Rio Grande Trail Commission
The “Rio Grande Trail Commission” is created to establish the Rio Grande trail to run the length of the state from Colorado to Texas.
The Rio Grande trail shall be a recreation trail for New Mexico residents and visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of New Mexico and the Rio Grande and learn about the culture and history of New Mexico. The trail shall be established in a manner that seeks to minimize environmental impacts and preserve sensitive habitat. The commission, established July 2015, shall define and recommend viable path routes of the Rio Grande Trail, mitigate challenges related to its establishment and define and recommend other features, facilities and enhancements needed on the trail. The commission shall also make recommendations to the legislature as needed and report annually to the governor and the appropriate interim committees that deal with water and natural resources and rural and economic development. (NM Legislature House Bill – 563)
Learn more in the Rio Grande Trail Fact Sheet.