The city of Albuquerque, the Bernalillo County and the National Park Service are working together to develop the “West Mesa Trails Plan,” which would connect important destinations and landmarks across the West Mesa through multi-use trails.
The plan would develop up to 24 miles of trails to link several existing landforms, such as Petroglyph National Monument and Piedras Marcadas Canyon.
The plan was funded by City Council Resolution R-21-228, which claimed:
“An accessible trail system throughout the West Mesa Open Spaces will be an amenity to visitors who desire to further experience the beauty and vistas of the West Mesa. The trail system would serve a growing local population with a cohesive and well-planned trail system to support a variety of outdoor recreation activities and will result in up to twenty-four miles of new trails on the West Mesa.”
The city is seeking input on the plan from the community. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. June 23 at Don Newton-Taylor Ranch Community Center. The meeting is to ask residents about what uses are important to them and what routes they would want to see included in the plan.
The Environmental Planning Commission also has some projects on the horizon to help conserve open spaces and will meet Thursday to discuss them. You can follow the meeting on Zoom.