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Farmington, NM – The City of Farmington’s Department of Outdoor Recreation Initiative is hosting a service day celebration for the grand opening of the Lake Farmington Trailhead on April 27 at 9:30 a.m. The trailhead is home to a 1 ½ mile loop mountain bike trail and a ¾ mile single off-highway vehicle trail (distances are approximate). The trails are the city’s connector to the Bureau of Land Management’s trail project scheduled for later this year.
“We are excited to develop these trails and have them connect to the BLM. This is the first phase of several connections for outdoor enthusiast in our region,” said Cory Styron, director of ORII. “We look forward to the next phase to be completed by the BLM and San Juan County. This is truly a regional effort to improve our outdoor offerings.”
The grand opening schedule is as follows:
9:30 a.m. – Grand opening begins with a 90-minute service project, which will include litter pick-up, creating trail barriers and light dirt work.
11:00 a.m. – Farmington Chamber of Commerce Redcoats ribbon cutting by Mayor Nate Duckett
*This event is open to the public and media is welcome to attend.
About the Outdoor Recreation Industry Initiative (ORII)
The local region has launched the Outdoor Recreation Industry Initiative to build a flourishing outdoor recreation economy to complement our existing energy industry. ORII partners include the City of Farmington, San Juan County, Four Corners Economic Development, Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau, San Juan College, other local communities, existing outdoor recreation businesses, the extractives industry and the BLM.
The ORII goals are to enhance outdoor experiences and offerings and to provide an extensive support system that guides, outfitters and gear manufacturers can utilize to make their businesses more successful.