Paul Arendt Leads PEEC Hike Through Ancho Canyon

Red Dot Trail. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Join PEEC’s Paul Arendt as he leads an exciting hike through Ancho Canyon Saturday, March 21. The group will meet at 9 a.m., and the hike is expected to last about 5-6 hours.

There are many beautiful canyons to explore in White Rock, and this PEEC outing will give participants the chance to go with an experienced guide and a group of other hikers. The hike will begin down the Power Line Trail into lower Ancho Canyon, and then it will continue on to Ancho Rapids.

From there, the hike will proceed upriver to the Red Dot Trail. Along the way the group will examine several petroglyphs and a few old rock formations. The total distance is over eight miles, with an elevation gain/loss of around 1,200 feet. A limited amount of bush whacking over uneven terrain will be required.The level of this hike is moderate to difficult.

While it’s free to participate, this hike is limited to 15 adults, and advance registration is required. Meeting location details will be provided upon registration. For more information about this event and to register, visit contact the organization at or 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 maintains a nature center, 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 $20. To learn more, visit

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