of the Rio Grande River corridor. The Rio Grande Trail graphic identity works its magic on all our project documents, creating a unique look and feel that is instantly recognizable. Please download, print, and share widely to get the word out about the Rio Grande Trail project!