New Mexico is known around the world for its beautiful landscapes. So why not take in those gorgeous views from the comfort of a beautifully restored passenger car! You and your family can enjoy amazing vistas while the Santa Fe Scenic train takes you out across the high desert to the views overlooking the Galisteo Basin. This tour includes live music and a Native American Dance performance featuring Avanyu Mountain Dance Group Buffalo Dancers.
Take the first step in learning to whitewater kayak, or a great opportunity to brush up on your roll skills! An instructor will teach the basics of proper fitting, safe emergency exit, rescue/safety skills, and work through an eskimo roll progression. Completing this class will allow you to rent whitewater kayaks and participate in the on-river kayaking classes!
*Must come to get fitted for gear at least 24 hours before the class.
- Tuesday, August 29th from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
- Price: $10 with gear rental / Free with personal gear
- Ages: 12+
EARLY SEPTEMBER TRIPS:
Guadalupe Mountains & Carlsbad Caverns Camping Trip (WAITLIST)
Have you ever wanted to see the 4 highest peaks in Texas? What about one of the largest cave systems in the United States? Join Outdoor Recreation as we camp at Pine Springs Campground in Guadalupe National Park. Friday we will drive down to the campground and set up camp. Saturday we will explore Guadalupe National Park. And Sunday we will drive to Carlsbad Caverns and explore the caves before driving home. The price includes camping gear, entrance into the park & caverns, transportation, camping food, and a guide.
**There will be a mandatory camping orientation and gear check on Wednesday, August 30th from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Outdoor Recreation (ODR). This will give you an opportunity to check out any gear that you need and to ask questions.
- Friday, September 1st - Sunday, September 3rd from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
- Price: $80 RecOn / $196 Regular
- Age: 14+
Wheeler Peak Backpacking
Have you always wanted to climb a big mountain? This is your chance. Wheeler Peak is New Mexico’s tallest peak at 13,161 feet.
We’ll backpack approximately 2 miles to Williams Lake, a beautiful site at the base of the peak to camp for the evening with incredible views. Then we’ll get an early alpine start the following morning for a 2-3 hour push to the summit. This route passes a beautiful alpine lake, winds thru towering pines, and offers unforgettable views of the surrounding mountains. After enjoying a high-altitude lunch we’ll descend, break camp and head back to Albuquerque. This hike is rated as strenuous and is approximately 9 miles RT, with 3,000 feet of elevation gain. Participants should be in the very good physical condition and tolerate high elevation
- 9/2-9/3 ALL DAY BOTH DAYS
- Price: $70 RecOn / $165 Regular
- Age: any age with parental involvement
**Both prices include backpack, headset, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, trekking poles
**There will be a mandatory backpacking orientation and gear check on Wednesday, August 30th from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Outdoor Recreation (ODR).