Partial trail closure lifted in the Gila National Forest

48 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Gila National Forest has lifted a closure on a portion of the Whitewater Creek Trail #207. The trail segment was closed in the summer of 2020 after officials said overhanging rocks were found near a swimming hole along the trail. A contractor finished rock-scaling work

New Mexico lake, closed for a decade, inches towards reopening

54 Views   LINCOLN COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A lake near Ruidoso has been closed for more than 10 years due to a wildfire. Now, it is getting closer to once again welcoming visitors. Bonito Lake near Ruidoso has been closed since 2012 when it was nearly destroyed in the Little Bear Fire.

Hiker Rescued on Sandia Peak

63 Views   Man was near the top of La Luz Trail ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Rescue crews saved a hiker who got stuck near the top of La Luz Trail in the Sandia Mountains. Officials say a 41-year-old man got to the last quarter of the trail Monday night and found himself stuck

Taos Ski Valley to reopen after water failure

64 Views   The reopening comes just before the 2023 ski season comes to a close TAOS, N.M. — The Taos Ski Valley resort plans to reopen Thursday after a water system failure in the village closed the resort earlier this month.

Two hikers rescued from La Luz Trail

90 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A rescue team brought two hikers to safety after an hourslong effort Thursday night in the Sandia Mountains. The hikers were dropped off at Sandia Crest. They planned to hike from the crest to the Sandia Tram. However, 2-3 feet of snow packed the trail and

Hikers lost near Sandia Peak found, treated for hypothermia

93 Views   How to move them from remote mountain location is next challenge BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. — Four hikers whose location on Sandia Mountain was not known for hours on Wednesday have been found, but getting them safely moved from where they are has yet to be determined.