The University of New Mexico Recreational Services and Getaway Adventures hosts three trips focused on exploring the unique sites of New Mexico during the month of January.
The first trip, on Sunday, Jan. 28, and takes explorers on a hike to learn about New Mexican wildlife at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge. Attendees learn about the traditional flora and fauna of the Land of Enchantment from experienced guides while taking in the beautiful landscapes of Central New Mexico. Cost is $20, UNM students and $30, others. Price includes transportation, guides and snacks.
The second trip also takes place on Sunday, Jan 28. Attendees get to explore the Valle Grande on cross-country skis in the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The Jemez Mountains provide a spectacular backdrop as one glides along the 13.7 mile-wide (22.0km) caldera. A quick soak at the historic Jemez Bath House takes place after the ski adventure. Cost is $38, UNM students and $48, others. Price includes gear rental (if required), transportation, guides, bathhouse fees and snacks.
The final trip is Tuesday, Jan. 30, where adventurers will partake in an “illuminated” hike in the Sandia Mountains. Attendees will get to enjoy the unique experience of snowshoeing with the snow glistening all around in the moonlight. Cost is $19, UNM students and $29, others. Additional $7 fee for snowshoe rental. Prices include transportation, guide and snacks.
Spaces are limited for these adventures. Sing up online or visit the UNM Recreational Services Office in the Johnson Center to reserve a spot.