WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Wednesday, Secretary of the Interior Zinke announced the creation of 19 new National Recreation Trail’s, including the Guadalupe Ridge Trail in southern New Mexico.
The creation of this trail will ensure outdoor recreationalists have the ability to experience the natural beauty of New Mexico, while also aiding tourism and the local economies.
Congressman Pearce, who worked with local communities and the federal government on the trail designation, issued the following statement about the creation of the trail:
“The designation of the Guadalupe Ridge Trail as a National Recreation Trail will provide hikers and recreationalists the opportunity to see some of the most picturesque landscapes in New Mexico. The trail itself will run 100 miles from Guadalupe Peak through the Lincoln National Forest and ends at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Increasing access to our public lands is absolutely essential and something that I will continue to push for. I am happy to have helped work with local communities to make this come to fruition and applaud all those involved for their hard work.”
To view the full list of National Recreation Trails, click here.