New trail opens in Lincoln National Forest

Mountain Biking (Stock Image)

CLOUDCROFT, N.M. (KRQE) – A new trail in the Lincoln National Forest is officially open to the public.The Alamogordo Daily News says the New Mexico Rails to Trails Association inaugurated the trail over the weekend.

President Grady Nicholson said during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday that the trail is part of the original railroad bed that came through around 1900. The railroad connects Alamogordo to Cloudcroft.

Nicholson says the group funded a bridge to connect the new trail section to the Trestle Recreation Area Trails.

Bonnie Brooks, who owns the property the trail runs on, decided to deed it over to Rails to Trails. Brooks can have access to the property until death or until she official gives it to the group.

The event was timed to coincide with National Trails Day. American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® is the country’s largest celebration of trails which was Saturday, June 7. National Trails Day events include hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects and more.


Information from: Alamogordo Daily News,

The Associated Press contributed to this story provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s