Trail Development

ECTA is actively engaged with area land managers to develop new trails and trail systems identified in the Enchanted Circle Trails Plan as top priorities.

HWY 150 Multi-Use Pathway

HWY 150 Multi-Use Pathway
The vision of a recreational trail linking Arroyo Seco to the parking lot in front of KTAO has long been a dream for many in the community. Just before the end of 2021, Taos Pueblo Tribal Council approved the idea of this trail, signing a Resolution to give the Enchanted Circle Trails Association (ECTA) permission...

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Bull of the Woods to Middle Fork

Bull of the Woods to Middle Fork
In 2014, the Taos Mountain Bike Association (previously known as Del Norte MtB Assocation) negotiated a promise from the Forest Service that this trial would be constructed to replace just a few of the miles of mountain biking opportunities lost with the establishment of the Columbine–Hondo Wilderness. The trail will connect the Bull of the...

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Horsethief Mesa

Horsethief Mesa
As part of the Bureau of Land Management's commitment to expanding recreation access on public lands, they considered ECTA's conceptual trail plan for the Horsethief Mesa area during their travel management plan update. After an extensive survey of all existing trails and roads, and dozens of hours of ground-truthing, ECTA and our community partners developed...

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Talpa Ridge

Talpa Ridge
Talpa Ridge Trail Plan - v3 Overview In partnership with the Forest Service, ECTA has developed a multi-user trail plan for the Talpa Ridge area on the eastern edge of the town of Taos. The goal is to create a shared-use system that will best meet the growing demand for public land access by all...

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Rio Grande Trail: Bridge to Bridge

Rio Grande Trail: Bridge to Bridge
In 2015, New Mexico state legislators passed a bill to establish a 500-mile cross-state recreational trail. The Rio Grande Trail will be open for hiking, biking, and horseback riding along the Rio Grande, allowing users to explore, learn about, and connect with a tapestry of diverse natural habitats, rich history, striking landscapes, and vibrant communities....

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Questa to Red River Trail

Questa to Red River Trail
The vision for this trail is a multi-use, sustainable recreation trail that connects the communities of Questa and Red River to the land, the water, and the people. The trail will enhance the quality of life for locals and visitors, attract and bolster tourism, and spur economic development in both communities. Groups involved in the...

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Miranda Canyon

Miranda Canyon
ECTA drafted a conceptual trail plan with the Miranda Canyon Commission and the Forest is now reviewing it, getting input to incorporate into the next draft trail plan for the Miranda Commission's digestion. The proposal included both motorized and non-motorized routes, and attempts to incorporate current use patterns. Several trailheads were recommended to manage user access...

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