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West Texas Trail Walkers


October 6-8, 2017

Experience the wilds of Texas and New Mexico high country. This newly designated trail system winds through two national parks, a national forest and the desert landscape of BLM encompassing over 100 miles. It includes Guadalupe National Park, Sitting Bull Falls in Lincoln National Forest and continues through the rugged backcountry to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Join us this year as we hike the highlights of this newly designated trail system.

Friday, 10/6
Sitting Bull Falls
5k, 14k

Experience an oasis hidden in the midst of the desert where a beautiful 130-foot waterfall pours over canyon walls. Also spring fed ponds and grottos.


Rated: Rugged 
elevation gain: 1,000’

Saturday, 10/7
Guadalupe Peak
up to 17k


Trail climbs to the “Top of Texas” at 8,749’ to offer fantastic views including several eco-systems from high desert to high forests. Sign register at AA monument.

Rated: Strenuous 
elevation gain: 3,000’

Saturday, 10/7
Smith Spring
5k, 10k


Alternative to the challenging peak. This seeping spring oasis is surrounded by maidenhair fern and big-tooth maple and a good place to rest and spot wildlife. 

Rated: Easy to moderate 
elevation gain: 400’

Sunday, 10/8
Old Guano Trail
up to 20k


Design-your-own-hike and visit the seldom seen trail above Carlsbad National Park with the option of including the Caverns Tour as part of your hike. 

Rated: Moderate  
elevation gain: 700’

Fairfield Inn & Suites, Carlsbad, NM

2525 South Canal Street, Carlsbad, NM  88220

Reservations: 575-887-8000


Reservations must be made by September 1st, 2017 to secure the $99 rate. 
Tell them you are with the West Texas Trail Walkers (WTTW).

Reservations include a full, hot breakfast that starts serving at 5:30 AM. There is also a an outdoor pool with whirlpool/hot tub and an outdoor fire pit for evening socializing. Rates may be up to $150 by October so book by 9/1.

Annual Meeting/Banquet
Saturday 10/7 @ 7:00 PM
Power House Room, 
Riverwalk Recreation Center


400 Riverwalk Drive, Carlsbad, NM
Power House Room has a covered pier overlooking the Pecos River. 


Enjoy a barbecue dinner before our annual meeting where we honor the
many volunteers that make this club a success. 



In order to obtain a special-use permit from the national park service we have to obey national park regulations and not exchange money in the park. That means you must register by mail and it must be postmarked by September 16, 2016.


For information on alternate lodging and things to do in the area, visit:
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