Pecos Wilderness BackpackingPecos

This will be a multi-day backpacking trip in the Pecos Wilderness Area in northern New Mexico. Learn about necessary backpacking skills such as packing efficiently, wilderness navigation, traveling in bear country, and more. Enjoy the clean mountain air, diverse flora and fauna, and spectacular mountain views. This trip is for the enthusiastic hiker and will be moderately strenuous!

Trip Registration Info

Trip Dates:
August 31 - September 3

Early Registration Deadline:
August 15

Early Trip Cost:

Late Registration Deadline:
August 22

Late Trip Cost:

Trip Specifics

Pecos Wilderness Area, NM


Learning Goals:
Leave No Trace, efficient packing, backcountry cooking, navigation, water purification, rigging a bear bag

Prior Experience:
No experience required.

Physical/Mental Challenge:
Moderately Strenuous – large elevation gains in short time frames, 40 lb. packs. Broad range of weather with cold nights

Included with Trip Registration

  • All necessary backpacking equipment including backpack, sleeping bag/pad, group gear
  • Backpacking instruction
  • Transportation
  • Meals during trip

What Will You Need?

All regular items from the OPC trip pack list plus:

  • All regular items from the OPC trip pack list
  • Money for snacks/meals during travel