Hiking

We offer hikes for all levels. Rating levels and entry hikes have been established to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all the hikers. 

Hiking Days & Times

Hikes occur on Thursdays and depart in the mornings. Return time is dependent on hike distance and location.

Sign Up & Fees

Sign up and payment for hikes will be held the first Monday of each month at Frank O'Brien Papen Community Center. Fees vary according to hike location but typically range from $5 to $20.

Upcoming Hikes

Aug 29: Scott Able rail. Cloudcroft, NM. A Little Different this time! Moderate due to length and elevation. 5 mi one way trail with 1100 ft of elevation loss. Pack a lunch plus two liters of water. We have done this trail before, starting at the bottom and hiking up.Cost $15.00.

September 5: No Hike.

September 12:  Chippeway and Chippeway Spur Trail. Moderate due to length and starting elevation.  Starting at the Upper Chippeway  hike 1.7 miles to the junction with the upper end of 247E, hike 3.1 miles to the lower end of the Chippeway Spur. This is a one way hike.  Cost $15.00.

September 19: Big Juniper Tree and Cornell Ranch. Bayard, NM. Moderate. 5 mile loop hike, elevations ranging from 6400-6600 ft. The Big Juniper Tree is nationally ranked as the second largest alligator Juniper Tree. Its diameter is 70.2 in, circumference is 18 ft. 4 in, crown spread is 62 ft., and height is 63 ft. Pack a full lunch and at LEAST two liters of water as this is an all-day trip. Cost $15.00. 

September 24: No Hike.