Sign-up is by contact with leader (phone, or email if shown).  To go you’ll need to sign a waiver that leader will provide.  Dogs only allowed as noted.
Trips are normally free (pay when carpooling) and open to non-members, although we do like it if you join the Club to increase our local and national clout.

Please RSVP the leader unless otherwise stated. Updates on some outings may be available on the Santa Fe Outings Meetup page.

October outings

Sunday, October 1: Borego Trail. Easy/moderate starting on the Borego trail, then off-trail to a Santa Fe Baldy viewpoint, 5 miles, 1,000 feet elevation gain.
Leader: Alan Shapiro, nm5s@yahoo.com, 505-424-9242
Location: Santa Fe area

Thursday, October 5: Alpine meadows. (Thursday recurring hike) Moderate. Ascent to the Alpine Meadows above the Santa Fe Ski Basin 2,000 vertical feet 5 miles.
Leader: Mark Dunham, medunham2@msn.com, 505-795-0199
Location: Santa Fe area

Friday, October 6-Monday, October 9: Pecos backpacking.  Strenuous 4-day backpack in Pecos Wilderness About 32 miles and a total of 5,000 feet of elevation gain.
Leader: Larry Hughes, lorenz.hughes@gmail.com
Location: northern NM 

Saturday, October 7: Bosque Walk. 8am-10am, leisurely hike, Excursiones a la Naturaleza de Nuevo México
Leader: Cecilia Chávez Beltrán, Cecilia.Chavez.Beltran@sierraclub.org
Location: Albuquerque

Saturday, October 7: Chama headwaters. Advanced/moderate. 8-12 miles, no more than 2,500 feet elevation gain.
Leader: Mark Dunham, medunham2@msn.com or 505-795-0199
Location: northern NM 

Sunday, October 8: Frijoles Rim/Canyon Loop. Strenuous 13.6 miles and 1,500-foot gain; a scenic tour of Frijoles Canyon in Bandelier National Monument at a time when, we might see some beautiful fall colors in addition to the exquisite landscape of Frijoles Canyon. Start at the Visitor Center, Frijoles Rim Trail to the Upper Crossing, descend Frijoles Canyon, and return.
Leader: Aku, 505-577-2594
Location: Los Alamos area

Thursday, October 12: Rio Quemado. Trail clearing to Quemado Falls up to 10 miles and 1500 feet elevation gain. Leader: Mark Dunham, medunham2@msn.com or 505-795-0199
Location: northern NM

Saturday, October 14: SF River cleanup. 10am – 12 noon; meet at Closson St. footbridge, bring work gloves; 12:30 picnic, Alto park. In conjunction with Santa Fe Watershed Association ‘Hunt for the Red Rocktober’
Leader: John Buchser, 820-0201, jbuchser@comcast.net
Location: Santa Fe

Sunday, October 15: Hermit Peak. Moderate, 8 miles, 2,750 feet elevation gain.
Leader: Alan Shapiro, nm5s@yahoo.com, 505-424-9242
Location: between Santa Fe and Las Vegas

Thursday, October 19:   Trail clearing to Quemado Falls up to 10 miles and 1500 feet elevation gain.  Now a SFNF-led outing (non-Sierra), contact SFNF.

Saturday, October 21: Alpine Meadows. Sierra trip cancelled.

Thursday, October 26: Alpine meadows. See description for October 5. 

Saturday, October 28: Lower Frijoles Falls. Strenuous, Lower Frijoles Falls from Ancho Rapids, 14 miles and 1,600-foot gain. A scenic approach to the Lower Frijoles Falls through White Rock Canyon.
Leader: Aku, 505-577-2594
Location: Los Alamos area

November Outings

Thursday, November 2: Alpine meadows. See description for October 5.

Saturday, November 4: Easy hike. Out to the Eagle Traps at Burnt Mesa west of Los Alamos, 4.5 miles
Leader: Alan Shapiro, nm5s@yahoo.com, 505-424-9242
Location: Los Alamos

Saturday, November 4: Gold Hill hike. Strenuous, 10 miles and 3,400 ft. of elevation gain. Early start. Two or three dogs OK.
Leader: Larry Hughes, lorenz.hughes@gmail.com
Location: Taos area

Thursday, November 9: Alpine meadows.  See description for October 5.

Friday, November 10: Glorietta Baldy. Veterans Day. Advanced/moderate. Glorietta Baldy from Apache Canyon (Day Hikes p.14). Our modification that shortens this hike is to leave from the lower trailhead by the Apache Canyon inholding, which removes 500 feet of elevation gain and 2 miles each way from the description. If snow flies early, we will likely shift the destination to the Watershed rim, still leaving from FR79 in Canada Los Alamos; 2400 feet elevation and 11 miles
Leader: Mark Dunham, medunham2@msn.com,  505-795-0199
Location: north of Santa Fe 

Thursday, November 16: Santa Fe winter hikes and Thursdays through December 21. Moderate Winter Program for Thursdays In winter, but still seeking aerobic hikes, we switch from the Santa Fe Ski Basin to afternoon hikes in the area, with a noon start. Drives of up to an hour will be considered, and we often go near the rivers, either in White Rock Canyon or along the Rio Chama near Abiquiu. Rating: up to 2000 feet of vertical and up to 10 miles. Note 1: check the Meetup page for specific weekly destinations. Note 2: we ask riders to pay their driver 10 cents/mile, and for these hikes this will rarely exceed $5.
Leader: Mark Dunham, medunham2@msn.com, 505-795-0199
Location: Santa Fe 

Saturday, November 25: Sandia Crest Tunnel Spring Trail. Strenuous Thanksgiving burn off! Day Hikes p.348. Guided by our Albuquerque hikers, we will attempt to see as much of the awesome granite exposed under the Sandia crest. Route may change as we get closer, but the trailhead near Placitas will remain the same. 3000’ elevation gain and 12 miles.
Leader: Mark Dunham, medunham2@msn.com, 505-795-0199
Location: north of Albuquerque 

Thursday, November 30: Winter hikes. See November 16 description.

December outings

Saturday, December 2: White Rock. Easy hike around White Rock, 6.5 miles to petroglyphs, lava tube, views.
Leader: Alan Shapiro, nm5s@yahoo.com 505-424-9242
Location: Los Alamos area 

Thursday, December 7: Winter hikes. See November 16 description.

Saturday, December 9: Hike or snowshoe, depending on weather. Visit Meetup.com for details.
Leader: Aku, 505-577-2594
Location: Santa Fe & environs  

Thursday, December 14: Winter hikes. See November 16 description.

Saturday, December 16: Hike or snowshoe, depending on weather. Visit Meetup.com for details.
Leader: Aku, 505-577-2594
Location: Santa Fe area

Thursday, December 21: Winter hikes. See November 16 description

Saturday, December 23: Hike or snowshoe, depending on conditions, strenuous.
Leader: Larry Hughes, lorenz.hughes@gmail.com
Location: Santa Fe area

Saturday, December 30: mountain walk or snowshoe. Look back on the year and all the great time spent outside. Visit Meetup.com for details.
Leader: Aku, 505-577-2594
Location: Santa Fe area