Las Cruces has more than 65 miles of in-road bicycle lanes, shared-use lanes and bicycle routes. The city also has about 15 miles of paved and natural surface trails. The Mesilla Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization provides more details on ongoing and future plans for bicycling and trail systems.
Bicycle Friendly Community
Las Cruces currently holds a "bronze" status as a Bicycle Friendly Community. The League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly America (BFA) program is a tool for states, communities, business and universities to make bicycling a real transportation and recreation option for all people.
Walking Trails Throughout Las Cruces
The City of Las Cruces offers a dynamic trail system for all levels of physical fitness. The trails and multi-use paths make our community more livable, preserve and restore open space and provide opportunities for physical activity to improve fitness and mental health.
The City of Las Cruces continually assesses innovative ways of protecting and enhancing the community. One of the tools used in this process is the Arroyo Management Plan that provides guidance on several functions and use of land, including additional recreational opportunities. Maps, background and other materials are available.
To find out more about local-area opportunities for biking, hiking or walking, check out the Regional Points of Interest page and the 50+ Recreational opportunities offered by the City of Las Cruces.
Other resources for routes and safety include:
Bicycle, Pedestrian and Equestrian Safety Information & Routes – The New Mexico Department of Transportation provides safety guidelines and maps for all three categories known collectively as BPE. Most material is available in English and Spanish.