Lobatos Bridge Recreation & Interpretive Education Site

Project Details
Location Name: Lobatos Bridge Recreation & Interpretive Education Site
Nearest Town/City, State: Antonito, Colorado
Project Partners: Bureau of Land Management, The Great Outdoors Fund, Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, SLV GO!
Funding Status
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Minimum donation is $25

  • $43,600.00 of $751,982.00
  • 6% funded
Item Charge
Donation $NONE
Fees ( 4% ) $NONE
Total $No Charge

All funding donated will be dedicated towards project costs.

Project Description

In accordance with the goals and objectives of the RGNA Management Plan (completed in 2015), and consistent with its Hands on the Land (HOL) designation this project is designed to develop a nature-based classroom and enhance recreation opportunities at the Lobatos Bridge site with a strong focus on interpreting the area’s rich natural and cultural heritage. Recreation site amenities supporting this goal include: interpretive and informational signs; improved parking and access; a boat ramp; benches, fire rings, shelters, and picnic tables; an interpretive trail loop; cultural site protection structures; decorative fencing, and; a waterless restroom. All infrastructure will be ADA-compliant and compliant with the American Barriers Act.

Why it Matters

This project satisfies the intent of the RGNA Act of 2006, which was established “to conserve, restore, and protect the natural, historical, cultural, scientific, scenic, wildlife, and recreational resources of the Natural Area.” This project will provide social, environmental, and economic benefits to visitors and residents of supporting communities in a part of Colorado that is chronically underserved and under-represented and has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country.

Types of Recreation
  • Camping
  • Dispersed Camping
  • RV Camping
  • Biking
  • Mountain
  • Touring
  • Fat Tire
  • Off Highway Vehicles
  • E-bikes
  • Motorcycles
  • ATVs (50\" or less wheelbase)
  • UTV (50\"+ wheelbase)
  • Water Sports
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • River Rafting
  • River Floating
  • Swimming
  • Personal Watercrafting
  • Shooting Sports
  • Hunting
  • Recreational Shooting
  • Bow Hunting
  • Other
  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Auto Touring/Driving Tours
  • Nature Watching/Wildlife Viewing