SANTA FE, N.M. – As outdoor lands and some recreational areas reopen in New Mexico, state officials are reminding residents to be respectful of these places and continue to take precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Restrictions under Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s health emergency begin to ease, and that means the phased-in reopening of state parks, trails, and public areas. To enjoy these beautiful places, it’s essential that the public practices responsible recreation, in accordance with updated outdoor recreation guidelines issued by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office and the Outdoor Recreation Division of the Economic Development Department.

“As we spend more time in New Mexico’s great outdoors, let’s remember that we all share these beautiful spaces and must protect them as well as each other,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “You will not be alone.