Talpa Foothills Working Group

Two hikers stand on a trail looking over the Town of Taos
Hikers look out over the Town of Taos from the Ojitos Trail (#166), which is within the Talpa Foothills area. Forest Service photo by Zach Behrens.

A third-party facilitator working for the Carson National Forest is convening a working group of stakeholders with diverse interests and backgrounds to collaborate on proposals for a multiple-use trail system in the Talpa Foothills area to the east of Taos, NM. Working group products will be considered in the development of an official government proposal under the National Environmental Policy Act process, which includes more opportunities for public engagement.

Get invovled by attending a public feedback event on March 30 and April 6. Email talpatrailsfeedback@gmail.com to contact the working group and/or be added to the mailist list for project updates.

  • Working Group

    Image of crowd at meeting

    Meetings, members, and how the group process works.

  • Meeting Materials

    A graphic map that shows the Town of Taos and the Forest.

    View meeting materials, summaries and working group member proposals.

  • About and Q&As

    photo of hikers walking on path towards mountains

    More about the group and answers to the most frequent questions.

News Releases

View All News Releases

For More Information

The Carson National Forest has not made a decision regarding management of the National Forest System lands in the Talpa Foothills and has not developed any formal proposal. We are not soliciting feedback or formal comments at this time but encourage you to contact members of the working group with concerns or suggestions at talpatrailsfeedback@gmail.com. For more information about the process please contact

Peter Rich, Forest Planner
Carson National Forest Supervisor’s Office
208 Cruz Alta Rd., Taos, NM 87571

(575) 758-6277 or peter.rich@usda.gov

Featured Events