NM Rails-to-Trails Association (NMRTA) was organized in 1994 in Cloudcroft, NM, with the following goals:
Converting abandoned railroad lines located in the Sacramento Mountains of Southern New Mexico into multi-use, multi-access recreational trails.
Combining such trails with other trails to provide a sixty-eight mile-long loop trail that will lead from Cloudcroft to Sunspot to Oliver Lee Memorial State Park to Alamogordo to La Luz to High Rolls and back to Cloudcroft.
NMRTA now has 250 business, family and individual members located all over the United States.
NMRTA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. All directors, officers and work crew are unpaid volunteers.