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West Texas Trail Walkers


Celebrating over 40 years of hiking our West Texas favorites!

Our Next Event:
Ruidoso / Lincoln National Forest, New Mexico
October 11-13, 2024
Updated Oct 16, 2023
Ruidoso New Mexico

Mark your calendars for October 11-13, 2024 for the West Texas Trail Walkers annual hiking event. We will be returning to the beautiful mountains around Ruidoso, New Mexico.  Watch this site form more details around May 2024.


Mural in midtown Ruidoso


Bull elk at Two Rivers Park in Ruidoso

Volunteers Needed!


As you know, it takes a core group of volunteers to organize a hiking event of this magnitude.  We always need volunteers to serve as hiking directors and assistant hiking directors for each day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  These volunteers set up the hikes, determine the check points and trail markings, create a map and directions, coordinate the worker's walks and recruit several volunteers to help out  on the day of the hike.  Since our hikes use established state park trails and maps, the walk directors don't need to do much background preparation.

If you prefer to volunteer for more specific tasks, we have several volunteer opportunities. These activities are "nice to have" but not "mission essential."   If we don't have volunteers, most likely they will be dropped.  Here are the volunteer activities:

  • Designing and purchasing  the annual Patch

  • Selecting and negotiating a special hotel rate

  • Selecting the location and coordinating the Friday night happy hour

Lastly, we always need people to serve on the board.  We have one position open in October 2023.  Also Susan Noonan is serving as acting President and Secretary.  She is willing to serve in one of these officer positions, but needs someone to volunteer for either President or Secretary.

Thank you to all our volunteers.  Without this active core, our organization would fold.

News and Notes
Posted September 27, 2023
Palo Duro Canyon maps and GPX files posted

Maps for the upcoming walks and GPX-format files have been posted for the upcoming events in Palo Duro Canyon State Park.  See the Palo Duro page to download them.

Posted June 1, 2023
Palo Duro Canyon SP Flyer and Registration posted

The event flyer and registration form for this year's event in
Palo Duro Canyon State Park have been posted. 

Posted June 1, 2022
CBSP Event Flyer and Registration posted

The event flyer and registration form for this year's event in Colorado Bend State Park have been posted. 

Posted August 2, 2021
AARP Guide to Big Bend National Park

The AARP guide to Big Bend National Park contains much useful information.  View it at this link: AARP BBNP Guide.

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