Bernalillo Co. developing plan for El Camino Real, holds public meetings

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Bernalillo County is developing a plan to preserve and highlight a historic trail. El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro is a 1,600-mile trail stretching from present-day Mexico City to northern New Mexico, where some of the state’s earliest settlements began.

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The county launched an entire website surrounding the trail and includes an interactive map taking you through historic sites along the trail. They also lay out the long-term plan that includes highlighting historic sites along El Camino Real and developing them for visitors.

There were a few different routes settlers took depending on how the Rio Grande was running at the time. So a part of the plan includes identifying possible routes for a trail through the county. The county is also holding the following public meetings:

  • Downtown Growers Market located at 8th and Central in downtown Albuquerque on Saturday, July 10 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Central Meeting – Open House located at La Esquinita, 507 4th St SW on Thursday, July 15 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • South Valley Meeting – Open House at the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House located at 6029 Isleta Blvd SW on Wednesday, July 21 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • North Valley Meeting – Open House at Bachechi Open Space lcoated at 9521 Rio Grande Blvd NW on Tuesday, July 27 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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