How Can I Get Involved?

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 Opportunities
This 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 Strategies
This 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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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).