Guided Eight-Mile Hike in White Rock Canyon

By Sandra West


Photo Paul Arendt

Thunderbird Rock.

Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).PEEK offers a challenging hike in White Rock Canyon to see petroglyphs, springs, and the beauty of White Rock Canyon in the winter. On Saturday, February 17, Paul Arendt will lead an eight-mile loop hike connecting the Red Dot Trail to the Blue Dot Trail. This rugged, outing will start at 9 a.m., and it will take the group about six hours to complete the loop. Space is limited, and registration is required for this hike, organized by 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.

To hike this eight-mile loop with Paul Arendt, register online at Afterward, meet Arendt and other hikers at 9 AM on Saturday, February 17. Bring water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, and good hiking shoes or boots.

Hikers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Red Dot Trailhead in White Rock. Registration is required. Attendance is free for PEEC members and $5 for non-members. For more information about this and other Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) programs, visit, email or call (505) 662-0460.






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