New Mexico trail clash echoes culture war across US West New Mexico trails clash echoes culture war across U.S. WestBy Andrew HayTALPA, N.M. (Reuters) - Physiotherapist Spencer Bushnell lives less than a mile from farmer Carlos Arguello in Taos, New Mexico. That put the neighbors on the frontline of a culture war raging across the West as multi-generational families, conservationists and sometimes conservatives fight trail systems sought by incomers and recreationist locals. Two bike trail projects have been nixed in as many months on public land in Oregon and Colorado. The locals did not want to be seen as advocating any trails because of opposition from their community, he said. Across the United States, Americans are moving to places with trees and trails, many working remotely.