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November 2-4, 2022  |  Albuquerque, New Mexico

The 2022 National Trails Workshop will be three days of learning, collaboration, and networking amongst seasoned trails and tourism professionals, emerging leaders and people who are interested in getting involved with trails in their communities and across the nation. With a particular emphasis on learning from and with Indigenous communities, the workshop will provide opportunities to grow your trails skillset, collaboratively confront issues facing trails, and co-create solutions for specific and system-wide problems.

As we convene for the National Trails Workshop in-person for the first time in three years, we will offer a variety of  formal sessions that will produce actionable results and free-form or impromptu exchange and co-creation. Participants will leave sessions with drafts or completed versions of tools, documents, or strategies to apply what they learned to their trails. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to learn from a vast network of trails professionals through structured discussion roundtables and ‘free space’ for peer exchange. Whether you are new to trails or are a seasoned trail professional, there will be something for you.

Workshop Sessions

Day 1: Trainings will explore tribal sovereignty, engagement with Indigenous communities and co-led stewardship.

Day 2: Trainings will explore advocacy campaigns, gateway communities, diversifying trail visitors and creating equitable workplaces.

Day 3: Trainings will explore inventory & monitoring tools, working with non-traditional partners, environmental justice and outdoor careers.

Click the button below to see the full schedule and session descriptions.

2022 National Trails Workshop Program

Who should attend?

The National Trails Workshop is open to all. Specifically, those interested in developing skills and knowledge to support, conserve, build, promote, and interpret trails will find the workshop very useful. 

What should I expect when I attend?

The Workshop will feature a range of activities including talks, interactive sessions, facilitated discussions, and networking opportunities. Expect to actively participate in sessions, engage in conversations, and take notes during educational sessions. Come with ideas, questions, and problems you’d like to discuss with the trails community. 

What to wear?  We want you to be comfortable so attire is workplace casual. Here is a helpful article that explains what that means.
Please check the weather in advance because the temperature may change a good deal between day and night. Layers are suggested.

Photo by Courtesy of Visit Albuquerque


All workshop sessions and roundtable discussions will occur at the Clyde Hotel located at 330 Tijeras Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

Hotel Rooms
Guest rooms are available at the Clyde Hotel at a block discount rate of $139, plus $20.00 amenity fee and taxes per night, for a King or Double room through TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11th.

Questions about Accommodations
The Partnership for the National Trails System is committed to providing inclusive experiences and equal acccess to programs and services. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, please reach out to Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, interpretation needs, event materials, event room accessibility, food, audio, visual, learning or mental health needs. In all situations, PNTS will make a good faith effort to provide accommodations for the National Trails Workshop until November 4th, 2022. Hotel Clyde is an ADA complaint facility. A limited number of ADA compliant rooms are available to reserve. Please reach out to the Clyde Hotel to secure an accessible room.

The Clyde Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Albuquerque, minutes from both I-25 and I-40 providing easy access to all areas of the city. The Albuquerque International Sunport is 5.2 miles away / 10 minute drive. Only 3 blocks from Alvarado Train Station and ABQ Rapid Transit public transportation.

The Clyde Hotel does not provide a shuttle service; however the following transportation services are available: Taxi Service, Uber, Lyft, and Public Transit-ABQ Ride. There are also several Limo Services as well as Tour & Charter Services available. Explore ground transportation options from Albuquerque International Sunport here.  

Super Shuttle Express is another service that provides rides to and from the sunport as well as around Albuquerque.

The Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory is a great way to see the town. Get a glimpse at some of the top attractions in Albuquerque, NM while enjoying a leisurely open-air trolley tour. To learn more about one of the best ways to see the many tourist attractions in Albuquerque, New Mexico, visit

Event Parking
The Clyde Hotel provides free parking to hotel guests (parking is covered within the amenity fee). There is a large parking garage connected to the hotel. The hotel parking garage can be found at Albuquerque Plaza, 367 Copper Ave NW. Others attending the event without a room reservation may also park in the hotel parking garage for a charge of $16 per day (this does not include in/out privileges). There are also public parking lots nearby.

Dining and Nightlife at the Clyde Hotel
The Clyde Hotel is located amongst some of the best restaurants in Albuquerque within some of the city’s most celebrated nightlife spots. From casual dining at Carrie’s Restaurant to the relaxing atmosphere offerings of both Carrie’s and 1922 Bar & Lounge, guests will find that The Clyde Hotel is a spectacular home base for great dining and nightlife.

Carrie’s Restaurant-Room Service Only

Located on The Clyde Hotel premises, the restaurant reflects Carrie’s lively style, with bold patterns and bright colors. Carrie Tingley loved flowers and floral patterns. The space is light, airy, and energetic, embracing the warmth of Carrie’s personality. The menu is classic, providing a nod to traditional cuisine with a modern twist. Carries serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in its restaurant. Room Service Note: Available from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

1922 Bar & Lounge

Inspired by the bold and unyielding nature of Clyde Tingley, the beverage program at 1922 matches his unprecedented ambition and creates full -flavored drinks that are unmistakably audacious. Our cocktails and wines were designed around the time of Prohibition and crafted true to form. Our draft beers are local and pay homage to Clyde Tingley’s prolific work for our community.

Keva Juice

Keva Juice is locally owned and operated. Delicious healthy smoothies and frozen yogurt are our specialty, so jump on the wave and join the Keva lifestyle! Refresh and recharge with a fruit-filled smoothie! Made-to-order with the freshest ingredients, you’ll be able to taste the tropics and feel the health. We even offer a variety of health-boosters – One free with each smoothie! Open Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 6:00pm.

Mercantile Express Cafe

Neighborhood Cafe right here at The Clyde Hotel. Eat locally sources food with a seasonally driven menu. Crafting Artisan Sandwiches to order and soup and salad specials. Open Monday – Friday from 7:00am – 2:00pm.

Image courtesy of Visit Albuquerque.

Around Albuquerque

Downtown Albuquerque is in the midst of a major multimillion-dollar revitalization. Here you will find bustling nightlife along Central Avenue (former Route 66), including many nightclubs, theaters, restaurants, shopping, performing arts, art galleries and a Special collection library.

Historic Route 66 & Historic Old Town
Route 66 and Albuquerque have had a long-standing romance. Running through the heart of the city along Central Avenue, this historic highway leads travelers through some of the city’s most beloved neighborhoods and is still a jumping off point for transportation. Home to eclectic shops and unique restaurants, Route 66 is adorned with buzzing neon signs, vintage artifacts, and epitomizes our unique ABQ attitude. You can experience an authentic fusion of old and new along Route 66 in Nob Hill, the University area, Downtown, and Historic Old Town.

In the heart of Albuquerque, our New Mexico hotel in Old Town offers a unique location in a historic district. Old Town district has been the focal point of the community since 1706. Within walking distance are historic landmarks, restaurants, local shopping favorites, and many other attractions

Downtown Arts and Galleries
  • Oro Fine Art Gallery
  • Tricklock Performance Laboratory
  • The Box – Performance Space (improv comedy)
  • Corpus Arts
  • Kimo Theatre
  • Sumner & Dene
  • 516 ARTS
Downtown Dining Options

▪ Starbucks On Property – Coffee and Pastries

▪ Range Café Downtown Upscale American Diner

▪ 505 Food Hall Causal

▪ JC’s New York Pizza Department Pizza

▪ Oni Ramen Japanese-style noodles

▪ Canvas Artistry Coffee + Cocktails + American/New Mexican Menu

▪ Tucanos Brazilian Grill Brazilian

▪ Don Sushi Sushi

▪ Cecilia’s Cafe New Mexican & Continental

▪ Lulu Kitchen Chinese

▪ Le Troquet Gourmet French

▪ Baca Boys Café New Mexican

▪ Café Lush Modern New American

Locals Recommendations

Hours & Capacity
Food Details
Distance from Hotel Clyde
Accessibility & Inclusivity
Marble Brewery | 111 Marble Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 | 505-243-2739
 11AM-12AM,  11AM-10:30PM | ~100 people capacity
Beer, spirits, wine & hard seltzers served. Often has a nearby food truck. Variety of different food options. Review the food truck schedule & live music schedule here.
3 min drive/13 min walk – 8 blocks
Patio & downstairs is ADA accessible. Roof not accessible. Very LGBTQ+ friendly!


Thank you to our sponsors who have committed support to the workshop. Without their participation, the workshop could not be possible.


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Sponsor the 2022 National Trails Workshop
Workshop sponsorship opportunities are available and provide an excellent way for your company or organization to align itself with the National Trails System while appealing to a highly engaged audience. Learn more from the Sponsorship Packet or contact PNTS Development Director, Jason Chavez, to discuss further at

Previous Workshops

2021 Virtual National Trails Workshop—November 1–4, 2021

Themes: Collaboration and Engagement, Strengthening Organizations and Partnerships, Trail Land Protection

More than 270 people attended, presented, sponsored, and/or supported the Partnership for the National Trails System’s second Virtual Workshop. 

Find the full program here with session materials, recordings, and speaker information. Recordings can also be found in the Webinar Archive.

National Trails Virtual Workshop—October 21–29, 2020

Themes: Advancing Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion; Expanding Partnerships Within and Beyond Trail Corridors; and, Increasing Capacity Through Organizational Development

More than 200 people attended, presented, sponsored, and/or supported the Partnership for the National Trails System’s first Virtual Workshop. Thank you so much for making this Workshop a success we can build on! During the workshop we heard about practical examples and best practices; we were encouraged to recognize that a big vision for a trail requires us to think outside of traditional boundaries and values; we heard about partners raising one another up and highlighting the long underprioritized stories of peoples and nationals throughout our National Trails System; we heard stories that were both heart-wrenching and heartwarming; and we started many important dialogues that we must continue. 

The video recordings are available to the public on the Workshop Final Program page and directly on YouTube .

Biennial National Historic Trails Workshop

At this biennial gathering of National Historic Trails advocates, volunteers and professionals, the workshop hones in on the issues that face the Historic Trails as they move towards completion. Interpretation, preservation of key historic sites, protection indigenous landscapes and acquiring and maintaining a contiguous trail corridor are addressed. Attend this workshop to learn more about how you can play a role in developing, protecting and preserving your favorite historic trails and how you can strengthen your trail organization.

  • National Historic Trails Workshop 2016 – Kansas City, MO (June 6th-10th)
  • National Historic Trails Workshop 2014 – Salt Lake City, UT
  • National Historic Trails Workshop 2012 – Socorro, NM
  • National Historic Trails Workshop 2010 – San Antonio, TX

Biennial National Scenic Trails Workshop

Scenic Trails highlight some of the country’s most spectacular natural landmarks and features. As stewards of these trails, building and maintaining these trails in some very remote locations with volunteer power presents many challenges to trail organizations. The National Scenic Trails workshop provides the opportunity to learn best practices in both physical trail building and maintenance and organizational development. Effective steward organizations have strong programs in communication, volunteer management, fundraising and leadership development. This is an opportunity to go in depth into the issues faced by trail organizations as they strive to complete and maintain the trails in these outstanding scenic corridors.

  • Scenic Trails Workshop 2016 – Pensacola, FL (November 14th-18th)
  • Scenic Trails Workshop 2014 – Tahoe City, CA
  • Scenic Trails Workshop 2012 – Shepherdstown, WV
  • Scenic Trails Workshop 2010 – Reisterstown, MD


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