Thursday, March 14, 2024

O2O Trail Construction Progress

Many thanks to the 26 volunteers (including our friends from NMFVO) who showed up last Saturday! We had another really successful volunteer trail building day, completing 0.5 miles of the new BLM O2O Trail. It's surprisingly quiet and scenic tucked up against the mesa edge and I think this is going to be a really nice loop option with the Blue Canyon Trail when we're done.

The next build day on the O2O Trail is scheduled for Saturday April 13th.

Sunday, March 3, 2024

2024 Spring & Summer Projects

We're trying to set our volunteer trail day schedule a little in advance this year. We're also coordinating with our friends in the New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors to host more joint projects. 

Here are the currently planned projects for the spring and early summer. We'll add to this list, but hope you'll consider marking these dates on your calendar and joining us for some fun.

  • Saturday March 9: Work on the Box-Enterprise Trail Network, constructing the new O2O Trail west of Socorro. 
  • Saturday April 13: More work on the Box-Enterprise Trail Network, hopefully finishing the O2O Trail. 
  • Saturday June 15: Working on the popular Timber Peak Trail #70 in the Magdalena Mountains. We'll clear deadfall and remove overgrowth to improve this scenic hike.
  • Sat-Sun July 13-14: Working on the 6-Mile Canyon Trail in the Magdalena Mountains. We'll clear deadfall and overgrowth to improve navigation on this long and scenic trail. We've reserved the group campsite at Water Canyon Campground for the weekend, so volunteers are welcome to camp out!
Please do consider volunteering. We've been a productive group these last two years thanks to strong participation from the community, and you can help us continue to improve outdoor recreation and access. If you'd like to help out, please contact us

O2O Trail Construction on Saturday March 9th!

We'll be working on building the new O2O Trail on Saturday March 9th with some help from our friends from the New Mexico Volunteers For the Outdoors. The O2O Trail is the first of the stacked-loop trails that connect off the existing Blue Canyon Trail.  The trail is named after the Ocean to Ocean Highway, the original name for Highway 60, which this trail parallels. 

If you're willing to volunteer to help us build this new trail please contact us

You can see the alignment of the new trail in the figure below (shown in red). The existing trails are shown in blue and purple, and the Highway 60 trailhead is denoted with a "P" symbol. A second connecting trail to the Rodeo Grounds is also in the works which will add some longer course options for trail running and mountain bike events. The trail will form a 2.8 mile loop with the Blue Canyon trail from the trailhead.