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Special Recreation Permits for Non-motorized Competitive Events in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument

The BLM proposes to issue three Special Recreation Permits to applicants for non-motorized competitive events (trail running and mountain biking) in the Taos Valley Overlook and Wild Rivers areas of the National Monument. An environmental assessment evaluating this proposal (see below) was available for public review during this past summer and is currently being revised in response to public comments. The BLM anticipates finalizing the EA and making a decision on the proposal soon. For more information, contact Planning and Environmental Specialist Brad Higdon at 575-751-4725.

Access to Santa Cruz North Lake Facilities to be Restricted

Management Planning for Río Grande del Norte National Monument
The BLM is preparing a management plan for the Río Grande del Norte National Monument which will amend the current land use plan through the preparation of an environmental assessment.

Planning / NEPA

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Rio Grande del Norte National Monument


Recreation Sites


Río Grande del Norte National Monument

-Recreation Opportunities

Wild Rivers Recreation Area

Wild Rivers Backcountry Byway

-Orilla Verde Recreation Area

Río Grande Wild and Scenic River

-Red River Wild and Scenic River
 Río Chama Wild and Scenic River
 Santa Cruz Lake

Sabinoso Wilderness

 La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs
 Diablo Canyon Recreation Area


Taos Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
226 Cruz Alta Road
Taos, NM  87571-5983

(575) 758-8851
(575) 758-1620 FAX