Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mexican Canyon Trestle Vista in Southern N.M. Now Open

The Mexican Canyon Trestle Vista is complete and now open for visitors. “Much appreciation goes out to all who contributed, donated and diligently worked with the Lincoln National Forest to see this wonderful project to fruition … we couldn’t have done it without you,” said Peg Crim, Lincoln National Forest partnership coordinator. The Mexican Canyon Trestle, constructed in 1899 to access timber and provide tourism, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is an important local symbol of the southern Sacramento Mountains railroad logging history, according to a National Forest Service press release. The Lincoln National Forest built the Trestle Recreation Area in 1993, and the New Mexico Rails-to-Trails Association partnered with the Lincoln National Forest to build a trail system in this area. The mountain communities have and will continue to benefit economically from these projects...more

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