Albuquerque, New Mexico Chapter

The Albuquerque Chapter of American Pilgrims covers the general area of that city and north central New Mexico. Broadly stated, the purpose of this local chapter is to keep members connected to the Camino and to introduce new people to the phenomenon. We plan to accomplish this in a number of ways, such as social events, hikes, mentoring future pilgrims and serving as a local host for hospitalero training through American Pilgrims.

The chapter will be scheduling local hikes, talks, potlucks, a lending library of Camino related books, and more! These will be listed here but you may also want to check the Local Events page for other events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinators Linnea Hendrickson and Luana Duggan at for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list. 

If you'd like to be more connected with the who and what of Camino events in Albuquerque, seek out our Facebook page at


Post-Thanksgiviing Walk
Friday, November 24, 2017, 10:00 AM

Join the Albuquerque Chapter on a post-Thanksgiving walk for all who want a bit of exercise to walk off that second piece of pie or who just want to get away from the relatives. (Or bring them along!) Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 24. at the Elena Gallegos Open Space in the Sandia foothills at 10:00 AM.

DIRECTIONS--Exit Tramway east at Simms Park Rd. Drive east to the park entrance and go to the parking lot at the top of the road. There is a $1 parking fee. It will be approximately a 2-hour walk along trail 365 at the base of the Sandia Mts. Please RSVP to Gus Cronenberg via Enjoy!!

Los Poblanos Open Space Walk
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 2:00 PM

Join the Albuquerque Chapter on a walk led by experienced pilgrim and Chapter Facebook administrator, Rosalie Rayburn along smooth wide trails in the Los Poblanos Open Space. A great chance to walk, talk and try out your equipment. Meet at 2 PM sharp at the Los Poblanos Open Space parking area north from Montano westbound!

Please RSVP to for any questions and to let us know how many are coming. Click HERE for the site's website with trail information and directions.

Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?
If you are thinking of walking the Camino and are interested in learning more, we can pair you with an experienced pilgrim who can answer your questions on how to prepare and what to expect. Just email us at and ask to be connected with a mentor. 

Also you can visit American Pilgrims on the Camino via Facebook for great dialogue, photos, and a running commentary about the Camino from like-minded pilgrims. 

Rev 11/21/17