Mark your calendars for a safe, outdoor event! After pausing for a year, we decided we can’t wait any longer to formally introduce our interpretive signage to all of you. Though we will have a small detour until the church parking lot is finished, all the signs will be accessible, all our experts on hand, and hopefully the weather welcomes us like it did for our trial walk in 2018 that 75 guests attended. We will mark National Trails Day on Saturday, June 5th, with historian Flavio Cisneros leading a FREE guided walk of our half-mile route. Discover a microcosm of northern New Mexico’s past! Meet at Questa’s intersection; (highways 522 and 38) at 11am.
It’s been another busy year of fundraising, grant-writing, and planning for our diverse team. The summer of 2019 saw a series of events co-hosted by the Questa History Trail and the BLM. These took place out at the Wild Rivers area of our Rio Grande del Norte National Monument; a wonderful series that we hope becomes an annual one!
Meanwhile, other team members designed our new sign faces, compared new long-lasting frameworks, wrote and edited our new sign content – using much feedback from our 2018 events.
The new signs arrived in August and were installed by more team members, with route arrows added for ease of walking the ‘trail’. What we have not yet completed is the bridge across the acequia at sign #5. So please use caution here if you bushwhack across, or detour to the narrow, steep Cisneros rd. as you make your way to sign #6. Our team members will be completing this work soon, as their work schedules allow.
We plan to host our official Ribbon Cutting in the spring of 2020!
None of this work would’ve been possible without the support of the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area! The US Forest Service lent their archaeologist advisor, and Chevron gave generously. Many other supporters were invaluable. Please see all the names on our new Welcome Sign and elsewhere on this site.