SANTA FE — This Saturday, June 5, is National Trails Day®, a day when thousands of people come together across the country to advocate for, maintain and clean up public lands and trails.
New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors (NMVFO) and the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are sponsoring two trail maintenance events in the Pecos Wilderness on National Trails Day to highlight the value of trails and outdoor recreation in general to our collective well-being.
To participate in one of these events, register today:
- Holy Ghost Trail near Tererro. Volunteers will be cutting back brush, clearing fallen trees and branches, and improving the trail tread. Participants will meet at the Holy Ghost Trailhead at 8:30 a.m. Register for this event here.
- El Porvenir Trail near El Porvenir Campground. Volunteers will be cutting back brush and clearing fallen trees and branches from the trail. Participants will meet at the El Porvenir Trailhead at 8:30 a.m. and hike a mile to the work site. Register for this event here.
The SFNF requires that trail volunteers wear a face mask, work gloves, long pants, long-sleeved shirts, sturdy boots and a hard hat. Hard hats and tools will be provided. Bring sunglasses or another kind of eye protection and a day pack with sunblock, lunch, snacks and plenty of water. COVID-19 protocols will be followed.
If this is your first NMVFO project, find more information about difficulty ratings and what to expect at the Volunteer FAQs.
Sponsored by the American Hiking Society, National Trails Day is the perfect opportunity to recognize the physical, mental and emotional benefit we get from our hometown trails and return the favor by giving our trails a little TLC.