Arroyo de las Cañas scramble Register

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Sat, Sep 23, 2023; 10:00 AM1:00 PM  (Local Time)

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Arroyo de las Cañas scramble

Walk up and down a Quebradas watercourse deeply incised through geological strata. RT 7 or 9 miles, elevation gain 250'. Ages 14 and up, no dogs.

Quebrada Rd, San Antonio, NM 87832, USA

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Organized By: Central New Mexico Group

Location: Quebrada Rd, San Antonio, NM 87832, USA

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Event Organizers:
James Nelson
   (575) 517-7001

Arroyo de las Cañas road crossing
Water wearing through Paleozoic rock strata has left multicolored formations in the Quebradas, across the Rio Grande from Socorro. We’ll walk 3.5 mi up the arroyo with only 240’ elevation gain but a few million years of geological time, at which point (teaser coming) we’ll decide whether to continue to a remarkable feature just 1.4 mi farther. Ages 14 and up, no dogs. Exit I-25 at Escondida (first exit N of Socorro) and drive E and then N following the paved road 1.5 miles to the turnoff E to Escondida Lake, where we’ll meet in the parking lot at 9 AM and possibly share rides.
For reference, the full route goes: continue across the river and follow the paved road right (S) 1 mile to the Quebradas Backcountry Byway sign, turn left, and drive 12.2 miles to Stop 7 on the Quebradas geology tour, a fine guide to which is found at

Level: Moderate

Signup Instructions: Sign up at the link provided.

Bring: Water, snacks, any other health and comfort items desired.

Signup Restrictions: Age 12 and up, no dogs

Carpool: Leader will facilitate ride sharing to meeting point

Note: Carpool transportation is at the sole risk of the participants.

Cancellation Policy: Any rain cancels

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