La Tierra Trials Master Plan

Wilson & Company worked with the City of Santa Fe, NM, to develop the La Tierra Trails Master Plan. Once located in the far limits of town, the La Tierra Trails property is surrounded by urban and suburban development. There has been a history of illegal camping, extensive trash dumping, firearms use, and off-road vehicle recreation.

Creating a Trails Master Plan formalizes the 25+ miles of wilderness trails for hikers, bikers, and equestrians. It designates three technical areas for BMX, free-ride mountain bikers, and ATV/MX riders as bounded, skills park areas. The plan created, designed, and constructed a list of improvement projects that included new trailheads, perimeter fencing, trail building and closures, regional trail connection improvements, and a comprehensive signage and wayfinding system.

The City of Santa Fe’s La Tierra Trails is located on 1,500 acres of public land within the city limits, and only two miles from the downtown plaza; the 25+ miles of recreational trails allow for a wide diversity of trail users ranging from hiker/dog-walker/trail-runner, mountain biker, equestrian, to BMX/freeride. The La Tierra Trails complements existing recreational trail destination areas in and around Santa Fe and expands the City’s wilderness trail offerings to over 60 miles of recreational trails near downtown Santa Fe.