Fall 2018 Outings

Sign-up is by contact with leader (phone or email, if shown).  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 and reservations on some outings are available on the Santa Fe Outings Meetup website.


Saturday, October 6, 2018: White Mesa Bike/Hiking Trails. Meet at the parking area at 9:00 AM.  White Mesa is a bizarre, lovely, and fun place to hike in New Mexico due to the rocky outcrops and exotic colors. Here the geology of the land is on full display! Appropriate for beginner hikers.  The 3.5 mile trail is in full sun so be prepared with plenty of sun screen and water.
Trip Leader: Carrie Ann drinville@hotmail.com RSVP by Oct 3
Location: NW of Albuquerque

Saturday October 6 Saturday 2 pm: Bosquitos outing to the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo with Brittany Fallon.  We will learn about primate behavior.  Dr. Brittany Fallon is a primatologist and UNM Research Assistant Professor who has researched chimpanzees, both in captivity and the wild, for eleven years. She will lead the Bosquitos through the primate exhibits in the Albuquerque Zoo, and discuss the different types of forest each species lives in, and how they compare to the forests of New Mexico. We will visit orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, siamangs, and lemurs on the trip. Please meet at the entrance to the zoo.  We are asking that participants pay their entrance fee.  However, if that is a hardship for you, please contact the trip leader and we may be able to provide some financial assistance.
Trip leader: Sarita Streng 505-288-871
Location: Albuquerque

Friday, October 12: ICO hike with YouthWorks of Santa Fe. We will hike as much as we feel like (even if it’s not very far) on the Aspen Vista Trail. The aspen should look glorious this time of year. We’re meeting at 8:45 and leaving at 9 a.m., and we should be back no later than 3:00. Contact the leader for details.
Trip leader: Raymond N. Greenwell, matrng@hofstra.edu 
Inspiring Connections Outdoors
Location: Santa Fe

Saturday, October 13: Moderate hike in the Sandias. Up by 3-Guns and down Embudo Trails. Car left at bottom of Embudo T.  Total distance and elevation change: about 5 miles and 5300 feet. Gorgeous views. Additional information:
Trip leader: Odile, 505 433 4692, odile@pitot.org
Location: Albuquerque

Saturday, October 20: Docent-led tour of the Art Museum Sculpture Garden. Sponsored by the Sierra Club Military Outdoors Program and everyone is welcome. Handicap accessible outing rated as easy: less than one-half mile round-trip. Come enjoy the aesthetic integration of art with the Sandia mountains as the backdrop. Meet at the Albuquerque Museum Lobby at 9:45am. $4 for seniors and $5 for all others. Children over 10 accompanied by parent or legal guardian, OK. Certified service animals only.
Trip leader: Terry Owen, 505-301-4349 teowen@q.com. RSVP by Oct 18
Location: Albuquerque

Saturday October 27: Petroglyphs @ Boca Negra Canyon Trail off Unser Blvd., ¼ mile north of Montaño Rd. NW. 8 to 10 a.m. Easy walk in volcanic rocky areas. We will see petroglyphs, flowers and animals that live in the areas. Come with your children.  $2 parking fee.
Trip leader: Paulina 505 967-2477
Excursiones a la Naturaleza de Nuevo Mexico
Location: Albuquerque


Saturday, November 3: Moderate loop hike at Canjilon Lakes. This 8-mile hike follows the Continental Divide Trail part of the way. About 800 feet of elevation gain. All hiking on trail with beautiful meadows and super views as we hike along the edge of this escarpment and summit Canjilon Mountain. This is a 90-mile drive to the trailhead, so a long day. Please see the Northern Group’s Meetup pages for sign-up and more details.   Trip leader: Alan Shapiro, nm5s@yahoo.com
Location: northern NM

Saturday, November 3: Outings Leader Training. This training opportunity will provide outings leaders with the tools and information they need to lead a safe, inspiring and fun outing. Attendees will receive a resource packet which includes the Outing Leader Handbook, updated forms; and ideas for planning your own outings. It’s also a great opportunity to meet others that share your passion for preserving our natural world.
Contact: Terry Owen at 505-301-4349, teowen@q.com
Registration here
Location: Albuquerque

 Saturday November 10: Petroglyphs @ Rinconada Canyon Trail. Trail head parking lot at intersection of Unser Blvd. NW at St. Joseph Ave.  10 a.m. Easy to moderate in volcanic rocky areas. Come with your children. $2 parking fee.
Trip leader: Paulina 505 967-2477
Excursiones a la Naturaleza de Nuevo Mexico
Location: Albuquerque

Saturday, November 10: Docent tour of Albuquerque Old Town. 10:45 a.m. Sponsored by the Sierra Club Military Outdoors Program and everyone is welcome. Handicap-accessible outing rated as easy: less than one mile round-trip. Learn about how nature has left its fingerprints on the city. Meet at the Albuquerque Museum Lobby. $4 for seniors and $5 for all others. Children over 10 accompanied by parent or legal guardian OK. Certified service animals only. Contact by Nov. 8 to RSVP and obtain additional information
Trip leader: Terry Owen, 505-301-4349, teowen@q.com
Location: Albuquerque

Saturday, November 10: Cabezon Peak. Moderate hike around the base of the almost vertical volcanic plug. Will first walk up to the basalt plug, then walk around it (one part is on big boulders). Great hike, gorgeous views.
Trip leader:: Odile, 505-433-4692, odile@pitot.org
Location: west of Albuquerque

Wednesday, November 14: Strenuous loop hike on the Chamisa/Saddleback/Juan/Winsor Trails.  0.2 mi long with 2,256′ elevation gain. Portions of the trail are steep, eroded and filled with loose gravel.  Details and sign-up on our Meetup Site.
Trip leader: Sandra Corso
Location: Santa Fe

Saturday, November 17: Moderate shuttle hike up Sun and Moon Mountains.  4-5 miles and a bit over 1,000 feet of elevation.  We will go up Sun from the Old Santa Fe Trail, then down to the saddle between the peaks, then up Moon, returning along a different path to the Old Santa Fe Trail leaving under a mile to shuttle back.  Sections are very steep and have loose footing.  Details and sign-up on our Meetup Site.
Trip leader: Alan Shapiro nm5s@yahoo.com
Location: Santa Fe

November 24 Saturday 6 pm: Bosquitos film Showing of “The Right to Be Wild” about Mexican Wolves with and Q&A with Wildlife Biologist Dave Parsons.  Doors will open at 6 pm with slices of pizza for sale and the film will start at 6:30. David Parsons is a career Wildlife Biologist. From 1990 to 1999 he led the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s effort to restore Mexican Gray Wolves to the wild. Dave’s interests include the ecology and conservation of large carnivores, protection and conservation of biodiversity, and wildlands conservation at scales that fully support ecological and evolutionary processes.  Dave advises organizations and coalitions advocating for carnivore conservation and coexistence and landscape-scale habitat and biodiversity conservation.  The evening will also include kids’ activities along with the film that is about 40 minutes long.  This event will be held at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice 202 Harvard Dr SE Albuquerque, NM 87106.
Trip leader: Sarita Streng 505-288-871
Location: Albuquerque

Sunday, November 25: San Mateo Mountains Hike. Cub Spring Trail 90, west San Mateo mountains. From the trailhead (off NM 52 just north of the Monticello Box, former home of the Warm Springs Apache), we climb 1400′ in 3 miles to join the Coffee Pot Canyon trail, and will probably want to hike another mile and 500′ higher to stand on top of W Blue Mountain. Difficulty: strenuous.
Trip leader: Jim Nelson jcnelson@gilanet.com or 575-854-2259
Location: west of Socorro


Saturday, December 1, Petroglyphs @ Piedras Marcadas Canyon Trail. Located off Golf Course Rd. at Jill Patricia Street. 8 to 11 a.m. Easy to moderate in volcanic rocky areas. 10 a.m.  Come with your children. $2 parking fee.
Trip leader: Paulina 505 967-2477
Excursiones a la Naturaleza de Nuevo Mexico
Location: Albuquerque

Saturday, December 8, 6-8 pm: Big Bosque Bash!  Save the date!  We’re still planning, but there will be music (from Jade Masque), food, good company, maybe dance and poetry.  If you’d like, bring a potluck dish to share.  Plus, maybe a little education about the challenges that the bosque is facing in the warmer future and what the Bosque Action Team is up to.  The Bash will be at the ever-hospitable Tortuga Gallery, 901 Edith SE from 6-8pm.  Suggested donation is $10.
Contact: Richard Barish

 Sunday, December 16: San Mateo Mountains hike. Trails 92 and 36, San Mateo Mts. We will hike from FR 330 (reached from NM 107) over a ridge into the head of Big Rosa Canyon and then start upward again to the Mt. Withington ridge at around 10,000′. About 8 mi, 2000′ elevation gain. Trailhead is accessible by car, but it never hurts to have some clearance. Difficulty: strenuous.
Contact Jim Nelson at jcnelson@gilanet.com or 575-854-2259
Location: Socorro area

Saturday, December 22: Solstice petroglyph hike along Rinconada Canyon Loop Trail in Petroglyph National Monument, where there are about 300 petroglyphs to be viewed. Easy hike: 2.2 miles and 250-foot altitude change. The outing will start at 9:30 a.m., last about 2 hours and include information on the petroglyphs as well as some gentle yoga. OK to bring dogs on leash and children over the age of 10 if accompanied by a legal guardian or parent. To RSVP and obtain additional information, contact NLT Dec. 20:
Trip leader: June Parsons, 832-723-4533, comicsilver@gmail.com, or Terry Owen, 505-301-4349, teowen@q.com
Location: Albuquerque

Cross-country ski and snowshoe outings will be scheduled for December. See Meetup site for dates and locations.

Fall 2018 Outings