Work Day – July 7/28/18

Please come out and join us for our work day next Saturday!

WHAT WE WILL BE DOING: We will be cleaning up the trail at and around the Devil’s Elbow.  Work will include moving rocks, clearing away vegetation, and whatever else we can do to improve the trail.   Light to heavy work, something for everyone.  Bring water, sun protection, gloves and sturdy shoes.

WHEN: Saturday July 28, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WHERE: The Trestle Recreation Area. Meet at the Depot.

Work Day – June 6/16/18

This month we will be working the switchback trail, installing new interpretive/historic signs!

What:  We will be installing three interpretive trail signs on the Switchback Trail.  These signs are old photos of the railroad taken from the location where the signs will be placed.  We cleared away vegetation for the signs last year.  The materials for installing the signs will already be in place for the work day.  We will also be doing some vegetation and tread clearing, and erosion control on the trail.  Most will be heavy work, but some lighter stuff too… something for all.  Bring water, gloves, sun protection and sturdy shoes.

When:  Saturday, June 16, 2018.  9 a.m., work until noon.

Where:  Switchback Trail (T-5004) Trailhead in Bailey Canyon, where the canyon intersects Hwy 82, about 2 miles downhill from Cloudcroft’s West edge.

National Trails Day, June 2

NMRTA is partnering with the Forest Service to host a poker hike on National Trails Day!  Starting and ending at the Depot in Cloudcroft, we will have five stations along 1.5 miles of trail where you draw a card to make your poker hand.  Top three hands receive a prize!  The trails are family friendly, historic, and scenic.  The original rail bed on the Brooks property will be open, where you can see the progress on restoring the historic railroad trestle.  We hope to see you there!



Work Day – May 5/19/18

WHAT WE WILL BE DOING:  We will be ‘sprucing up” around the cabin and the trestle (a national historic site) on the Brooks property, in preparation for opening the area for viewing by the hiking public during the summer. Mostly light to medium work…we can use a lot of people! Bring water, gloves, sun protection, and sturdy shoes.

WHEN:  Saturday May 19, 2018, 9 am…work until noon.

WHERE:  Meet in Cloudcroft at the Village Spur Trailhead, where Highways 82 and 130 intersect.


We will have shirts and caps with the new NM Rails-to-Trails Association logo for purchase.