A national monument in northwestern New Mexico will use a federal grant to develop part of an historic trail and tell its story.
Aztec Ruins National Monument is receiving a $95,313 grant to study and develop part of the Old Spanish Trail in a partnership with the city of Aztec.
Plans call for a pedestrian and bicycle trail from Aztec's downtown historic district to the monument on the other side of the Animas River.
Travelers with pack mules used the trail in the early 19th Century to go between what is now New Mexico and California.
Work is expected to be completed during the summer of 2014.
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