Williams Lake Trail re-design on tap for Wednesday talk at TSV


Officials with the Carson National Forest and Taos Ski Valley will host a public talk Wednesday (July 18) to discuss the re-alignment of one of the most popular hikes in the state: Williams Lake Trail.

The forest is considering a proposal from Taos Ski Valley to move three-quarters of a mile of the 2-mile trail, a path that currently follows a utility road in the ski area before reaching the forested ecosystem in the Questa Ranger District. The "2018 Taos Ski Valley Trails Project," announced June 5, also calls for the construction of six new mountain biking trails totaling 7.2 miles. People had only 14 days to comment on the proposals.

The Wednesday talk starts at 5 p.m. at the Taos Tent on Thunderbird Road in Taos Ski Valley. Forest Service officials will include Questa District Ranger Jack Lewis, Eric Garner and Adam Ladell, according to a statement from the Forest Service.