Grand Unified Santa Fe Trails Organization
Inter-connected single track paths for walkers, bicyclists and equestrians.
The “GUSTO” initiative is an effort to study and develop an integrated and unified trail system in and around the Santa Fe area. GUSTO’s vision is a “grand unified trail system” that allows non-motorized users to travel in a loop around the greater Santa Fe area as well as between the urban center and the periphery. The GUSTO initiative will lead community participation efforts to have a unified, sustainable trails system built around the entire metropolitan area.
SFCT is happy to embark on the GUSTO planning expedition with Santa Fe Fat Tire Society, National Park Service, Santa Fe County Horse Coalition, the City and County of Santa Fe, and many other local and regional partners interested in creating connections between our area’s various trail systems and the places where people live, work, and play.
Draft GUSTO Plan Document (Feb. 2019)
GUSTO and the Grand Unified Trail System in the News: Press Coverage
GUSTO Events: Work Days, Celebrations, and Study Trips
As of 2018, a GUSTO (or Grand Unified Trail System) partnership agreement has been signed by:
- Bicycle Technologies International (BTI)
- Cerrillos Hills Park Coalition
- Commonweal Conservancy
- Forest Stewards Guild
- Forest Trust
- Friends of the Santa Fe National Forest
- Glorieta Camps
- Homewise, Inc.
- National Park Service / National Trails
- National Park Service / Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program
- New Mexico Dept. of Health, Public Health Division
- New Mexico Land Conservancy
- Rancho Viejo
- Santa Fe Community College
- Santa Fe Conservation Trust
- Santa Fe County Horse Coalition
- Santa Fe Fat Tire Society
- Santa Fe Watershed Association
- The Nature Conservancy
- The Trust for Public Land
- Trails Alliance of Santa Fe
City of Santa Fe Resolution in Support of Grand Unified Trail System: Passed by City Council, Jan 13, 2016. The City Council resolved to support GUTS and directed staff to work with private and public sector partners to help achieve the GUTS vision.
Santa Fe County Resolution in Support of Grand Unified Trail System: Passed by County Commission, July 26, 2016. The Grand Unified Trails System initiative and the proposed County supporting resolution were discussed with the County Open Lands, Trails, and Parks Advisory Committee (COLTPAC) on Jan. 13, 2016 with a favorable response that helped move the resolution forward.
Grand Unified Trail System Conceptual Framework (April 2015)
The Santa Fe Conservation Trust would like to thank Christopher Larsen / Larsen Fund and the Lineberry Fund for generous support for our coordination of and participation in GUSTO planning and implementation.