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

The BLM has approved the issuance of up to three Special Recreation Permits for non-motorized competitive events within developed recreation areas of the Río Grande del Norte National Monument.  The BLM appreciates the input provided by the public during the preparation of the environmental assessment, which contributed to a thorough analysis of the potential impacts, and a well-informed decision.  

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

 - Rinconada Loop Trail

Wild Rivers Backcountry Byway

-Orilla Verde Recreation Area

Río Grande Wild and Scenic River

-Red River Wild and Scenic River
-Taos Valley Overlook Trails
 Río Chama Wild and Scenic River
 Santa Cruz Lake

Sabinoso Wilderness

 La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs
 Diablo Canyon Recreation Area
 Horsethief Mesa Trail
 Nambe Badlands Trail


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

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