As outdoor lands and some recreational areas reopen in Albuquerque and New Mexico, state officials are reminding residents and visitors to be respectful of these places and continue to take precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is beginning a phased-in reopening of state parks, trails, and public areas. To enjoy these beautiful places, it’s essential that the public practices responsible recreation, in accordance with updated outdoor recreation guidelines issued by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office and the Outdoor Recreation Division of the Economic Development Department.
“As we spend more time in New Mexico’s great outdoors, let’s remember that we all share these beautiful spaces and must protect them as well as each other,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “You will not be alone. Just as you would at the grocery store, please practice social distancing and put on a face mask when passing other hikers, bikers and bird-watchers on the trail. And – as always – be respectful of the landscape. Follow all restrictions including burn bans and leave nothing behind -- whether it’s dog waste, your picnic trash, or the jacket you needed in the morning but not in the afternoon.”
Visit the Outdoor Recreation Division’s website for current information about public lands closures and re-openings. Please forward your questions about the guidelines to Axie Navas, Director of the Outdoor Recreation Division, at 505-660-5992 or email Alexandra.Navas@state.nm.us.