West Lakeshore Trail


Trail at Heron Lake

Recreational Trails Program

New Mexico State Parks is responsible for administering the Recreational Trails Program (RTP).
The RTP is a federal assistance program made possible through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The RTP provides up to 80% of project funds to develop, improve and maintain trails and trail-related facilities for motorized and non-motorized recreational trail uses.

These federal funds make it possible to enhance, improve and increase recreational opportunities in New Mexico through the development and maintenance of recreational trails and trail-related facilities. Trail uses include hiking, bicycling, in-line skating, equestrian use, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, off-road motorcycling,
all-terrain vehicle riding, four-wheel driving, or using other off-road motorized vehicles. Eligible applicants include local, state and federal agencies, Native American tribes and pueblos, and non-profit organizations in partnership with eligible agencies.


For more information contact:

Judy Kowalski, Design & Development Bureau Chief
505-476-3387 or


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