3 Strategies to Take your Natural Surface Trail Plan to the Next Level

By: Dave Foster, Senior Design Associate, Alta Planning + Design Natural surface trails serve as valuable recreational amenities for millions of Americans. Hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, trail runners, nature-viewers, and dog-walkers routinely enjoy the physical and mental health benefits provided by natural surface trails. Convenient access to natural surface trails and open space is increasingly […]

On the Path to Completion: Rio Grande Trail Master Plan is Approved

By: Jean Crowther, AICP, Senior Planning Associate, Alta Planning + Design In 2015, the New Mexico legislature established a vision for a 500-mile, cross-state, recreational trail for hiking, biking, and horseback riding along the Rio Grande. With the intention of moving the Rio Grande Trail from vision to reality, the State Parks Division hired Alta […]