The Outdoor Recreation Division works to ensure that all New Mexicans gain from the public health, environmental, and economic benefits of sustainable outdoor recreation.

Our Core Values - We measure success by our impacts in these five key areas: sustainable economic development, conservation and access to natural landscapes, equity, education, and health and wellness. 

To learn more about the Outdoor Recreation Division, please visit our website:

Review the 2023-2024 Outdoor Recreation Trails+ Grant Program Guide for details about the grant, including eligible applicants, award amounts, and deadlines. 

Access to the outdoors is a basic human right – yet it’s one that has often been denied to many of our youth. As a result, our underrepresented kids haven’t had the chance to experience some of the best of New Mexico: Its outside world.

This year, the Outdoor Equity Fund opens to applications starting on May 15, 2023 and will be accepted on a rolling basis through the end of 2023 or until funds are expended. The grant will support transformative outdoor experiences that foster stewardship and respect for our lands, waters, and cultural heritage.

For more information on eligibility criteria and to access the Outdoor Equity Fund program guide, please visit our website:

*Please note there are significant changes to the 2023 Outdoor Equity Fund, so we highly encourage you click on the above link and review the updated grant guide. 

New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division