Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter outings are free and open to the public. Click HERE to see our calendar of all hikes and events.

We also operate a Meetup site, which is a great way to get hike notifications and reminders and otherwise connect with fellow hikers in the Santa Fe area.

We offer hikes at all levels of difficulty, and difficulty level is listed in each hike. All mileages are round-trip. Participants must sign a liability waiver the leader will provide (download form here). Bring water, lunch, sturdy hiking boots or shoes and clothing suitable for the weather.

Dogs permitted only if so noted in write-up. Leaders reserve the right to turn away anyone whose experience or equipment appears unsuitable. Unaccompanied minors need written permission from a parent or guardian (download form here).

Leaders may alter destination or cancel trip due to weather, unfavorable conditions, or insufficient number of participants.  Always contact leader before the outing to confirm participation and details.

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Outings news

Trip Report – Painted Cave

From leader Larry Hughes,
May 20, 2019 From L to R: Taher, CK, Jim, Chris, Helen, Steve, Gustavo and Christie with Lolina and Nancy sitting in front.
Near perfect weather greeted a prime group of eleven hikers, as they started off ...
Trip Report - Painted Cave

Trip Report – Santa Fe Baldy

From leader Larry Hughes
October 28,2017
By 11:30, our group of 9 was on the summit of Santa Fe Baldy.  The relatively mild temperatures and light winds made it possible for us to enjoy a relaxed lunch on top ...

Trip report – Ancho Rapids/Frijoles hike

10/14/2017
From leader Aku Five hikers had a PERFECT day on Saturday for a hike from the Ancho Rapids trailhead to Lower Frijoles Falls in Bandelier, and back.  After a  brief side visit to Ancho Rapids, they hiked through White ...
Trip report – Ancho Rapids/Frijoles hike

Trip report – Frijoles Loop

10/8/2017 From leader Aku:
The weather stabilized beautifully for Sunday’s Sierra Club Frijoles Canyon loop hike, providing a perfect fall outing for Larry, Heidy, Bojan, and Aku in Bandelier. Box elders and many other lower elevation, deciduous trees and shrubs ...

Fall 2017 Outings

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 ...
Fall 2017 Outings

Trip report – Wheeler Peak

Rio Grande Chapter outings report – Wheeler Peak, 9/9/2017 ...
Trip report – Wheeler Peak