One of Abiquiu’s beautiful slot canyons. Courtesy/PEEC
New Mexico is home to dozens of slot canyons, which provide for peaceful hikes and beautiful surroundings.
New Mexico outdoorsman Doug Scott will guide a small group to discover some amazing slot canyons in the Abiquiu area, through an outing offered by PEEC at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9.
The group will explore several slot canyons in the Abiquiu area, which is where Georgia O’Keeffe drew much of her artistic inspiration. The slot canyons planned for this outing are not technical, in that ropes and climbing equipment will not be necessary. Total distance covered by the group will be up to 6 miles, with a 900 foot vertical elevation gain.
Scott has been exploring NM since he was a young child. He started the Taos Mountain Outfitters in 1972 and was a commercial whitewater rafting guide and ski touring guide for many years, besides being a successful artist.
The cost is $20 per person, or $16 for PEEC members. Advance registration is required, and the hike is limited to only 10 people.
For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505.662.0460.
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies.
PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.