At long last, the portion of the New Santa Fe Regional Trail is open again through the Air Force Academy. The trail has been closed for over a year due to heightened national security concerns and damage to the trail from last year’s heavy spring floods.

Tim Wolken, El Paso County Director of Community Services had this say in an email:

I am pleased to report that the New Santa Fe Regional Trail (NSFRT) through the Air Force Academy has reopened for public use.

As you may recall, El Paso County agreed to establish a NSFRT Trails Watch Group to help enhance trail safety and security.   Members of the Watch Group will operate under the following guidelines:
1.            Do not confront a suspicious person.
2.            Report any suspicious activity to the Air Force Academy Security Office – 719-333-2000.
3.            When contacting the Air Force Academy Security Office, please be prepared to report the description, current location, and direction of travel of the suspicious person.
4.            In case of emergency, call 911.

If you are willing to help with Trails Watch Group please email Tim Wolken.