PEEC: Guided Eight-Mile Hike In White Rock Canyon

Thunderbird Rock. Photo by Paul Arendt


PEEC News:


Saturday, Feb. 17, Paul Arendt will lead an eight-mile loop hike connecting the Red Dot Trail to the Blue Dot Trail in which participants will see petroglyphs, springs and the beauty of White Rock Canyon in the winter.


This rugged outing begins at 9 a.m., and takes the group about six hours to complete the loop. Space is limited, and registration is required for this hike, organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).


Arendt, a local hiker and mountaineer, will lead the group down the Red Dot Trail, upriver along the River Trail, up the Blue Dot Trail, and along White Rock Canyon Rim Trail to complete this challenging, yet rewarding loop. Along the way, Arendt will point out interesting petroglyphs, including Thunderbird Rock.


Bring water, snacks, hat, sunscreen and good hiking shoes or boots.

Attendance is free for PEEC members and $5 for non-members. Registration is required at

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit, email or call 505.662.0460.