A lone hiker standing at the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge

Rí­o Grande del Norte National Monument Plan

Río Grande del Norte National Monument was designated on March 25, 2013, by Presidential proclamation under the authority of the Antiquities Act of 1906. The Monument, administered by the BLM Taos Field Office, encompasses a diverse array of nationally significant natural, cultural, and scientific values on 247,852 acres within Rio Arriba and Taos counties in northern New Mexico.  

The Taos Field Office is currently working with its partner agencies to prepare a new Management Plan for the Monument by amending its current land use plan, the Taos Resource Management Plan, with an environmental assessment. The new plan will protect the resource values for which the Monument was designated and provide for traditional, recreational, and other uses of monument lands and resources. 

More information on the BLM planning process and the opportunity to provide input is available here at the BLM National NEPA Register:  https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2024165/510