April Update

In keeping with the governor’s guidelines and the Public Health Order, New Mexico Rails to Trails has postponed our upcoming work days pending the rescinding of the Public Health Order. Once work days resume our first project will be replacing deck boards and rail supports on the Salado Canyon Bridge.

While most day-use areas and campgrounds in the Lincoln National Forest have been closed, trails are still open and dispersed camping is still permitted.  See this Forest Service article on their website for more information.

Stay healthy and safe and we look forward to seeing you once the current situation improves!

Work Day – March 3/21/2020

Our March Work Day is Saturday, March 21, from 9AM to Noon on the Salado Trestle.

Yes, we are proceeding with the work day despite the Corona Virus.  We will be working outside in small groups in the fresh NM air and sunshine.  If you are sick or feel that you may have been exposed to the virus, please do not attend.

What We Will Be Doing: We will be replacing worn out boards and clearing brush at the Salado Canyon Trestle. We will also be placing a sign near the bottom of the new Bridal Veil Trailhead.

What to Bring: Water, gloves and sunscreen.

Where to Meet: Meet at the Salado Canyon/Lower Bridal Veil Trailhead located on Fresnel Canyon Road where the power lines cross the road.

Directions to the Salado Canyon Trailhead from Hwy 82 in High Rolls: 

  • Turn north at the High Rolls General Store onto Cherry Blossom Ln for .3 miles
  • Turn left at the stop sign onto Cottage Row for .45 miles
  • Turn right onto Fresnel Canyon Road and travel 2 miles to Salado Canyon Trailhead

 

Work Day – February 2/22/2020

Our February Work Day is Saturday, Feb 22, from 9AM to Noon on the New Calico Peak Trailhead

What We Will Be Doing: We will shuttle people up to the Calico Peak Trailhead, where we will be installing the new trailhead sign.  We will then hike down the new Calico Peak Trail back to the Bridal Veil parking area. It’s a 3-mile, predominantly downhill trail.  We will have trash bags so we can pick up trash and do light trail maintenance along the hike.

What to Bring: Water, gloves and sunscreen.

Where to Meet: Meet at the New Bridal Veil Falls Trailhead at 9:00 AM (same as last month).

Directions to the New Bridal Veil Falls Trailhead from Hwy 82 in High Rolls: .

  • Turn north at the High Rolls General Store onto Cherry Blossom Ln for .3 miles
  • Turn left at the stop sign onto Cottage Row for .45 miles
  • Turn right onto Fresnel Canyon Road and travel 1.4 miles to Harris Hollow
  • Harris Hollow Trailhead is located on a curve to the west (on the right)

Work Day – January 1/18/20

When: Saturday, January 18, 9:00 am- noon.

What We Will Be Doing: We will be installing the Forest Service Sign marking the new Bridal Veil Falls Trail as well as doing some general trail maintenance. Following the completion of the work, Gary Truex will be leading a hike down the new trail for anyone that would like to go.

What to Bring: Water, gloves and sunscreen.

Where to Meet: Meet at the Harris Hollow Trailhead (New Bridal Veil Falls Shortcut Trail).

Happy Holidays

The NMRTA Board wishes all the best to you and yours this holiday season!

We will not have a work day in December, but look forward to seeing you back on the trails for our work day January 18! (more information to follow in January)

Also please consider making your holiday Amazon purchases at smile.amazon.com.  They’ll donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase to the participating charitable organization of your choice, including New Mexico Rails to Trails Association!