New Mexico Backpacking adventures

New Mexico offers some of the most unspoiled, remote, and spectacular wilderness in the lower 48.  The state moniker is "The Land of Enchantment", and there may not be a state moniker that is more true.  Adventures in New Mexico offer tremendous scenery, outrageous geology, and yes, enchantment in every step.  Feel free to contact us with any questions, or to create your own New Mexico BackPack adventure.  Check out our Trip Calendar to see all of our great trips!

  Bisti Badlands

  Middle Fork Gila River


The Bisti (Bis-tie) Badlands take geological exploration to a new level.  Dance among the volcanic and sandstone hoodoos in this fantastical landscape that only wind, water, time, and the magic of geology could create.  Sunsets here are beyond imagination, and will leave you with a sense of wonder and enchantment that your wildest dreams could have conjured.

Duration:  4 days
Skill Level:   Undergraduate
​Cost:  $1100/person

While crossing the gorgeous and untampered Gila River nearly 100 times, you may ask yourself, is there such a thing as a canyonphibian?  Soaring volcanix tuff cliffs, unpoiled and remote wilderness, and a feeling that you have them all to yourself are just a few of the perks of this tremendous adventure.


Duration:  5 days
Skill Level:   Graduate
Cost: $1200/person



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  COntinental Divide Trail

  Valles Caldera: Supervolcano


New Mexico's portion of the CDT, which traces the backbone of North America from Mexico into Alaska, is as spectacular and scenic as its kin in Colorado or anywhere else.  We will marvel at sweeping views, hot springs, and scenes that its violent geologic past have bestowed before our wondering and wandering eyes.


Duration:  5 days
Skill Level:   Graduate
​Cost:  $1200/person




Often called "The Yellowstone of the Southwest", Valles Caldera erupted with a force over 1000 times that of Mt. St. Helen's, leaving this stark and beatuful landscape of mountains, hot springs, and pristine wilderness near Santa Fe.  Our adventure here will traverse Valles and all it has to offer in homage to its still-active volcanism.


Duration:  5 days
Skill Level:   Undergraduate +
Cost:  $1200/person 
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