Here's a place where you can meet other backpacking enthusiasts! Join us on backpacking trips, meet other backpackers, discuss gear, find those "favorite" trails and have fun out there with others who enjoy the activity as much as you do!
Backpackers of all ability levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. We encourage anyone who's thought about backpacking to give it a try. Our trip descriptions will always include the level of difficulty, so you can decide whether it's the right trip for you or not. And what a great place to get advise if you're just starting out!
During the season (April thru October) we'll schedule 3 or 4 trips per month (and sometimes more) and we'll even work in a trip or two during the months of March and November. Out of necessity the majority are weekenders. From time to time we schedule longer trips (3 or 4 days or more). During the winter we'll also plan a few backpacking trips along with some skiing, snowboarding & snowshoeing trips. Over this past season we scheduled over 40 backpacking trips and a couple "get to know everyone" cookouts! You can also check our message board for someone who might be planning a trip. So you've got a lot of opportunities to get out there and hit the trail!
Please read our RSVP Policy which is found in our "Pages" section, and while you're there why not go ahead and read the entire page. There's a lot of useful information in there that our members should know!
Have any questions? Email the organizer, Bob F!
We hope you decide to join our group!
With the continued growth of our group we're looking for additional assistant organizers to plan a few trips or people who just want to organize a single trip during the season. If anyone is interested please contact the group organizer (Bob F) for all the details!
It's been one heck of a trip so far!!!
Welcome, New Mexico Backpackers!
4 days ago · 7:00 PM
Fall Color in the San Juans
Camp in the large dispersed camping area at the Elk Creek trail head, at the Elk Creek Campground or other location of your choice nearby.
Saturday, hike up the Elk... Learn more
September 19 · 10:00 AM
Wheeler Peak Overnight Backpacking Trip
This backpacking trip will take us to Wheeler Peak (the highest peak in New Mexico at 13,161 feet), and we will be able to bag a few other peaks on the way. We will... Learn more
September 18 · 3:00 PM
Argentina Peak weekend trip
Drive time: About 3 hours from Albuquerque
Trip Rating: Moderate
Trail Length: 2.7 miles Saturday, 3.6 miles Sunday, about 6.3 miles total (with option for day hikes)... Learn more
September 17 · 10:00 AM
4 Day Trip in the Pecos Wilderness
Thursday September 17, Day 1: Backpack from Jacks Creek trailhead to Pecos Baldy Lake using trail #257. Option: Climb Pecos Baldy (12500 ft.)
Friday September... Learn more
September 5 · 10:30 AM
Latir Wilderness and Heart Lake
I have been wanting to get back to the Latir Wilderness for a while now and a three day weekend seems perfect. Maybe there are others who could not make Jon’s trip... Learn more