SAN Luis Valley Great Outdoors (SLV GO!) and Costilla County will host a community ribbon cutting for the Rito Seco Park Trails starting at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 15. The final five trail bridges and last section of trail have been completed by the SLV GOATs, the locally-hired professional trail and restoration crew team by SLV GO! A free community meal will follow the ribbon cutting.
Rito Seco Park is located 9.2 miles from northeast of the town of San Luis, turning on to County Road 19.5 and then taking a right on to Rito Seco Rd, ending at the large parking lot off to the right. A total of eight miles of trail have been built, with one out and back overlook trail and two loops that progress up the Rito Seco drainage. All trails were built for sustainability and to require minimal maintenance, while emphasizing the user experience. It is open to all non-motorized use: hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. We want to remind all users to Pack In, Pack Out all of their trash when enjoying this area.
This project was made possible by the residents of Costilla County, Costilla County Youth Corps, organized by Southwest Conservation Corps – Los Valles, the Costilla County Commissioners, Costilla County Road and Bridge, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Contour Logic Trail Designers and Constructors, and Gumption Trailworks.